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Readying for the KW

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by DMiller, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Picked up my formed tins
    Huck tool to be here today and Lewis Supply should have my fasteners here early next week
    1/4” coming from CA 3/16” coming pit of WA stores
    My metals shop has not the capacity to offset bend a 1/8” so opted tp a full strap to cover the gap
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    Came yesterday 16oz bp for size
    Awaiting fasteners
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    One thing to remember on those guns is when you squeeze the trigger let it pull the full stroke, let off until it fully returns and repeat until it pops. Short stroking it so it doesn't get a good grip can cause problems I have been told. You will find yourself looking for places to use it that would have never crossed your mind once you get the hang of it.
     
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    Getting things aligned here this morning. Cut out the Extra Sprue off the NEW Battery Box, very Sloppy but NOWHERE near to the $1600 for pieces to build New KW P/Ns. Still need to rebolt the Lid Bolt brackets around a 1/2" forward and square up the Left side(Leans OUT).

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    As got to that point wanted to get away from the Battery Tray went back to the Tool Box. Sides Off, set up and drilled first pin holes in Floor.

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    In Between had Dinner as Bird got done, Aftermath!! And Wife. She is picking the Carcass CLEAN.

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    All of next week will be perpetual turkey.
     
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    That will be probably my job for tomorrow!

    Turns out wife bought a quadriplegic turkey. She was looking for a small one as this year we are doing a two person Thanksgiving so decided to buy a small bird! Guess she missed the part that said it was just the two breasts with no wings or legs!

    Still should be good enough to make a bit of soup!
     
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    Perpetual turkey.
     
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    Geez DMiller, you will have that KW done before it even gets there.:)

    You will love the huckgun, monobolt gun, not sure what the correct name is. bought one 5-6 years ago. All kinds of uses for it.
     
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    There are many uses for a huck riveter. I think all houses should be built with 1/4" steel plate and 3/16" plate for exterior and interior walls with a 1/4" plate roof all riveted together.
    Bathroom should be a solid stainless tig welded construction with center floor drain and wash it out with a lawn sprayer with bleach and hose everything down. All cupboards riveted
    in place, chairs riveted in place, bed frame riveted in place. Mounted on pilings imbedded in the ground 20' deep with 1/4" steel shutters and two plate doors. Seat belts riveted to
    the chairs so when the hurricane/tornado comes along strap your self in and let it blow by. Be cool in the winter and hot in the summer plus it's hail proof. Want to add a bedroom
    just rivet one on.:)
     
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    Uh......yeah. Did you forget to take your pill?
     
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    Why yes I did thank you for reminding me.:)
     
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    I’ve had the same thoughts regarding a bathroom. Stainless steel with a built in hot water pressure washer with a central drain.
     
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    As soon as Tocci is feeling better and his truck is fixed we’ll be headed up there. Hoping next weekend if I get my concrete handled!
     
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    You forgot it needs to be shotgun designed home so you can open the back door up and take leaf blower to sweep it out;) It’s how I cleaned my 5th wheel out that was built from a shipping container.
     
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    Used to work for Simplicity (the screen mfgr), all our machines were held together with Hucks...It would always get everyones attention when the 1" gun went off. Lol

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    Checked weather, just hoping will hold another week, rains this week sucked.

    We had a Huck Gun for the ALTEC equipment mount hardware that failed over time, believe it was 5/8 Hucks. Line crews got to know when a Bolt failed as would pop like a gunshot then ring when hit tool box tins, Only lost MAYBE 50 over the years on all the machines, chalked those up to either bad bolts or bad technique when drawn down. Always on areas with severe shifting side loading as on Corner Mounted Digger Derricks.
     
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    Get your heater ready, monday/tuesday looks cool.
     
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    Yep, winter is arriving. Have heat on one side of workshop(Tools side), may invest in a portable heat source for the truck bay side.
     
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