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Old 10-15-2013, 11:32 PM
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That should say TON by the way. Started with this junk. Rebuilding a hf 20tin press-image-291924621.jpg Got about this far. Rebuilding a hf 20tin press-image-1056725820.jpg Then this happened ! Rebuilding a hf 20tin press-image-140557015.jpg One little drop of slag hit my wedding ring. Melted my finger to the muscle! I was just tacking in some plate on the sides, and bam! Learned my lesson the hard way. I will never weld gloveless again. I can just about make a fist, so it should be finished soon.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:46 PM
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Ouch!
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:50 PM
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Slag sucks. I was wearing gloves when I learned my lesson, no jacket though, it got me in the arm. Not nearly as bad as that though. It looks like you're pretty much rebuilding that frame only beefier. Why not do the uprights as well?
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by JerrytheJeep View Post
Slag sucks. I was wearing gloves when I learned my lesson, no jacket though, it got me in the arm. Not nearly as bad as that though. It looks like you're pretty much rebuilding that frame only beefier. Why not do the uprights as well?
I boxed the sides with 3/16 plate, no pic yet.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:18 PM
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What are u going to do with this press
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Originally Posted by XJwonders View Post
What are u going to do with this press
My guess is press stuff.....
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:51 PM
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I mean with all the extra stuff welded on it, I'm wondering what he plan to do with it
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Press some really beef stuff?
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Originally Posted by roninofako View Post
Press some really beef stuff?
Lol. If that was the case, don't u think 20 tons might be not enough? Lol
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Also, never weld with flip flops on.

Had a small bit of slag land right in the center of my flip flop, then I stepped on it.

No fun.

I need a press.
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Originally Posted by XJwonders View Post
What are u going to do with this press
well press stuff! I just hated that every time I used it, it would use half the force to rack the frame. It's total overkill, but that's my way! I've seen guys put 30 ton cyls on with no problem.
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Originally Posted by Lowrange2 View Post
Also, never weld with flip flops on. Had a small bit of slag land right in the center of my flip flop, then I stepped on it. No fun. I need a press.
that would suck.
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Almost done! It's a beast!

Rebuilding a hf 20tin press-image-4188971943.jpg
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:13 AM
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I like the wheels. I might consider putting them on mine now.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:10 PM
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Rebuilding a hf 20tin press-image-3263125616.jpg



Rebuilding a hf 20tin press-image-875666992.jpg

Other than a coat of paint, I call it good! Made in China, made better in America.
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