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Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 06-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

So it's done! Finished pictures:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc230/krzemienr/BBQ/DSC_0836.jpg
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc230/krzemienr/BBQ/DSC_0837.jpg...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 06-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

It's going to be done today! A roll of tape and a newspaper later and here's where we are at:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc230/krzemienr/BBQ/DSC_0832.jpg



I already painted the...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 06-01-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,887
Posted By FX4
Re: Rear bumper build

If you are going to paint it yourself. Soak it with some kind of a penetrating agent such as BP Blaster (and I mean soak it). Prime and paint when it's fully soak. I have done this on a few car...
Forum: How-To Submissions 05-26-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,282
Posted By FX4
Re: How to dye your plastic trim

From the few questions I have gotten: 1 bottle is enough to do your bumper valance, and all trim on your truck with 2 coats.... if you need more coats buy 2 bottles just to be safe.

Rafal
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 05-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

OK fast forward 2 months an we're back on track with the bbq! I got side tracked because my wife wanted to get some patio furniture and of course I couldn't just buy some so so made some!

table:...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 03-10-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

made some more progress on the BBQ:

welded 6" locking casters to one side and just cut pieces of angle to make the feet on the other (welder was set on to too low a temp in these pics):
...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 02-22-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

it's the harbor freight MIG flux welder. I though about getting a nice miller unit, but I have no need. I have access to a nice Miller MIG w/gas at work as well as a Miller TIG and ARC welder, so if...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 02-18-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

^^^^^ I wanted to find something like that, but couldn't find it in a 2" version....

Rafal
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 02-18-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

Made some more progress on the BBQ:

Cut a 1" wooden dowel in half and wrapped the handle:
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc230/krzemienr/BBQ/DSC_0789.jpg


Fabricated and welded the side...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 02-11-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

I was thinking the same thing today, they are 1/2", but I know i'm going to need to pick up a 3/4" bit and drill them out bigger... because the way I have them drilled out now, after measuring 3/4"...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 02-11-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
Re: BBQ Build Thread

it was cooking oil, so it is a "food safe" barrel. It was sitting outside for quite a few months and will need to be burned out with wood and an actual fire before being painted and used. I wasn't...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 02-11-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By FX4
Re: Harbor Fright sand blaster. RUST remover?

This is the I use and liked a lot better than the HF ones:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ZTC-007-1R
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 02-11-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,236
Posted By FX4
BBQ Build Thread

What started this whole project is that I host something I call Rib Fest every year for friends/family. Well last year was my biggest turn out with about 25 people and 40lbs of ribs..... it took...
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 01-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,174
Posted By FX4
Re: Whatcha running thats not flowmaster?

I have a thrush welded muffler as well (single in, dual out)

Rafal
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 01-15-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By FX4
Re: Headers

My personal opinion on this stuff is that headers will do nothing you will ever notice for your ranger. They will change the sound of your exhaust a bit, but that is all. That is why I really can't...
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 01-15-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By FX4
Re: Flex Exhaust Tubing?

We use flex tubing on all of our cranes and semi trucks at work.... they work really well actually. Seem to last a few years. The only thing I would say is to use sections less than 36", and also...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 01-15-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By FX4
Re: Air Compressor in Garage During Winter

I haven't done anything either, I just insulated my garage this past winter (1 year ago), and I have 60 gallon craftsman.... had no problems, one time I did notice the lines were freezing up, so I...
Forum: Misc Items 12-30-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By FX4
2 sets of MTS Magna-Caddy 1/2" socket holders

I have 2 sets of 2 magnetic socket holders for sale. They are for 1/2" drive sockets and will fit 14 sockets of all kind (impact, chrome, universal, etc.). These are the MTS 5010 series. I have a...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 12-30-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,703
Posted By FX4
Re: Mr. Clean just got equipped!! Buffer Style

don't know if that is the new and "improved" version of the M105 you got.... if you have problems with it (such as it does not want to come off of your paint, plugs up your pad, makes a mess, etc.)...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 12-20-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By FX4
Re: Patch a seat hole?

you can use a kit similar to this one depending on how large the hole is. I have had good luck with this one on holes up to a size of a quarter, obviously the bigger the hole, the more obvious your...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 12-19-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,012
Posted By FX4
Re: streak free window cleaners/methods

I've been using various glass cleaners for years and they all work fine.... my only trick has been to use a clean microfiber towel (I have ones I only use on windows). Spray on towel wipe the window...
Forum: Misc Items 12-11-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By FX4
Forum: Misc Items 12-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By FX4
Re: 24 piece SAE/Metric GearWrench Set (non-ratcheting)

let me know what you wanna pay for em.... keep in mind shipping is about $15-$20 on these. The cheapest I have seen them retail for is $110 plus shipping...

Rafal
Forum: Misc Items 12-08-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By FX4
24 piece SAE/Metric GearWrench Set (non-ratcheting)

I have a brand new, unopened GearWrench 24 piece wrench set. It is the non ratcheting, long pattern combination set. Comes in a hard plastic molded storage case. Includes SAE (1/2" through 1") and...
Forum: Exterior Tech 12-08-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,280
Posted By FX4
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