Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4

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  1. oneof3k

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    Not bad for a first cut Greg, but instead of a bolin knot, I suggest a double half hitch. Works better with enamel over spray :yes:.
     
  2. mongocanfly

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    haha...Ed knows his knots..!!
     
  3. mongocanfly

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    With all the ot I've had its hard to get motivated and get anything done..so I'm trying to get my 5min in wherever I can ..I needed to get the steering operational, so after painting the column I went ahead and stuck it together..
    Somewhere way back I redid the firewall mount that holds the column..I bought a column saver to do this and of course they dont make them in a 2-1/8"..so I bought a 2-1/4" and made a spacer for it..well when i got ready to put it together i couldn't find my spacer..
    sometimes around here its easier to just make whatever new , rather than look for what I already made..
    But when i was looking at it i thought why not just make a new swivel insert that's the correct size and not have the spacer..so that's what happened..
    1.Old insert and spacer...
    2.Old insert vs new
    3.And installed..
    Yaaah..!!!...I can turn the wheels from inside the cab...
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  4. J.J.

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    You've got skilllzzzzzzzz

    JJ in TN
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking.
    wowzers!
     
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    Fancy dancy my friend. Do you fab up these not-so-easy things at your home shop or at your work? Or both?

    And not that it's any of my business, but when do you ever sleep? You get more done on Columbus working 12 hr/days then I do not working at all!
     
  7. mongocanfly

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    thanks JJ,Randall,Ed..
    Ed ,I usually get very little sleep...I work a 12hr rotating shift..days,nights,days,nights and so on...and OT really screws it up....when I'm on nights I usually only get about 3-4hrs sleep a day..when I'm on days I might get 6hr a night at the most...spent many a night laying there looking at the ceiling til the sun comes up... maybe this helps explain why I screw up so much of the time..
    and as far as the doodads and gizmos go ,99% of it is made at home...
     
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    I work the same schedule 28 day rotation of days nights 12 hrs. Love it for the time off but sleep is brutal. My commute on top is 1.5 hrs both ways. I like the schedule, hate where I work but it pays the bills and my wife doesn't have to work... Yet.
     
  9. mongocanfly

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    with no OT its nice to have the time off..would only work 15 days a month.... but we work a 2-3 rotation,
    this is what my June schedule looks like..
    red is my normal schedule and blue is the OT part..
    most of those days off is where I work off the following morning from night shift and have to be back at work the next day..
    so like on the 22nd I work nights..so i go in on the 22nd at 530pm, but I get off on the 23rd at 6am and have to be back on the 24th at 530am
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    Seconded...
     
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    I worked a schedule like that in a coal mine; it was brutal bouncing back & forth between nights & daylights.
     
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    That is tough right there. I sure know that I couldn't bounce my schedule like that.

    JJ in TN
     
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    yeah..it is a sucky schedule..but the days off (when you get them) make it worthwhile..
    and we only have to deal with management 5 days a month...bonus..!!!
     
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    Another 5 minutes......spread out over 2 hrs..
    I dont know how many times I've sprayed these dash panels, but I hope it's the last time..
    They were sandblasted epoxied,highbuild, rattle can painted at least twice
    Sanded back down and painted with a gun and now redone that again twice..
    They looked good till I chipped the glovebox..when I repainted it I had some kind of reaction and the paint krinkled up..
    So I sanded it all back down and epoxied,high build and paint..again hopefully for the last time...
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    Looks good.....AGAIN.....Haha!
     
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    thanks Johnny
     
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    You are a patient man. It will all pay off in the end when your Dad sees it. I still can´t believe he doesn´t know about this build.

    Stay cool, I know your area is as bad as mine this time of year.
     
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    I work a schedule like that. I get a 7 day off stretch in there which makes the brutal day to night switches worth while. I had someone on fb say, "How is it that all you do is play?". It's called....not complaining and making the most out of life:thumbs up:

    How you gonna make a fancy steering insert like that and not share the process. Making it look like magic and all?? Nice work!
     
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    Thanks Randall ...I think they are suspicious that something is going on by the questions I get asked... but I can usually change the subject and avoid giving a answer...haha..
     
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    Jim...we tried a 4/3 schedule a few yrs ago...it had a 7 day break every 4th week...it was like having 13 weeks of free vacation a yr.....I loved it...we voted at work to stay on that schedule but mang shot it down...it was great while it lasted though...
    Didnt really think to document the bushing making...just kinda mundane cut and turn on the lathe..
     
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