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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby pro70z28 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:32 am

Just to give me a little incentive, & because I was getting a little nervous waiting so long, I applied for (personalized) plates for the "Z" yesterday. The name I picked is available so I don't expect any glitch's but I'll hold of giving out the name until I have the plates in hand. I'm not saying just because it's the government there will be any problems, but................ :|

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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby Iowa Al » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:33 pm

I've got it!!!

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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby WildcatOne » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:53 pm

How many letters can it have?
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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby pro70z28 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:43 pm

personal plates = 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 letters followed by 1-99 or 6 letters & 1-9 Must have a space between the letters & numbers & you can't intermix numbers & letters. $76.00

Vanity plates = up to 7 letters & any number 1-999. $123.00


Mine falls under the personal plate category. I tried to stay away from a plate that would antagonize the local law enforcement people.

Available but not taken by be.

LOW ET Z

GRD LB ER

QUK TIME

QUICK 70

BIG CUBE


Although these are taken so.....
FAST Z

LOW ET

QUICK

SEE YA

HOL SHOT

SMOKEM

SHO TIME

SHO TYME

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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby pro70z28 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:52 pm

After flippin' through the different plate options, there's another way I wish I had gone, but then again it's a $163.00 deal so I guess I'll stick with what I've got.
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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby pro70z28 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:52 pm

One last thing to finish it off. Every time I am out doing a job (well most of the time Ann E. Weigh), I tell myself I need a tool box for Geves for screws, tools, etc.
I also find myself finishing up jobs in the dark from time to time especially this time of year, so & took care of both problems by fabricating a lighted toolbox. The headlights are actually LED back up lights for a truck, but work perfect for this app. Side makers are LED too so they won't put too much of a strain on the alternator. Pretty bright they are, I replaced the front incandescent side makers on the trailer with the same units & they are definitely brighter. I also have some battery powered magnetic base LED flashers coming to keep in the truck that I can slap on equipment when I'm unloading/loading the trailer.
I have a fuel filter, oil/oil filter & air cleaner change to make & see if I can get the glow plugs to work, then I'm all done with this deal & ready for sign work this spring.
(I'll be trying it out Monday since I have a real estate sign to take down & reinstall on another property).

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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby Rapid Randy Baker » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:58 pm

Looking Gooda 8)

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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby Iowa Al » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:33 pm

Are any vanity plates free? We see so many of them when in
Illinois I really thought they might be free. If none are free, they
are a huge source of revenue for the state.
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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby pro70z28 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:41 pm

Nope not free. They cost about $175.00. Regular plates are around 100 bux so about $75.00 over & above regular plates.
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Re: "Z" progress.

Postby pro70z28 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:37 pm

..............o.k. 1 more project & then it's time to get back on the "Z".
I have an issue with the stomp shear.
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It's in a small out building along with the lawn mower & other stuff like that, so there's not much space. Where the shear is setting now, I can shear sheet stock length wise but to sheer the end off a 4x I have to run the sheet up the opposing wall (small building). If I could turn it 90° it would work great for shearing off the end of a 4x, but I wouldn't have room to shear length wise. The deal weighs 2,600 lbs. so it's not something you can just spin around like a couch. For some reason the stop gauge only goes to 26''. I need it to go 48'' deep.
So, I'm building a truck that will be permanently bolted to the shear so I'll be able to move it wherever I need to cut whatever I need to cut, & I'm going to add a 48'' stop gauge so I don't have to use a tape measure for anything over 26''. Here's what I have so far....

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Got the basic frame tacked together. There's a couple places I'll have to cut back out once this much is welded together.

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Cutting reliefs in the hinge parts, soz' the hinges don't bind.

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Got the hinges all clamped together on a 3/4" shaft to keep everything aligned while tacking them together.

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Hinges all welded & tacked to the truck frame.

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Mocked up in what will be the down position. Picks the stomp shear up little over 1/2'' so it can be rolled around on the urethane wheels.

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I got a few linkage parts cut out & decided to call it a day..........''It's a day''.
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