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« Reply #375 on: August 15, 2019, 12:07:47 AM »
Joe is home.

Going to flex time some tomorrow and see what I can get done. Then work later. Which is a bit selfish, but is what it is for this week’s things, I guess.
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« Reply #376 on: August 15, 2019, 10:44:18 PM »
No ramps yet. I don’t love how that works out and i don’t think i like using the 8’ load bars i grabbed for that. Ramps must be removable - easily. I think I want something that hooks to the top crossmember on the rearmost leg. Need to reinforce the whole rearmost section for that , I think. Ramp load will have some forward component to it, and the top crossbar in the leg isn’t made for that load.

I’m considering welding some parts of it together once everything is  settled in, but I really like the appeal of being able to raise and lower the platforms for another car.

I didn’t grab turnbuckle stuff, I plan to run Xs on each front and rear segment where the load will sit.


Materials made the assembly a foot longer than originally planned. (4)3” wide legs between each 48” segment. I think I’ll shorten the rear segment a foot in length. Long term plan requires 4’ in front of the racks, and I’m about 10” short on room for 571 with the front where it belongs right now.


Gonna have to clean up now and load the lowboy for tomorrow. No joe this weekend. Probably won’t stay over. Maybe I’ll get to put a bow on this Sunday? I don’t think i have ramp materials though.

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #377 on: August 18, 2019, 11:37:30 PM »
Made one ramp, and second is ready to weld up. Got some turnbuckles that are weaker than I’d like, don’t love what I looked at for the dead end of the X I’ve been thinking of. Maybe instead I’ll go to the wall? I don’t love that at all either.

Need to deck the ramps. Hopefully that works out.  Got more 2x4 to “properly” spread the point loads.

Hope to test tomorrow.
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #378 on: August 18, 2019, 11:39:53 PM »
They will be heavier than I like.



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Re: Green monster
« Reply #379 on: August 19, 2019, 09:31:02 AM »
Looked at some Craftsman boxes at Lowes last night. They have a couple different 41" boxes that would be a great fit. I hope the HF boxes measure out the same without casters since I don't want to spent $600 on a toolbox. Though they're still $500.
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #380 on: August 19, 2019, 10:55:07 AM »
Humbug, not finding cheaper options that aren't shit, and nothing used and reasonable.

Would be nice to pull tape in-store on this and verify true dims but I think this might be right on if I'm gonna spend anyway.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-High-Capacity-46-in-10-Drawer-Roller-Cabinet-Tool-Chest-48-22-8542/308683401
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #381 on: August 20, 2019, 12:50:05 AM »
Major construction done.

Cross bracing not done. Additional tie downs not done.

Garage mostly freed up. Hope to get Bro in Joe and 571 in garage and Joe parked tomorrow, and get rear output low range diagnosed AND cause found since I’m sure it’s the snap ring out of place again.

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #382 on: August 20, 2019, 11:04:55 PM »
Hooked the turnbuckles to the walls up high, and tied the bro to the center under itself. It rides well. Need to evaluate where to add tiedowns.

Need to either do the shortening, or find 4” more to move it forward to get both in and shut the door.

Fits like a glove. I don’t think I have any real reservations on it. It feels TALL driving up the interior ramps. Not sure how likely getting a big car up top is. Will evaluate that later, with a friend onsite.

Media of loading and testing was captured. Need to trim and edit. Had 4 cameras going to capture the crunch if it failed.
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #383 on: August 20, 2019, 11:31:48 PM »
lol

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #384 on: August 21, 2019, 08:41:20 AM »
I bet it feels tall driving up there haha

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #385 on: August 21, 2019, 10:00:14 AM »
I was waiting to hit the roof. in the short one!
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #386 on: August 22, 2019, 02:32:47 PM »

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #387 on: August 22, 2019, 06:27:25 PM »
damn that's a good find. wouldn't be far out of the way at all.

I was just conversing on Messenger with a couple of the boys (read: smike was berating me for poor priorities) how I'm unlikely to be able to go to Crandon due to work responsibilities.  I booked a summer recap for Friday morning. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if there's just breakfast pizza and no me.
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Re: Green monster
« Reply #388 on: August 23, 2019, 10:00:46 AM »
If your not in too hurry to find a box iirc Hf is releasing the Icon brand of boxes Sept 30, reviews I've seen are pretty good so far

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #389 on: August 23, 2019, 02:34:07 PM »
I'm real picky on dimensions, and the HF stuff really isn't "cheap"
The 42" Milwaukee that I think is a really perfect size is on sale for the same price as a smaller, shallower HF box.
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