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Old 03-07-2011, 02:06 AM   #3286
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What's with the fancy wiring going on?
Looks like the light fixture and I'm guessing he ain't done yet.



Sometimes it takes time to get it all where it needs to be when you're a one-man crew...
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:28 AM   #3287
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What's with the fancy wiring going on?
LOL!

I had to disconnect a light and pull the wire out when I sistered in the 2x10 to the originial floor joist. Once the 2x10 was up I pooched through it I pulled the wire through. Since the light that was disconnected had a bum lamp socket, I pulled it down so it could be replaced. In the interim, I reconnected the leads so the last light in that center string would give me a little more light during the beam raising portion of this little project. With all of that behind me, I put up the missing light back up yesterday so them nekked wires are no more.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:57 AM   #3288
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Looks like the light fixture and I'm guessing he ain't done yet.



Sometimes it takes time to get it all where it needs to be when you're a one-man crew...
T'was a missing light fixture (now up and wired back in), and ain't that the truth. Fortunately, I had help getting beams raised into position, but had that fallen through I'd figured out another scheme to gettum up myself. Just would have taken a little longer.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:46 AM   #3289
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:04 AM   #3290
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You've an elegant solution there mate - I'm jealous. I wonder what you did at the bottoms of the jack posts - is there an adjustment mechanism there?
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #3291
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You've an elegant solution there mate - I'm jealous. I wonder what you did at the bottoms of the jack posts - is there an adjustment mechanism there?
What I did at the bottom is this:


And what I did at the top is this:


There is a spud that is on the top of the jack screw that engages a hole in the top plate. As you can see, there is a dimple in the plate. Trying to figure out how to secure the plate to the screw so it wouldn't fall and bounce off my head, I was about to fire up a lathe (I know absolutely nothing about) to cut a groove in that spud for an e, or c-clip.

Pondering the issue, I grabbed one of the 1/2" flatwashers I had for the beam plates, and the ID of the washer was perfect for the OD of the spud. The washer OD and thickness was perfect and it nestled down in that plate dimple. I stuck the jack screw in my vise and adjusted it so the plate (when sitting on top) had just enough clearance on the underside to allow it to turn. I then cranked up the TIG and put a couple of spots to secure the washer to the top of the spud. Voila - jack screw rotates and the plate stays put.

In the pix I showed, the screw is at the top, but I am going to reverse that. I put a couple pieces of thin utility angle on the top piece of wood so it was a no brainer when moving them into position, which also provided lateral support until I could climb up the ladder to snug up things. I'll flip the posts so the jack screws are on the bottom and do away with the need for a step ladder to tighten things up. The guides will get moved to the top.

Sometimes you don't consider everything in the heat of battle, else I would have put the screws at the bottom coming out of the chute. After standing back a taking a second look, it makes much more sense to put them there.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #3292
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Nice work.

I figured you had an adjustment at the bottom; but couldn't see the bottoms in the photos you posted. Makes a lot of sense to invert the posts, so you can quickly adjust from floor level.

Let me know if you want some free lodgings in Canada while we 'putter' a little in my shop.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:24 AM   #3293
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:13 AM   #3294
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Nice work.

I figured you had an adjustment at the bottom; but couldn't see the bottoms in the photos you posted. Makes a lot of sense to invert the posts, so you can quickly adjust from floor level.

Let me know if you want some free lodgings in Canada while we 'putter' a little in my shop.
Appreciate that. I piddle and putter out there a lot.... when I really need to be doing stuff.

I inverted the posts last night, and took a shot of the adjustment end mod I made to keep the plate in place when I had the wood spacers off.

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:02 AM   #3295
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:14 AM   #3296
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:16 AM   #3297
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40's rat rod truck frame. 6" Z in the front and 18" Z in the rear. It will have air bag suspension as well.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:22 AM   #3299
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