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Old 01-17-2013, 07:05 AM   #2821
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Sorry buddy, but the flex looks it's worst somewhere near the middle of the carrier.
that's insane, max tongue weight rating probably 500 lbs at the hitch so multiply that by X as you move further out.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #2822
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All this ^^^ going on and my bike carrier post went un-noticed

Such a dissapointment for a beginner welder and an experienced attention whore

I was worried about my setup, but now I think I'm pretty safe

Now, let's see what else you FF have built
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #2823
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I had a 6' piece of a channel and some other scrap metal. My friend donated a few feet of heavy wall 2" square tubing. So I decided to build me a bike carrier. Total cost = $1.35 for one bolt and a nut
The fact that this went unnoticed may have been the greatest compliment among this crowd!

Nice work! And you can't beat the price!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #2824
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The fact that this went unnoticed may have been the greatest compliment among this crowd!

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #2825
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...if I revealed the rack hanging off my customer's dually.
Your customer? You didn't really build that piece of shit for a paying customer, did you?

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The tubing is over 1/4" thick and has no bend whatsoever. What you're seeing is the minimal slop between the tube and the receiver, when extended a few feet.
1/4" isn't shit, and what you really need is more vertical separation between the top/bottom walls, and more than one hitch, and a fawking clue - obviously. You're putting other people's lives at risk ASSHOLE.

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You guys have never seen these before?
They're stupid for making them, and their customers are stupid for buying them.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:07 PM   #2826
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #2827
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+1, yikes.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #2828
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #2829
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Beautiful work.

Congratulations.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #2830
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colindoyle, one of the rigs you showed a few posts back had a doubler were the tube goes into the receiver, If you used a thicker wall tube for the doubler, that may be a big help to stiffen things up.

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #2831
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I don't think anyone is bothered by the FJ, just distance it is from the vehicle.
Also... with the bad rearward visibility on FJs I'd be worried about sideswiping and bashing your surroundings while trying to maneuver that thing...
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #2832
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Also... with the bad rearward visibility on FJs I'd be worried about sideswiping and bashing your surroundings while trying to maneuver that thing...
How about this?

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:46 PM   #2833
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quad carrier on FJ.

That thing is scaring me. Take the hint from all the well meaning folks here. Junk it before someone gets killed. It would probably be someone like me. I would be trying to get close enough to see how bad it really was when it breaks off and the quad tumbles down the freeway. There is a chance of pulling your frame horns down and causing major frame damage.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #2834
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Still need to drill and thread the intake hole to install a hose barb, and finis welding the motor to the base. The crank will be cut down to match the flywheel, and when I get the proper belt for my lathe I will finish the flywheel up.

The goal was to have a working air engine made with nothing other than basic power tools- mainly the drill press and welder. My students will not be using the lathe on their flywheels unless they want to come in after school and figure it out...

Some of the specs: 2cc, crankshaft made out of bent up 1/8" welding rod, piston made from 3/8" rod, rest of it is just basic hot rolled bar or flat stock. Lucked out on the flywheel and found a large chunk of 2 1/2" brass round stock at a scrap yard- plan on making about 40 flywheels out of it. Figure the total cost is under $5. The welds on the base plate are done with stick, wire feed, and oxy-acet- they practice a bunch and then hopefully do their "good one" on the base for display...

I'll post pics of the students projects when they get 'em done.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:33 AM   #2835
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Beautiful work.

Congratulations.
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