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rookiemower
03-22-2004, 06:55 PM
alright everyone here are my lastest mods. and inventions:cool: first is the improvement to the trailor. i added box (which was free):D then i made the gas can rack. the two fit perfect end to end no measuring just luck. The box was polished aluminum but i painted it black because it was all full of paint

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 06:59 PM
second is the homeade blower holder. I think this design is pretty good lockable and tough. i got the steel for free. Inside the small square tube is a expansion spring which pushes the pin down at all times, the lock goes through the chain link pieces on the top.
the tubes can be bungeed to the link on the side and i can even bugee front so it won't bounce around:cool:

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 07:02 PM
here is my redmax EB7001 in the holder:D

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 07:04 PM
heres a pic of it open, ready to recieve my portable hurricane:p

springman26
03-22-2004, 07:06 PM
Nice job! Now lets see it with the blower on there and the cans. What kinda welder do you have? Also what type of paint did you use?

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 07:10 PM
And finally the last creation, i never was able to jack up my trailor to reach my hitch, and welding an extension was not a option because of the low clearance already. I was stuck lifting the trailor and it was pretty dnag heavy:cry: so i made this a detachable caster wheel, it slips on like a shoe and the two bolts hold it in place i also can roll it around now without scratching the driveway there are also two nuts which i keep in my toolbox to lock the bolts on :cool: :D

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 07:12 PM
all right here it is going on:D

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 07:26 PM
heres my welder it's a great machine. i also got a nice auto darking helmet which is great.:)

if anyone is interested a guy i know is selling a hobart stick for $1000 with only 49 hours on it the onan engine is worth more than that;)

Pecker
03-22-2004, 07:27 PM
I like that blower rack, but what if the spring fails to push the pin down. You might lose your blower on the highway. Maybe you could add a lower lip on the bottom part to make a hook so it will cradle the blower.

Lux Lawn
03-22-2004, 07:28 PM
Looks good you must have put a lot of time into it

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 07:30 PM
great idea i'll do that but the lock will keep it down anyway. you can't tell in the pic but the bolt sticks through the bottom of the bracket a bit

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 07:31 PM
not really alot of time a hour or so

sgoalie23
03-22-2004, 10:17 PM
looks like good reliable inventions, i built my own trailer gate lift assist.

rookiemower
03-22-2004, 10:19 PM
so did i, why waste the money when you got the enginuity and know how.

dobehap
03-23-2004, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by rookiemower
so did i, why waste the money when you got the enginuity and know how.

Because you dont have time, and time is money :D

BrianK10
03-23-2004, 09:37 PM
Excellent work!

Brian

vipermanz
03-23-2004, 09:40 PM
you got some awesome welders set up there, join us @ weldingweb!!

Peakpm
03-23-2004, 09:53 PM
nice job!!! i like your welders i use miller and hobart as well, they are the best. how did you get that sweet box for free

Peakpm
03-23-2004, 09:56 PM
is that a plasma cutter behind the mig

rookiemower
03-23-2004, 11:33 PM
no that is another miller (gas job), the one i use is a mig (220 volt)
the box came out of one of my dads trucks, he owns a garbage company and there service truck had it, and one of his guys said i could have it. i took it beat the hinge back into place and painted it with some rustoleum. turned out pretty good i thought especially for free!

rookiemower
03-23-2004, 11:37 PM
actually my uncle has got a CNC plasma but I havent had the chance to use it. i enjoy creating things in my free time. if anyone knows what a walgreens drug store is, you'll most likely see a large shredder in the back that looks like a compactor, my uncles company designs and manufactures them here in chicago and i have acsess to all of his equipment which helps in the creation of my projects