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Old 10-13-2009, 01:06 AM   #31
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I'd shy away from superwinch based on my experiences. If you want to spend money go all the way and buy Warn. Otherwise, keep it as cheap as possible. There is no middle ground between cheap and expensive winches.

This is the one I run for the plow on my old TRX350 4x4. It was $75 in store...unless you paid $10 for the extended 2 year warranty in which case it was $50 for a total cost of $60. I've got to think the wireless remote would make life a lot easier for your operation.


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Old 10-13-2009, 09:40 AM   #32
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How many man hours do you have in the roof raise thus far?

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #33
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how about an old fashioned power lift that the roofers use for shingles, kind of like a conveyor on a hd ladder
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That's about the best metal work I've seen on a skoolie!
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:34 PM   #35
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Look's like you got the wire feed and amperage set rite . You must be squrtin 0.35 wire with CO2 sheild. That works good but I perfer 75% argon 25% CO2 cost a little more but no spatter. And on that mix you can drop down to 0.30 wire and do a fine job on thin sheet sheet metal Russell
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:26 PM   #36
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Great progress smitty im "stoked" for u
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What are you using to notch and cut the tubing, Smitty? Do you have a portaband or something? Those are nice cuts...hats off to you if you're doing the whole project with a grinder! You don't have an abrasive wheel hidden on that miter saw, do you?
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Wow Smitty look's like you got it go'in on. Makes me wish I could have rasised my roof but i had to get in mine as soon as I could. Im not drag'in my head but a 12 inch lift would be nice. But I don't see nut'in wrong with that, carry on1
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How did you go about making sure everything was squared up, Smitty? I really do think my next bus will involve a raised roof and I really like the looks of your craftsmanship.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:16 AM   #40
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bravo smitty. your making my floor insulation and window tint pics look childish in comparison. great work. wish you were near me. would love to work with you....and get you to help me. haha.
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