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post #141 of 281 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Moving right along.
I still have to finish the leveling screw and platform.
When that is done, this thing will come apart for final sanding and painting.
Also I can finish the axle housing. It needs to be drilled for the rear capsquare bolt and the capsquares finished..
I can't cut the axle to final length until I get the wheels. Hopefully, by the end of next week but I will see.

Overall, at this point, I am happy with the build. We will see how it finishes.

With the iron installed, I think each cheek pushes 300 lbs.

The pictures show where this thing is right now. Nothing is leveled. Nothing is tight. It is not in it's finished state.
Don't be too hard on me.

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Zulu, you are dealing with a group that has some horsepower. Call your contact at the Alamo,and they KNOW people, request they have someone from Law enforcement contact PD in whatever town would be handy to stay at. You want to park you vehicle in the PD yard overnight. Special Delivery to the Alamo, I would think you can get a police escort the entire way if you wanted.

So time ago in my last life, I was travelling with the president and top exec's of the company. The president joked that it would be nice to have a police escort from the airport as the traffic was usually bad.( Houston TX).

We came out of baggage claim, Motorcycle and 2 cars lights flashing, and guide us to the hotel.

I have found that most cops are usually bored, and look forward to something different, Nothing like lights and siren to brighten the day.

Great job on the carriage.
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Be wary of the "extended forklift" offer and be double sure the barrel is well within the weight limits at the elevation and angles you need, and that it will get the barrel high enough to clear the wheels. It would be tragic if they went "oops" and bounced it off your magnificent carriage. Great job.
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Hey Z, I just noticed something missing- wheels. You haven't showed its any wheels yet.
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Hey Z, I just noticed something missing- wheels. You haven't showed its any wheels yet.



Wheels were scheduled to ship by today but I don't have confirmation yet.
I am having them shipped to my local Ace Hardware where they have a forklift.
Not sure how I will get them home yet.


At 5 1/2' diameter and around 275 lbs. each, I might have to take one at a time in the back of my truck.
I don't have quick access to a trailer.


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Oh good, it's important in these project to pay attention to the small details. If you forgot wheels, people would probably notice.

So looking down the road, what is next?
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That is going to be so, so nice. Cannot wait to see it with the Wheels on. Will be very impressive.
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They're wheels, you can roll them down the road. Maybe make a temporary axle so you can get both home at once. Bonus points for pushing them along like one of those western-highway penitents and their crosses.
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Be wary of the "extended forklift" offer and be double sure the barrel is well within the weight limits at the elevation and angles you need, and that it will get the barrel high enough to clear the wheels. It would be tragic if they went "oops" and bounced it off your magnificent carriage. Great job.
Really good point. Over a ton of weight and pretty far out on the forks. Have them perform the lift first. Then roll your carriage forward under the barrel and set it in place. I’m hoping Zulu’s shop door is wide enough that he can get it out!

Super nice job there Mr Zulu. 👍
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Are they still requesting stain instead of paint on the carriage? What kind of varnish will stand up to Texas sun with no shelter?

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