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Jeff NWOH
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm still plugging along on on my skid steer project. I'm putting seal kits in all the cylinders while it's apart. The lift cylinders do not have bushings in the ends and the bottoms were pretty worn. I figured I might as well do something about it while they were off and apart.

I didn't have any tube, so I started with 2" solid. Drilled it close and bored it to 1.25". Then I just cut the old ones off and welded the new ones on. The round stock was a freebie from a friend of mine, so I really only have some time in this fix.

I thought about setting the new ones up to take a bushing, but I figured the originals lasted a bazillion hours so I doubt I will ever wear them out again.





 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks very nicely done. Grease that with the MOLLY grease from tractor supply or your favorite store. The molley is a soft metal in the grease. Kinda like super duper graphite. Takes compression really well.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice work!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mighty fine work. Stan
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

shaffers
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That makes me feel so inadequate,that's nice work.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good looking work. One thing about it, by machining them without bushings, if they ever do start to wear enough to be a problem, there is enough meat left to bore them out and put bushings in them....providing you have a mill, or a milling attachment for the lathe.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Now that's talent!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice work!!! & you know your way around a welding machine. That bead does not look like the average farmers welding job.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That sure looks good. I had to make a new rod for a cylinder one time. I had a terrible time getting the end welded on square. What is the best way to do that?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd guess you'd probably need a jig of sorts for the rod ends.

These just sat tight on the barrel. I left a bit of the old weld on to get it clocked right. After I tacked it, I sat it back in the machine to make sure it was straight.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheap Fix of the Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's what I use. Moly grease from TSC.
 
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