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 Post subject: UGM Coal Co. Mine Car Construction Page 2
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:58 pm 
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and now for the good part :wink: so, the dump door release bar had a slight tweak in the end that we needed to straighten. adam said "no way, remember we tried to straighten the bumpers and failed......" i was torn between yep it wont work, and maybe it will. mike a. said it will definatly work, so we tried it. heated it up and.......

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not enough heat..........

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still not enough..........

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getting warmer.......

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ah, that feels just about right :lol:

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ok mike she's ready!

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So he gave it a few good whacks while i held it, and after a sore shoulder and blown ears.......

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Straight!!!

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axles all greased and ready for the framework as Adam paints the bumpers.

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adam doing his most favorite job in the world....... painting :D

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ready for wood!

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Now we are ready to rock!

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Adam cutting notches out for bearing brackets

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Mike A. drilling bolt holes for bearing brackets

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setting side frame in place.

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drilling side frame for center support brackets as banks' knee cap acts as a drill stop.... nothing but the best from ugm......

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installing center support brackets.

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inspecting bracket installation.

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using calibrated measurement to check wheel clearance. :wink:

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giving eyeball level to mike a. for carry through rod.

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Installing carry through rod

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carry through rod install on other end.

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mine car construction crew. alot of extra bolt sticking through you ask...... well thats factored in, stay tuned! :D

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