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post #61 of 162 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 03:57 PM
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Trailer hitch receiver mounted vise. It's a 6" vise from Northern Tool, pretty good deal at $85. I needed a vise but didn't have a good place to mount it in my garage.



The fit is really nice in the receiver. It bottoms out in the hitch tube and pins in place, it fits tight front to back with the pin but the receiver and the tube weren't a perfect fit so I welded several spot welds on the tube so it slides into the receiver nice and tight. If need be I can always put a jack stand under it to prevent the truck from squating.

As you can see the tailgate still opens so if I need to take it someplace I can haul stuff too.

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post #62 of 162 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 08:44 PM
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Does the job.

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that bench mount vise is pretty slick. can't even begin to name the number of times i wish i had something like that.
i would just need to have one with a very wide opening jaw for some of the stuff i do.
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that bench mount vise is pretty slick. can't even begin to name the number of times i wish i had something like that.
i would just need to have one with a very wide opening jaw for some of the stuff i do.
I looked at getting a Wilton with an 8" jaw but it was a lot more money. I know with a 6" jaw I can press in D60 front u-joints and that'll be a task I do fairly soon.

The whole unit weighs about 80lbs so for smaller tasks I can leave it sit on my work bench and it'll be fine. I didn't really think about taking it places but I've already had friends ask to borrow it or tell me they want one too.

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once i get me money coming is i'll prolly make a mobile work bench that has a vise on it and is designed to be installed in a reciever
slight bit more practical in my opinion.
but having one of those pnumatic can crushers would be pretty cool. have to say i would prolly die laughing if someone installed one in their rig using their oba.
but just idly thinking about it the tire machine thing that drinkbrew made would be kinda nifty for guys that dont carry spares mounted on rims
true enough they are rare but there are those few weirdos out there
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Here's a plasma cart I made in my shop. I DID STEAL THE IDEA OFF ANOTHER WEBSITE but either way its bad a$$. But the handle was my idea. Totally hours it took me was about 4 hours















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Very cool cart. Looks like a nice sturdy platform to roll around

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looks good, but why did you make it so high off the ground, top heavy? It would suck to have that topple over and break your plasma cutter.

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X2, besides that it looks to be good.

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Trailer hitch receiver mounted vise. It's a 6" vise from Northern Tool, pretty good deal at $85. I needed a vise but didn't have a good place to mount it in my garage.



The fit is really nice in the receiver. It bottoms out in the hitch tube and pins in place, it fits tight front to back with the pin but the receiver and the tube weren't a perfect fit so I welded several spot welds on the tube so it slides into the receiver nice and tight. If need be I can always put a jack stand under it to prevent the truck from squating.

As you can see the tailgate still opens so if I need to take it someplace I can haul stuff too.
With some creative chain work you could winch yourself out of a mudhole....if you had all day to do it.
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With some creative chain work you could winch yourself out of a mudhole....if you had all day to do it.

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Plasma cart looks great.

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like the plasma stand,

i still think every ones first build with welder should be a cart/stand for the welder(and plasma cuter if you have one) its a great way to learn/figure out the welder and what you are doing, and you end up with something a lot better/custom then you can buy.
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New shop cart for my buddy. Still need to get some more metal for the middle and bottom shelves


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I build Grills/BBQ pits/cooking trailers from time to time. Especially if I can come across all the parts dirt cheap or free, these things are easy to make a few bucks on, and good welding practice.

Turned this:



Into this:







I think I had less than $200 in it, sold it for $1500

Made this one out of a $100 harbor freight trailer. Everything else on it I already had, sold it for $500:



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With some creative chain work you could winch yourself out of a mudhole....if you had all day to do it.
Well that's an interesting idea Mike... I try to keep this truck pretty clean

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Todd, I love the vise!! I have wanted to do one of those for a while.
I put this

on my rear fender specifically for that purpose.

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but just idly thinking about it the tire machine thing that drinkbrew made would be kinda nifty for guys that dont carry spares mounted on rims
true enough they are rare but there are those few weirdos out there
Who you calling weird!?!?!?


All I need is my buddy's truck, 2 tire spoons, and a can of start fliud and I can change a tire on a rim in 10 mins.

DOn't forget the match, Lighter sucks for this job!

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Who you calling weird!?!?!?


All I need is my buddy's truck, 2 tire spoons, and a can of start fliud and I can change a tire on a rim in 10 mins.

DOn't forget the match, Lighter sucks for this job!
using a lighter is the fun part.

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You flick the lighter and then spray the starter fluid through it. Kinda like a blowtorch for a very short time. Use that to light the tire filler.
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