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  1. #1
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    Well this is nice..

    Got it up about half way and just waiting for it to go on up and i see this awesome bead..
    This lift hasnt been used much.. i have 3 that i use and this one is the farthest back.. had a Chevrolet chevelle ss on it for the past 3 years. Just the body while i built the frame and suspension..never noticed this till i put a crew cab diesel dually on it..
    Rated at 9k lift.. truck is probably 6-7k
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    Re: Well this is nice..

    quality control from many years ago would be to grind it out and re weld..quality control of today is..the thick coat of paint will hide it or make it look better...

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Heck, that paint is pretty strong - I wouldn't worry
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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Heck, that paint is pretty strong - I wouldn't worry
    I agree. Probably had extra "hardener" added to the paint.

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    I jumped up and down on the rear bumper then did the same on the front while the truck was 8-10 inches up off the ground.
    Im gonna lay a fat 7018 bead in there when i get this duramax engine swap done

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    dont forget to repaint with the high strength paint........

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    No time for paint...
    You know me...rust or bust for life

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Quote Originally Posted by smawgmaw View Post
    I agree. Probably had extra "hardener" added to the paint.
    Works for cheap paint, must work for cheap welds
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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Those guys out of Franklin Indiana were arrested and shut down for crappy business practices.

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/l...-home-business

    Chop that thing up and run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jontheturboguy View Post
    Those guys out of Franklin Indiana were arrested and shut down for crappy business practices.

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/l...-home-business

    Chop that thing up and run.
    Damn...
    No wonder
    Overall, the hoses and punp motor is ok.. but ive never really paid attention to it since its only used for some of our long term projects. Ive looked it over pretty well and have only found this one weld that looks bad.
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    Re: Well this is nice..

    No answer on that number...

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Quote Originally Posted by jontheturboguy View Post
    Those guys out of Franklin Indiana were arrested and shut down for crappy business practices.

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/l...-home-business

    Chop that thing up and run.
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    geez, thats not something you wana read about,....so much for a warranty claim....and that made in America quality..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbytime View Post
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    geez, thats not something you wana read about
    Tell me about it...been on my mind every time ive been under this truck

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Now IF you had a FORD on it who would care .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael ray View Post
    Tell me about it...been on my mind every time ive been under this truck

    do you have any of those tall jack stands you can put under the truck frame just as an added saftey zone?...and any way to find out if your lift has the proper hydraulics to match the lifting capacity?

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Now IF you had a FORD on it who would care .
    Exactly. Once he attempted to lift it with the hoist, the ford would just have fallen apart once the tires cleared the floor!

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael ray View Post
    No answer on that number...
    making me glad i bought a BendPak- then again when it showed up, I find the made in China sticker....

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    I've been looking at it..
    Got about 24-28 inches of questionable welds and they could be considered the place where the best need to be..
    Other areas with non so critical load points look pretty nice.
    Id bet that when they were making these, probably had parts assembled and welded by different people...then all their fab pieces were assembled. The bad welds are just on the brackets that attatch the arms to the cylinder mounts and inside slides.
    Im going to grind it out, fill it back then add a couple 1/2 plate supports. The hydro pump and lines are good, cylinders are well made and most importantly... the safety locks are beefy and welded nice.
    Once i get this crap out, and some good steel back in the gaps, ill feel fine about it.

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Quote Originally Posted by smawgmaw View Post
    Exactly. Once he attempted to lift it with the hoist, the ford would just have fallen apart once the tires cleared the floor!
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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluewelders View Post
    Chevys are built like a rock, You roll them by pushing.

    Could very well be true!

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    Re: Well this is nice..

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael ray View Post
    I've been looking at it..
    Got about 24-28 inches of questionable welds and they could be considered the place where the best need to be..
    Other areas with non so critical load points look pretty nice.
    Id bet that when they were making these, probably had parts assembled and welded by different people...then all their fab pieces were assembled. The bad welds are just on the brackets that attatch the arms to the cylinder mounts and inside slides.
    Im going to grind it out, fill it back then add a couple 1/2 plate supports. The hydro pump and lines are good, cylinders are well made and most importantly... the safety locks are beefy and welded nice.
    Once i get this crap out, and some good steel back in the gaps, ill feel fine about it.
    "Just" on the brackets that support the arms? Dang right I'd have to re-do them to feel better - yikes!
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