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Old April 28th, 2016, 09:15 AM   #41
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Get used to it. At a younger age, guys will gather together to hang out. 75% of the people hanging out are unproductive and just get in the way. After a while you figure out that if you want it done, you will need to do it yourself.
Agreed. 99% of my work is done solo and I prefer it that way. Partly due to my OCD wanting it done my way, not the wrong way. I've seen some of the rigs that got built during endless parties and I want no part in that 99% of the time. I love hanging out with friends as much as anyone, but not to build my vehicles. I'll help other people on theirs when they want it, but my shop is a 1 man show.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:03 AM   #42
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1 or two friends can be a huge help as long as you guys are all on the same page and prioritize the work over chit chat
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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:15 AM   #43
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There are times 2 sets of hands are necessary but with the right equipment, not often.

On the other hand, with the right people, a group work is great. Working on the DEAK and Gilbert Pac rigs has been quite productive. So far they haven't told me to go home. @JohnnyJ @jeepm715 @hosejockey4506
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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:22 AM   #44
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Well the main issue is I still can't lift heavy shit, so I need someone around to help me move stuff around when the engine hoist is taken up.

I'm not going to abandon this project.

Now that the drier isn't running I can steal the plug and start welding shit today.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 03:18 PM   #45
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I'd recommend buying a bunch of cut off wheels and flap discs. You will save money over buying them by the couple from TSC/HomeDepot/whatever.

http://www.grindtoolabrasives.com/

GTA has a GL discount code if I'm not mistaken.

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There are times 2 sets of hands are necessary but with the right equipment, not often.

On the other hand, with the right people, a group work is great. Working on the DEAK and Gilbert Pac rigs has been quite productive. So far they haven't told me to go home. @JohnnyJ @jeepm715 @hosejockey4506
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Old April 28th, 2016, 03:22 PM   #46
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I'd recommend buying a bunch of cut off wheels and flap discs. You will save money over buying them by the couple from TSC/HomeDepot/whatever.

http://www.grindtoolabrasives.com/

GTA has a GL discount code if I'm not mistaken.



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Welp, I made shackles. They turned out totally unsymmetrical but will work for now I guess.
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I'd recommend buying a bunch of cut off wheels and flap discs. You will save money over buying them by the couple from TSC/HomeDepot/whatever.

http://www.grindtoolabrasives.com/

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I'll have to order some blades from there when I have some cash.
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Looks like you're making headway. Keep at it.

I too go through withdrawls of having extra hands around. My shop was once occupied by 2-6 buddies most weeknights, and 6-12 friends every Friday and Saturday. We got a lot of shit done, a lot of beverages consumed, a lot of shit was shot, and good times were always had. Nowadays, it seems I have to beg and plan for help a week ahead of time, and then nothing gets done since all the time is spent "catching up". I get a visitor about once every 3-6 months now. When I'm out working alone, sometimes it seems like I've spent days and nothings happened, because I still expect things to get done with several other people on task. I'm getting more used to it, but some days it does seem drab comparatively.

Like the old man said, most of the people "helping" are just in the way and taking up time anyway. We had a group of 6+ that could all trust each other and know each others strengths and weaknesses, so we could be very productive. We had a great group but were the exception, not the norm.

It is nice though if you can find one person who you "click" with and can get a couple nights or days here and there. That surge in productivity can really help the momentum of a project.

I'm a bit far away, but otherwise, I'm always game to help someone get shit done.
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Well the main issue is I still can't lift heavy shit, so I need someone around to help me move stuff around when the engine hoist is taken up.
Who lifts up that watermelon on top of your neck? That alone is probably the cause of your back issues.
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Welp, I made shackles. They turned out totally asymmetrical but will work for now I guess.
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Decided I'm gonna just go for doing the yj springs in the front too.
Got more adapter brackets done and installed, now to just move the shackle hangers and make shackles.
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So should I keep the manual steering for now and skip power steering to keep it budget or swap the tracker steering over right now?
The tracker box is leaking and the lines broke off from rust, so I might just stick to manual steering for now.
The power steering and a/c are on a different serpentine belt so it should be easy enough to eliminate for the time being, and I can add it back later.
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Only so much budget. Spend a few and get power steering. Your arms are not big enough for manual.
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So should I keep the manual steering for now and skip power steering to keep it budget or swap the tracker steering over right now?
The tracker box is leaking and the lines broke off from rust, so I might just stick to manual steering for now.
The power steering and a/c are on a different serpentine belt so it should be easy enough to eliminate for the time being, and I can add it back later.
You're thinking about going full manual steering, in a wheeling rig?
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i wheeled it for 12 years with manual steering, it really only sucked after I put the locker in the front.

I'll probably wait to do power steering on mine.
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Yeah I'll just wait for now.
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Working on dropping in the engine, no way the power steering pump will fit where it is on the tracker. Definitley gonna skip it for now.
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