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Ron Tevis

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Life goes on in spite of this heat, weather  the weather is hot or cold, keeping busy and listening to music while I’m doing it keeps me going.. 

this is my activity last few days even in the heat.. and finally got a real deal on something I’ve wanted for a long time.

put brake pads on rear of harley trike, similar to Monte front disk brakes. One thing harley added is a clip to caliper shafts to keep them from falling out if they become loose. Had one on the front of the Monte come loose and fell out at somerset Eastern Meet..

found a real deal on a hydraulic car lift at work. Was being replaced but still good condition. Got it for 300$  on a sealed bid. Now all I have to do is install it . Ugh. But it will be a great asset to work under the Monte, or anything else. Could have used it putting those brake pads on the tri glide… Ron… IMG_1391.thumb.jpeg.1e4928de5a1d9e830dac48bcb4f3f65f.jpegIMG_1388.thumb.jpeg.2ff717a209abe60fbaa646f61a4d9206.jpegIMG_1389.thumb.jpeg.d4c678f54b29bf7ccd847aa9a14717b2.jpegIMG_1390.thumb.jpeg.fc71744125e8aa5a16fa5b3ad575e0ee.jpegIMG_1382.thumb.jpeg.7f946448186926ed98b103ca0517c39f.jpegIMG_1384.thumb.jpeg.9e7dc558e7f409edcd2104b61ee04a2c.jpegIMG_1379.thumb.jpeg.761a53e31bf2938aabd0ac079dd552cc.jpeg

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Lucky,Lucky Dog on the lift! I'm going to get one once the new garage is built. I believe it will pay for itself on the 1st job, since auto repairs are going out of sight for me! I have the tools (more to buy too),but can still do the work or my son can help me also. He likes the idea of a lift also.gallery_1763_8_1413157507_2589.jpg

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Up date on the car lift installation, got the holes dug and rebar for the concrete, but back to work now this week so things will move slow on getting it done. The holes are about 17 inches deep , 3x3 ft at 13 in deep plus 4x4 cap at 3 1/2 deep. Rebar at top and bottom sections.. will use 3500-4000 tensile strength concrete when the time comes… installing it myself. Will use tractor loader to set IMG_1404.thumb.jpeg.1cea12c82fccfcbe706d3afc5495e243.jpegIMG_1411.thumb.jpeg.0c5d22445d370119ea3b01a2f2f444e5.jpegIMG_1412.thumb.jpeg.2edf702424794c757dbd4658353f87fc.jpegpost.last picture is deceiving, looks unlevel with each other in photo but they are level. The steel beam across from one foundation to the other goes at top of lift to transport fluid to left side post from pump and to help support post from pulling inward under weight. This is a commercial grade lift… very heavy.  Ron…

 

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Off the car lift for a bit , concrete next. In the mean time it’s fix the wheelchair lift on a spec Ed bus cause they don’t have a clue at work and they will just ship it off to some other repair shop. No kidding. Anyway, it’s fixed after watching a short video on it .. wouldn’t retract to fold up.. simple fix, so thankful for vocational education back in the day…IMG_1402.thumb.jpeg.960b7a57999bccf1f89304179a0e5b26.jpegIMG_1401.thumb.jpeg.ef25de1a5fd73b1005b6b3a8c0029c7d.jpeg

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21 hours ago, Rob Peters said:

You are a good man to assist them with that.

rob

Now don't go overboard with the praise he might get big headed o n us LOLLOL

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On 8/4/2023 at 9:08 AM, Searsman said:

Off the car lift for a bit , concrete next. In the mean time it’s fix the wheelchair lift on a spec Ed bus cause they don’t have a clue at work and they will just ship it off to some other repair shop. No kidding. Anyway, it’s fixed after watching a short video on it .. wouldn’t retract to fold up.. simple fix, so thankful for vocational education back in the day…IMG_1402.thumb.jpeg.960b7a57999bccf1f89304179a0e5b26.jpegIMG_1401.thumb.jpeg.ef25de1a5fd73b1005b6b3a8c0029c7d.jpeg

This looks like the bus I took to school. Lickin’ windows for the whole ride. 

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1 hour ago, Glen said:

I see some selective editing has been done 🤔

Absolutely! 

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7 hours ago, cny first gen 71 said:

Outdoor lift or is there building going up around it? I would love to have a lift but no way here, hopefully can find a piece of property and build what I want.

It’s going to be outside, didn’t want in inside metal blgd. Was going to install it under carport beside blgd but too tall. So, it will be at the far end of the carport.. inside my blgd would just take up too much room. IMG_0346.thumb.jpeg.f6828c919e2eed173dad22f81ffb2f51.jpegIMG_0345.thumb.jpeg.d72ba22da9d854b468829a9fe46b32c7.jpegHoping you find that property soon. 

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Steve that was the first thing i thought of when i seen the pic.    

Ron What i did was extend the poles down on the carport. When i was bldg my GH i used longer pipes to extend the GH further up, so i had enough height for a car on the lift. I think i raised it about 12inches to make sure i had the height i needed.  Works fine and keeps it out of the elements.    Your doing a Great job, looks Great!!

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Yal guess I could have put some foot long pole spacers where the poles connect together.. make it at least 12 foot on the sides. The lift is 12 ft, the carport is 11 ft on the sides. Unless I put my truck on there , I should be ok. I’m not that tall anyway. But if I have to I’ll extend the height of the carport.. thanks willie hadn’t thought of that.. 🤔 Ron.

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Back to work the last two weeks. Things moving slow on the car lift installation, have done some wiring to the area from breaker box to a heavy duty power disconnect to the lift , while the concrete cures… they threw the power disconnect box out at work years ago and I scavenged it hoping  I would use it on a car lift someday. And luckily I get to.. will be a quick power off to unit  , besides the breaker box.. will set post and drill holes for bolts to hold lift stable on concrete next. If I ever get time . Lots of rain still around here. Lots of grass mowing for august.. IMG_1486.thumb.jpeg.a8b1ed26de36b4a3d488665fed0a2123.jpegIMG_1482.thumb.jpeg.0b08bf49b785dfb84050c9856305b514.jpegIMG_1494.thumb.jpeg.cd41d973504e81822ebb37542776b7e6.jpegIMG_1495.thumb.jpeg.525bb84a4dde4e9ff8995c4b24735181.jpeg

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Productive day on the car lift today, Sunday, befor the heat got here 93 now.. got the other lift post set and top rail on also. Don’t ask how but   It’s answered in one word. Starts with an S and has two syllables. But, I’m a one man operation and always have had no help so I did it my way. The stupid way , but , it’s done.. IMG_1511.thumb.jpeg.706a9fee70ab0e5c50af4324c5490a03.jpegIMG_1512.thumb.jpeg.fe2364a7af55a21e494f9251c26e9f07.jpegIMG_1513.thumb.jpeg.7eda06a1effbc261b3c7f52582ce0a75.jpegIMG_1514.thumb.jpeg.96f230cb5d448596f1b19e9b1ab4fca4.jpegIMG_1526.thumb.jpeg.2861864975436298d3ea1b80258ab53f.jpegIMG_1528.thumb.jpeg.e50379e67acff7df94e1cdb407b08c6a.jpegIMG_1529.thumb.jpeg.ec20a6c57e1b3900769f879c615ff6a7.jpegIMG_1530.thumb.jpeg.a12da3e8e1004e548a5635637fd3b755.jpeg

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50 minutes ago, Searsman said:

Productive day on the car lift today, Sunday, befor the heat got here 93 now.. got the other lift post set and top rail on also. Don’t ask how but   It’s answered in one word. Starts with an S and has two syllables. But, I’m a one man operation and always have had no help so I did it my way. The stupid way , but , it’s done.

Well done 🤘

I know if Dennis lived closed he'd be happy to help, altho I'd be Leary with anything even resembling a 2X4 🤣

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