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    Haven't pulled mine off yet but if I remember, you pull the cover off the side and rotate until you can undo one then go the other way and undo the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Csm Davis View Post
    Haven't pulled mine off yet but if I remember, you pull the cover off the side and rotate until you can undo one then go the other way and undo the other.
    Now that sounds like something i need to take off work sick to go do right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebedee View Post
    Ron - I was trying to 'search' for modifying the crane from 270 deg to 360 deg rotation... didn't find anything!!!!! Tips?
    DaveP, post #36 - do you have pics of the front side of the spreader - I need details of the swivel**


    ...but came across this old thread, which I can now add to.

    Been fab'ing my version so have found a load of pics. Still looking for a scrap 850 Holmes unit to save time though.
    Have found new US made 5/8 weld on grab hooks for the ends of the spreader bar tube.
    Tube on the 850 is 5" ID x 40" long. Don't have details of pivot** (A frame connection) but swivel is with a simple sleeve that has two grease nipples seen in pic.
    Suspension by whiffle tree - as pic of DaveP's 819 is a good option (cable is a bad idea) but I need to go with a pair of 5/8 chains, "Hammerloks" and a lift 'pear' ring route for authentisity of my project, similarly....
    Ears I had to make on the rear body cross member are 3" by 1 1/2" with a 1 1/2" dia pins on a 4" 1/4 wall box.

    Pic one is collection of civi units (750's mixed in).
    middle pic is from an 816 on e-gay a month or two ago.
    Soni's M123 (?) is also shown from his pics of the FEMTT build. (edit - added wrong pic3 - oops)
    (NB Holmes 750 is a smaller unit.)
    Pic. 2 is VERY BAD RIGGING, in fact DANGEROUS, instead of a sling run over the hook and bent around a shackle, each loaded bend greatly WEAKENS the cable each time a load is applied, the clamped ends don't help either, also this configuration will allow the hook to walk, the proper rigging is TWO separate slings going from each shackle to the hook, with a thimble in one end of each sling for the shackle and decent size loop on the other end for the hook
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    To get 360 degree rotation, I took the stop off the turntable rather the the hard stops on the outer ring gear frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy44 View Post
    Where you hiding the brunette?
    Since I cannot delete a post, I just deleted the words, sorry about the wasted post, I misread the above quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrickl112 View Post
    Ghhgftv
    OK Derrickl112 - what's the story on the pics?, more info please!... and what on earth is Ghhgftv!!???
    Thanks for the pics though.
    Not sure the bumperette extensions help much - push the casualty away from the hook a fair bit.


    and Ron - I had said; "Suspension by whiffle tree - as pic of DaveP's 819 is a good option (cable is a bad idea) but I need to go with a pair of 5/8 chains,".......

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebedee View Post
    OK Derrickl112 - what's the story on the pics?, more info please!... and what on earth is Ghhgftv!!???
    Thanks for the pics though.
    Not sure the bumperette extensions help much - push the casualty away from the hook a fair bit.


    and Ron - I had said; "Suspension by whiffle tree - as pic of DaveP's 819 is a good option (cable is a bad idea) but I need to go with a pair of 5/8 chains,".......

    They are random letters. (you cant leave the text box blank)

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    Here's another one going to put my front winch hydraulics in with the rear on my 936 wrecker so I can self recover from the front also. I never understood why they were not made this way to begin with. The more I learn about the 936 the more I miss my 816.
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