What did you do to your deuce this week?

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Steel Soldiers, do not loose your identity to modern times ! And I shall continue the tradition spoke of by VALLEY ROCK, by assembling my own , home made, towbar ! Why I even went a step further!

AS you can see in image 1, I am using part of my M35 tow bar to connect to the rear of my prime mover, Image 2 show drilling other end of the tow bar piece ( now extension) to insert my chain and image 3 shows how I bolted the grade 70 chain inside the extension, Yes, I used a grade 8 fastener. More to continue when the rain stops
 

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Hahaha. @ whatadeuce....all that "tradition" and "modern times"...then you use a cordless drill instead of a brace and bit.
Yeah, that's a good one !
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Steel Soldiers, do not loose your identity to modern times ! And I shall continue the tradition spoke of by VALLEY ROCK, by assembling my own , home made, towbar ! Why I even went a step further!

AS you can see in image 1, I am using part of my M35 tow bar to connect to the rear of my prime mover, Image 2 show drilling other end of the tow bar piece ( now extension) to insert my chain and image 3 shows how I bolted the grade 70 chain inside the extension, Yes, I used a grade 8 fastener. More to continue when the rain stops
Then you should look at the tow bar I made years ago. I posted it here somewhere. I made it to tow my first Deuce home from Oregon. Still works great just extremely heavy ! I made it out of "Triple X" pipe. That means it's walls are about 1/2" thick ! I was a lot stronger back then.
 

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Rusty, from my plumbing days, I remember that black steelm pie had three ratings, schedule 40, common use steam mpipe, schedule 80, high pressure steam pipe, and the (!) schedule 120. Never had the chance to use sch. 120 pipe Sure would like to see images of your home made rig...
 

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Thank you for shaing. I am impressed with the 3/4 stainless j bolts you made. Did you thread the round bar yourself? Did you use special dies in your threader? How did you heat and bend the j bolt into shape?
 

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What did I do to my deuce this week ?

Well I fired it up, let it run for a spell then took it out onto the road and opened all the low drain points and let the water out for the season, as it's getting considerably cooler up here these days .

I drove it around for about 20 min or so and let the water fall, the fuel recirc and the tires attempt to be round, and then put it back in it's spot, master switch off, ready-ish for winter .

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Hello jbulach, and I see what you mean about the 3/8 th gr. 8 bolt. I suppose it becomes a matter of the shear strength of that bolt? I shall trust in my common sense rather than take the time to research this, as I am delivering the truck this Saturday.

However I shall bring an alternate means of towing, which are my other chains. !!!
 

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Hey jbulack, I looked up shear strength of gr. 8 bolts, Here what I found
The shear strength of a grade 8 bolt is 90,000 psi, assuming the bolt is between 1/4 inch to 1 inch. Shear strength is typically estimated to be 60 percent of tensile strength. The tensile strength of a grade 8 bolt is at least 150,000 psi. All grade 8 bolts have the same tensile strength per square inch. Thus, the larger the bolt, the stronger the tensile strength of the bolt. Shear strength must be calculated, because the American Society for Testing and Materials does not require shear strength values to be published. To calculate tensile strength of a bolt, the tensile stress area should be multiplied by 150,000 psi

It seems to me these values far exceed the tention that will be imposed by towing a rolling vehicle. even a 15000 pound deuce....

 

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Since you are in Canada, and im just a few miles from the border near Eastport Idaho, as in snow and mud, Im sure you have mastered the technic of using straps to free stuck vehicles. Straps stretch and with the correct "jerk" (not me, the strap) they will pop a stuck vehicle that even weighs more.

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Well I fired it up, let it run for a spell then took it out onto the road and opened all the low drain points and let the water out for the season, as it's getting considerably cooler up here these days .
She's one fine-looking rig!

How are you using that tank truck, irrigation work? Or maybe knocking down roadway dust?
 
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