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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2007, 07:39:40 am »
Yeah that Dang sun this time of year is in your face all day. So, the camera is either over exposed or dark.  ::) It's been sunny here non stop for 2 weeks now. There's been a nasty storm off the coast, but never touched us. Might see something tomorrow.

Be interesting to see that old Ford running on alternative fuel. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2007, 01:14:31 am »
Nice ride. You are gonna have to come out and see me in it  ;)

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2007, 12:08:51 pm »
Welcome to the forum Moonlight.


"Moonlight" is my eldest daughter,Randi. :)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2007, 12:30:52 pm »
HI, moonlight. I figured you was Paul's daughter already from your location and message. He said he was out visiting ya around Christmas. I guess he's trying to find a cheaper way out now, eh? Oh well, just a day's drive. ;)  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2007, 02:11:28 pm »
Welcome Moonlight.
Now let's here some good stories about this guy Paul_H.   :)

And some about yourself, and how the name Moonlight comes to be..........we're all ears  ;D

Without some explanation, we tend to make things up on our own.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #65 on: February 03, 2007, 09:08:03 pm »
Welcome , Moonlight. :)

You better watch these guys 'cause they can really make up some tall tales. ::)

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #66 on: February 04, 2007, 12:02:10 am »
Donk, if I understand things right.........
You burn wood to create gasses to run the truck engine on, right?
So how much wood would it take to make that day's drive and how much effort do ya figure he's gonna have involved? ;D

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #67 on: February 04, 2007, 08:02:40 am »
Welcome to the forum moonlight. :)


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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #68 on: February 04, 2007, 09:41:37 am »
Furb, I think he needs a good sized trailer in tow. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #69 on: February 04, 2007, 09:45:20 am »
All he needs is a saw...

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #70 on: February 04, 2007, 06:44:41 pm »
How can I "J" bend the 3/8 pipe at home without using a proper bender with dies? Can I fill the pipe with sand to keep it from collapsing and then knock out the sand when it's done? Will it work?

I have to do this 16 times. ::)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #71 on: February 04, 2007, 06:49:48 pm »
Gonna be a lot of work, but yes you can.
Probly need to cap the ends.

Is it copper?

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #72 on: February 04, 2007, 07:18:02 pm »
It's black iron.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2007, 07:43:01 pm »
Have any pulley's (wheels, rims,) with the radius that you wanna bend to?  I've got a tubing bender that I could take a picture of, that I think with a couple wheels the right radius and a lever, you could make a bender. Gonna bend to a 90°, 180° ??

Might be able to turn a wood roller on a lathe that would have a groove that would fit the pipe and the right radius for bending around.
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #74 on: February 04, 2007, 07:49:56 pm »
What Beenthere said mounted to a heavy plank will work.
You'll need a pin in place to hold the end of the pipe and may need to leave the pipe long and cut off the end, depending on how you end up building the jig.
Also, if you can leave the pipe as long as possible for leverage, and then cut off the bent part as you go will help.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #75 on: February 04, 2007, 07:52:49 pm »
 That's gonna be tough with sand. Don't know anybody that could hep ya ??? No fabrication shops that have a machine ???

 That's a LOT of stretch. Hope the seam doesn't open up ???

  Holding the bending end will be a trick ???  ::) ::)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #76 on: February 04, 2007, 08:04:34 pm »
Beenthere,

if you would post a pic of the bender I'd be thankfull. I see that a clothesline pulley has the right sized groove for the pipe but it's made of pot metal so it may not hold up.The bend will be 180°
 
Harold,
There are two machine shops locally I could use and I still may but I wanted to see what options I had for doing it at home.I'll give the local rental shop a call tomorrow and see what they have.

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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #77 on: February 04, 2007, 08:34:36 pm »

 Ed and I have bent hundreds of curved handles for the sand scoops. It was 1" EMT thinwall, and was all we could do with the right sized Hickey Bender and a 3' X 1" iron pipe handle.

  Keeping your balance is the biggest problem.  Before we proceeded very far into marketing the product, I made a "Wheel" Bender from 3 pieces of ¾" plywood sandwiched, on my wood lathe. Still had the problem of balance and power.

  Rental might have something ???  Gonna be interesting. What's the radius ???
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2007, 08:41:49 pm »
Last time I had ta bend some pipe like that I took it to da local custom muffler shop. Cost me a whole 6 pack of barley pops.   ;)
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Re: Wood burning truck!
« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2007, 08:49:24 pm »
I think I'd be heating that black iron pipe until it weren't black no more before I'd try bending it.  Gotta stretch the outside pretty far to come around. :o
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