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Me78569

Going to look at this tonight

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On ‎10‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 9:11 AM, Me78569 said:

not yet,  I had the plywood from the floor so I wanted to use up the scrap.  still not even sure where the tank will sit.

Keep it simple.  Put a shelf above the sink for a 5 gallon water jug.  The water supply could be gravity fed and you wouldn't need a pump.

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Got the rear gate worked on this weekend,  I still have to mock up a latch, but I am very happy at this point.  

 

I got really sick of the ramp being 1,000,000# and having to bend over to lift it etc.   Wife couldn't do it.  

 

It was like this.   

 

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I gutted the ramp, removed about 100# worth of plywood and rubber,  then reinforced the door with metal as seen below.  I put the ramp up, locked it in place, then welded 4x hinges, 2 on each side.  I then used a straight edge to cut down the door at 2' on the left to give us a tack door.

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I still have some cleanup to do, grind the edges etc, but I am happy. 

 

Next is that back brace on the floor is getting cut out and replaced due to rust,  After that the floor goes in and we are ready to use it to move the ***, I mean horse.  

 

 

In other related news the state finally gave me a title for this thing.  I am the proud owner of this bad boy according to the state of colorado.

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nope, 

 

When I moved the wall back I wanted to add a support under the floor for the spot where the wall got moved to.  That requred me cut the floor out,  which I wanted to replace anyways for good measures. 

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Took time this morning to cut out the rusted back cross beam.   I welded in a piece of metal that was left over from the saddle rack we dont use anymore.

 

 

I also welded in a 1.5" square tube for a floor support in the rear.  

 

 

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We are ready to replace the floor now.  next paycheck we will head to home depot and get some 2 x 6's.    I have some rewiring to do now to replace the wires I burnt up when welding haha

 

 

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payday!!!

 

New floor time

 

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Pro Tip,  If you are gonna use different size boards that came out, make sure you measure ot make sure they will fit without having to rip...

 

I swore they were 2 x 6 to start, but they where 2 x 8.... oh well  

 

 

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Horses should be happy...

We had a tragic event news story here.  Someone towing their horses down the road, the floor gave way and horses basically erased their legs before someone got drivers attention and he could stop.

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yea I have heard those types of stories,  Half the reason why I redid the floor.

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