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It was hot, triple digits and my press table weighs about 100 pounds. Just didn't want to add to that and have to pick it up with one hand while I inserted the cross bolts under it. I really need a hand crank and cable for it
If I ever find a reason to move mine I will feel the same way. In the meantime, its more compact without a crank hanging off the side. I just remember pressing bearings on axle shafts at work and I don't remember having an issue other than clunkiness. The air over hydraulic jacks in the presses were nice.
 

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In the FWIW column. I saw a video on you tube where a fellow took a HF 20 ton press and replaced the stock jack with an air over hydraulic one. And added a knob to the return valve. It was pretty neat. Plus he drilled and pinned the bottom of the press blocks. It made a world of difference. Definitely a worth while modification.
 

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I hear ya on that. Mine has a motorized pump and I installed a wood splitter valve on it. In the return position the valve stays on until the pressure gets up to about 1000 psi and automatically trips off.The only reason the table is like that is I added a little steel to it ....
 
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It is a little hard to tell. but i got the pattern on the drive side as good as can be expected with used gears. That is the important side anyway. The pattern will migrate a little under power toward the outside I am told. And the intention is to have plenty of power applied to it




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Got the nice shiny parts put on, axles and drive flange, which is 1350 from Adams Drive Shaft. However I couldn't button it up. The diff cover I made out of 3/8" plate no longer fits. The cover was built to fit standard D44 gears. These are 3/8" bigger. So guess what, can't bolt the diff cover down now. So, I will have to sell this one and make another
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Any chance of just modding this one? Cut out a section and form a new one and weld it back in? Or make a new one I suppose.
 

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I could make a new base plate and just space it out. I have a piece of steel marked for that. I haven't quite decided. I have to fix my band saw first before doing that.
 

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Me likey this thread. Ill probably use it for innovation when I do my one tons. You're doing some fine work here with everything.
 

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Thanks. More to come
 

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True. Wait till you see what is going to be on it
 
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So I finally got a new axle cover made to accommodate the larger gears. Different design this time. I did some research and found the rounded covers in the gear area give better milage. Thank you Gale Banks. Let's see, remember that vid of some guy pounding an arch in some leaf springs? That was me with 3/8" plate. But got it done and installed
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Here is what the other one looks like
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Bought myself a Christmas present. An adapter to fit my engine stand so working on the front will be easier. Won't have to bend over so far and it is on wheels
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Now, bac to cleaning the shop. Got something big coming in the next week or two or maybe three. Changing transmissions on a TJ tomorrow
 

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Ya gota build yourself one of these! Its really nice actually. Havent been able to use it lately since I moved, but I plan to put my one tons on it to do gearing and brackets, etc.

The stand on the left can slide side to side to give proper positioning due to different style axles. Its tight, square and keeps me from having to bend over while doing this stuff. I want to add clamps the the stand to eliminate the need for ratchet straps, but either way it gets the job done.

Ps, I'm liking how the build's turning out.
 

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Thanks. My stand is fully adjustable to a point. I wanted it very narrow so I built a plate for it. But normally those arms bolt on to the normal engine stand arms.
 

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Built a few brackets today. Got the coil buckets done and roughed out the lower link brackets
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