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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2020, 08:18 AM
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X2

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-16-2020, 01:07 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
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VICTORY!! Sow, about 130pounds.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-04-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
The door is angled and pretty darn heavy. It’s...

The door is angled and pretty darn heavy. It’s not the easiest thing for me to lift and set the trigger. Not at all concerned about any pigs lifting it. The last one, the door was even lighter......
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-04-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
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Trap is staked down, baited, and trigger is set. This will be her first test.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-09-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By HainesNYT
Here it sits all loaded up working. He’ll get...

Here it sits all loaded up working. He’ll get some slightly bigger tires for it one of these days. Most folks wouldn’t know the difference. The MULE on the trailer is the one we installed the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-06-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By HainesNYT
Thanks for all the complements folks. I post...

Thanks for all the complements folks. I post these types in hopes it will help someone who is on the fence about tackling some of these projects.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-06-2020, 08:52 PM
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Views: 1,558
Posted By HainesNYT
I like them too ;). Trying to get some bigger...

I like them too ;). Trying to get some bigger horns on them... sell a few to neighbors and such, the rest go to the auction. The new bull comes from very good pedigree, and has pretty giant horns...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 11:43 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
Looking great Dale

Looking great Dale
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 11:23 PM
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Views: 1,558
Posted By HainesNYT
Enough fender clearance to put a little larger...

Enough fender clearance to put a little larger tires on it in the near future. ;)

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By HainesNYT
End result: about 5” of lift. Departure angle of...

End result: about 5” of lift. Departure angle of the trailer, greatly improved. Approach angle of MULE into the trailer has been changed greatly... no problem for any “off road” vehicle. It would...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By HainesNYT
The kit came with a set of new spring perches,...

The kit came with a set of new spring perches, new- longer U-bolts with nuts, and some long nuts that are used to ensure proper angle of the axle. The new perches have studs welded on that the long...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 11:11 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
I don’t have a before pic, with the springs...

I don’t have a before pic, with the springs mounted under the axle, but, you can see the original spring perch on the bottom of the axle.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By HainesNYT
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Stock... lifting with Hi-lift, still connected to MULE that was used to back it up and jackknife it as close to my...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By HainesNYT
Not a tons of pics on this one guys, sorry. ...

Not a tons of pics on this one guys, sorry. Holler if you have any questions.

Before pics:

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By HainesNYT
DIY Trailer Lift install

Spring-Over-Axle swap on a tandem 14’ trailer.

- kit purchased from etrailer.com... about $50 per axle... needed 2 kits for tandems. Super simple kit made by Dexter. Whole thing can be bolted...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-04-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
Thanks for all the comments/compliments. I...

Thanks for all the comments/compliments.

I finished the door...trap is done other than some paint.

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Used 3/4”...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-25-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
I’d have to double check. The square tubing...

I’d have to double check. The square tubing wasn’t all that much...a tad more because I got it “primed”. The hog panel and cattle panel I had laying around. The hardware wasn’t much. I’ll try to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
They told us, at the dealer, that stock is 23 and...

They told us, at the dealer, that stock is 23 and you can go to 25 without a lift. That will only net you 1” over your current height. I’d do the lift first, then go with the 26 or 27
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
The back went fairly easy...much faster. Remove...

The back went fairly easy...much faster. Remove shackle nuts to be reused. Jack up from the front leaf spring mount. Knock/pull out old shackles. A long pry bar and a second set of hands comes in...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
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We had to compress the springs to get the package back together and into place. Instructions say to use a channel lock...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By HainesNYT
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The instructions say you can toss this plastic piece.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
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This upper strut mount was catching on the inner fender.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
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Here you can see the strut coming down and this is the location we will install the spacer to give it the 2 inch lift. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
That is exactly our problem. Just need ground...

That is exactly our problem. Just need ground clearance for the dang rocks.

If the MX is the bigger version, then yes, they make a lift kit for that. 2” also I believe. It’s super simple, I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
We jacked up the front of the MULE with a floor...

We jacked up the front of the MULE with a floor jack. Remove the front tires to give you more room. We actually removed the hardware from the top of the struts before we jacked it up...we removed...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
So it is helpful to read the instructions before...

So it is helpful to read the instructions before tearing into it...imagine that. My BIL said he did... right.

The instructions are fairly thorough, as mentioned above it is a pretty simple...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-23-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HainesNYT
MULE LIFT KIT Install

2018 Kawasaki mule 4010 Trans4x4 2” lift kit. $168 at the local Kawasaki dealership.

Appears to be super simple.

We put the floor jack under the center of the front end.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-22-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-22-2020, 07:36 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
My dry cut/cold cut saw was desperately in need...

My dry cut/cold cut saw was desperately in need of a new blade. I have been going to higher and higher tooth-count blades... thinking it would take smaller bites and be less likely to bust the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-22-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
I used primed square tubing on this. Probably a...

I used primed square tubing on this. Probably a tad lighter yet more rigid than the V1.0. The trigger mechanism on this one is the real improvements. It should be permanent and be easy to adjust. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-22-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By HainesNYT
3’tall, 4’ wide, 8’ long

3’tall, 4’ wide, 8’ long
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2020, 10:10 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
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One side welded up.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2020, 09:17 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
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The end of the cable has a loop connected to a “U” I bent out of 1/2” rod. It is welded to the top of the bottom...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2020, 09:12 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By HainesNYT
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Added another sleeve for the pin to travel through. I think a little white lithium grease will keep both the front...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-08-2020, 09:06 PM
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Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
Made some progress. ...

Made some progress.

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Drilled the “pin” to sink a 1/4” grade bolt, and welded it in place. This will simply act as...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-27-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By HainesNYT
Hahha sorry man. It’s been on hold for a bit. ...

Hahha sorry man. It’s been on hold for a bit. Should get it finished up soon, maybe this weekend.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-03-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
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My first trap, only had two T-post locators. It held 5 pigs with no problems, but it made me think it wouldn’t hurt...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-03-2019, 09:05 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
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4 pieces of pipe, cut in 1” widths will be the T-post locators.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-03-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
Thanks guys. Always fun to share. So...

Thanks guys. Always fun to share.


So after I framed up the two rectangles and welded them all together with the long horizontal pieces, I realized that I made a mistake. I know we have all...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-01-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By HainesNYT
Thanks. Might get her finished today. ...

Thanks. Might get her finished today.

Last nights progress.
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Bent some 1/2” rod on the old harbor freight...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-30-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
Repurposing parts from an old hog trap door that...

Repurposing parts from an old hog trap door that someone else built years and years ago. 1” square tubing and 3/4” sucker rod. It will sit in two larger pipe sleeves for the hinges. ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-30-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By HainesNYT
Not a bad idea. ...thought about it...might do it...

Not a bad idea. ...thought about it...might do it on the next one. I had these old panels laying around, figured I’d put them to use.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-24-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
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Busted!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-24-2019, 05:21 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-24-2019, 05:11 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
Connecting the frames ...

Connecting the frames

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
Yes! I like them, and use them from time to...

Yes! I like them, and use them from time to time. They are very large & heavy. I forget if they are 4-5” capable. I’ve done 3” gate frames with no problem.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-24-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
Northern Tool sells them. Fairly cheap compared...

Northern Tool sells them. Fairly cheap compared to the big name brand ones.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-24-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
All the end pieces for the frame have been cut...

All the end pieces for the frame have been cut and prepped for welding. 4x3 rectangles.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-24-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,703
Posted By HainesNYT
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1.5” square tubing (14ga) and some used panels.
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