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2014 Prep
09-12-2013, 09:31 AM
Post: #21
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
Nothings permanent lol...but yes it will be attached until I find the need to take it off. So I guess it is semi permanent.

As far as the weight is concerned...I have not yet been able to pull it since I sold me truck. But, with the buggy on the back....I have unhooked the trailer from the truck. My truck usually sags and inch or so when I drop the fifth down onto the bed with just the blazer centered right.... it seemed to do exactly that when I had the blazer camper combo...meaning there must be still a good amount of weight in front of the wheels to squat my suspension down. But I agree....only true way is to pull it down the road!
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10-20-2013, 11:55 AM
Post: #22
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
Okay,

after looking at it, I HAVE decided to paint the camper all black to match the trailer... Itll look 100 times better and fit the trailer much more. So, that whole 'old school' thing, yeah, that's out the window...its 2013, were building bad ass crawlers, least I can do is paint the camper to make it look more sleek...


UPDATE:

Bought a '96 peterbilt with a 60" sleeper, Cat 3406E 475hp, 1,800 ft/lbs of tq....ooo baby, and for less than half the price I sold the 3/4 ton cummins lol. I also received my transfer case and transmission, so lets just say, I am bumming with the $$$ aspect, BUT I have just about everything I need, so all I need to do is pay my bills and work on the tractor, buggy, and camper every second I get, and I should be good to go in another month.


I honestly should be working on it right now, but I never get a chance to post up any information too the site.


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10-20-2013, 12:16 PM
Post: #23
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
Great update! I've been wanting a tractor myself for a couple years. A sign of my eyes being bigger than what in my bank account lol. Once I finally get my own property and house I'll most likely look into it much more. I want to build a shop out of shipping containers. If I could haul the containers myself I'd save a little money plus the killer car hauler is a major plus.

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10-20-2013, 12:30 PM
Post: #24
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
My goal is to build a garage/house out of shipping containers down the road, I was going to do it a few years ago, dove into countless books and websites of research, but the only thing that stopped me was my job. Its hard to 'put up' shop somewhere not knowing where youll end up. I honestly don't care much for Binghamton anymore, this place has dried right up as far as employment, and my current job, lets just say is a dead end, NOT a career, and I am not completely sure how much longer I can work there. I guess, at this point, my life goal is to get back on track and have some fun this coming year, get back on top with funds, and continue looking for better paying, good jobs. I see a move down the road, its hard not too...just don't know how far away. Of course, I need snow, I wouldn't want to live without it, so that always plays a factor as well!

If you need help moving containers sometime, let me know! lol
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10-20-2013, 12:39 PM
Post: #25
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
Head north about an hour and see if work is any better up here. It would be nice to have more club members close by.

What are you doing for work right now?

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11-02-2013, 03:03 PM
Post: #26
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
Still welding at Green Conv. We build some big and unique machines for recycling, but there's only about 15 different variations, then the machines are just repeated for years and years, sold to different companies and what not. Maybe from an engineers perspective, it could be exciting when working around certain parameters, trying different ideas; But, from a fabricators perspective, there isn't much excitement or enthusiasm. There's no incentive, nothing for the workers to really grip their teeth into, nothing to call "their own". It is hard for me to work on anything that doesn't mean anything to myself...you just cant put your heart and soul into it.

Need a job where I work with others for the greater good of something, a bigger picture that is trying to be obtained.

Of course, You have done just that yourself. I hope all is well with your shop Alvarez! Keep up the good work. Some day I hope to try something similar.
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11-02-2013, 03:34 PM (This post was last modified: 11-02-2013 03:35 PM by AlvarezMetalWorks.)
Post: #27
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
Just make sure you have a really cushy financial backing before you get started. This is tough man. It's growing but not fast enough to keep me from worrying about paying bills. If it wasn't for my other half this wouldn't even be happening. Some days I wish I had a redundant job that I could clock into and clock out of on a set schedule. This way it could fund my shop and let me build whatever I want while I work on building up my youtube channel. Once I wrap up Project CJ5 I'm going to spend allot of time focusing on improving my TIG welding skills so I can go after a good paying job that will allow me to do that.

I initially wanted this to be a fab shop opened to the public but as my channel grows I'm starting to see that there is a chance to let youtube pay my bills and support my projects. Who knows what the future holds but I do want to at some point open that shop but when I do I'd like to hiring people to do all the work. I'm an artist at heart and don't like to be pinned down doing things I don't want to do. I like to create things and explore new ideas. I know it's not very realistic but my ideal situation would be to get paid to create whatever I want lol. It's that feeling you're talking about when building something that means something to you.

So yeah I totally get what you're saying and how you feel about the job. Good luck and I hope you find that job that gives you what you're looking for.

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11-10-2013, 06:18 PM
Post: #28
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
Little progress, just slowly chiseling away at it...


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11-10-2013, 07:28 PM
Post: #29
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
You building the new floor structure out of 1" square? What wall thickness?

Looks great!

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11-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Post: #30
RE: Moab, Utah 2014 Prep
Nice peterbilt! I'd just go camping in that. More room to haul toys on the trailer.

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