New crane and even more mods

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Well first I had a 3000lb stick crane, then a 8000lb knuckleboom, now its a 6000lb stick crane again, so crane time for a new thread,
old thread https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/decision-on-a-knuckle-boom-crane.193569/

In my last set of mods, I got a 6000lxr Stahl crane installed using the knuckle boom, used the stahl to remove the hiab.
built a over build dumb bed hinge, and swing and stow hydraulic out riggers, so I can have the bed dump.
I've started getting my disc brakes, and hydro max master installed along with a hydraulic clutch cylinder.
Reason I'm going with hydraulic clutch is I want the pedal hanging under the dash. So I ditched the stock pedal brackets and moved the battery cables, and have a smooth frame on each side.

So I can get a set of 36" tool boxes on either side for gear and even more batteries 5 or 6 haven't decided yet I know I'll have 4 batteries for the 24v systems; starter, gauges/fuel pump (till I migrate them to 12v) and hydraulic pump for the crane and my big 3000w 24v power inverter. For the 12v side that will be the lights, turn signals, cab accessories, brake controller, and diesel cab heater.

And since a picture is worth a thousand words, have some pictures.

First is just a random deuce I saw while going to work.

The using the Hiab to move and mount the Stahl, I pulled some 3x4x1/4 tube through the bed with a hoist, welded it in place then drilled down through the tube and welded in some section of 2" round bar that I drilled on the lathe too 1" ID.
 

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Got the hiab off and sold. Then went camping and shooting with the guy, made Rueben's in the woods, the dog did not enjoy the ear pro, did enjoy the corned beef.
 

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Put on some locking hubs up front, Cut the rear frame moved the bed forward about 16" I had cut out 36" for the Haib.
Then started building a big frame support/hinge/out rigger mount.
 

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Did some more work on the out riggers, there mounted on a section of 3x3x3/8 (with some 12g strips welded to the outside) telescoping in a section of 4x4x3/8.

Got some steel from a guy with a goat, bought some ammo cans and strapped them to a DRZ400, got the outriggers swinging nicely (the end of the 3x3 tube goes to a piece of bar that I turned to fit nicely inside the 4x4x3/8 (about 3.25") it has a small section of chain attached to the end so I can over extend the outrigger and drop it on my foot again so it will limit the travel and stops right on the pivot section with which is the round bar stock.

Got the valves mounted and temporality hosed, I'll bend hard line for it later then rigged up a temp hydraulic pump.

Went shooting again.

And had to help my buddies girlfriends on a art install for months...

Then had to spend months working on my garage since termites and cinderblock exist
 

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Garage looks better now though,
Had go get more steel in the ford
The art didn't look bad
And the night shot of the roof was like 3 am
Done with the garage now back to so many more things than my deuce :( .....
Many months later......
 

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The months continue....
Got a PVS-14 to get my night vision game on.
Then bought a new to me skid steer, so much better than my old new holland L425
The ATF took $200 from me and only gave me a stamp.
The dog got a tactical vest.
Had to fix a steering wheel
And got a new to me cnc mill.

Then que a month ago!
Its time to work on the deuce again!
Got the front disc done,
I still need to figure out the brake hoses, I want to use the same brake hoses front and rear haven't found anything after browsing napa for a while.
 

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Found mice had got to my top while it was in the shed :(
Got the stock tool box off and the then used my crane as a dump hoist to get the real dump hoist in.
Went shooting with the guys again, did some cooking and found a baby snake.
 

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Started working on a vertical tool box for behind the cab in the 20" gap I left, it will hold the hydraulic pump, reservoir, valve block to direct hydraulic pressure to the, crane, dump hoist, front and rear work ports, and the hurst spool/tool and hydraulic pole saw.
Got a set of new tanks for more air capacity.
Got a wilwood master/pedal combo for the hydraulic slave cylinder
I'm going to cut the whole section of fire wall out here and replace it with a flat and with less holes to plug section of 1/8" plate.
To fit the 36" tool box for the batteries I had to move the fuel tank back 7" so the crane helped.
Then I pulled a wheel from both axles to make it a bit easier to roll the hole unit out the back of the truck so I can single the rear.
Had to break out the big hugga dugga, some how the chinese 3/4 right next to my IR is rated the same, china sure is magic.
 

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The hydro max booster is from a C6500 or ford 700 It was very hot that day for being spring I got lost in the junk yard (remember hydration! )
Took out the old air box I have a smaller/better Cummins filter I'll be using with a new compact aluminum airbox I'm welding up.
Started tearing out the old wiring harness since it was in the way and had rubbed though in many spots giving my never ending electrical problems.
Levitated a fuel tank over the flow bed and didn't kill a single flower accidently, any my greenie neighbor said I don't like the environment....
Then to paint he tool box for the battery side and get that mounted today so I can go fix a wood chipper.
And my plan to use my old deuce 9.00-20's on my VW might need rethinking... don't know why
 

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How does the dump bed work with the crane in the back. I guess your crane is only mounted to the bed and not the frame?
Yep its only mounted to the bed, but I build a over build sub frame under the bed, that is part of the dump hinge assembly.

I cut 20" off the rear frame and replaced with with box tube and tubed out the rear frame section.
Now the crane over hangs the hinge by about 16" and the out rigger attach to the bed/subframe, when the out riggers are deployed the push up on the crane section/ bed hinge clamping the whole section closed. there is no chance of the bed trying to dump.

And I'm going mount some pneumatic toggle clamps to the end of the bed to lock it down for driving, very similar to these https://www.penntoolco.com/90912932/
 

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