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#1 West Texan

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 12:17 PM

Back to the steps ......
Called this morning and they said they would ship my steps today. They were waiting to receive my anode rods and ship all the parts at once. I asked her to ship the steps, so I could get that job started and finished and I could wait on the other items that I ordered. She said it will be here tomorrow or Saturday. I am doubting tomorrow, but I am hoping Saturday. I have my sawsall, my side grinder, my drill, drill bits, and wrenches all ready and standing by. 😉
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Posted 15 May 2020 - 06:27 AM

You might also want to add having a rolling floor jack, (if you have one available or can borrow one,) or at least a good pile of shims and wedges to block up and hold the new step in place up against the underside of the frame, while you are drilling and mounting it. It's way too heavy to hold up while trying to drill with one hand. You'll also need to be mindful of not getting your hands pinned between the drill and the frame if the drill hangs up and winds you up during the hole-making. I would also suggest making one hole first, and starting a bolt in it. Do this to each side, so that the step can't creep or drift on you, (as it will want to,) causing problems in that all of your new frame bolt holes might not line up well. Starting one bolt will hold the alignment for all the remaining holes. Good luck with your project.


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#3 West Texan

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:15 AM

You might also want to add having a rolling floor jack, (if you have one available or can borrow one,) or at least a good pile of shims and wedges to block up and hold the new step in place up against the underside of the frame, while you are drilling and mounting it. It's way too heavy to hold up while trying to drill with one hand. You'll also need to be mindful of not getting your hands pinned between the drill and the frame if the drill hangs up and winds you up during the hole-making. I would also suggest making one hole first, and starting a bolt in it. Do this to each side, so that the step can't creep or drift on you, (as it will want to,) causing problems in that all of your new frame bolt holes might not line up well. Starting one bolt will hold the alignment for all the remaining holes. Good luck with your project.


Thanks for the -support advice-. ;)
I have a floor jack and I was also going to use locking c-clamps to help hold it in place while drilling. The only thing that I dont have and need to go get is a silver magic marker for marking lines and the holes on the black frame. LOL

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Posted 16 May 2020 - 07:25 AM

Euphoria, if you're ever decide to come out of retirement and open a Shop For Casitas, I'll be there...


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 08:47 AM

Thanks Meadowlark, but being "just south" of turning 68, it's doubtful that I will be starting any new business. But I appreciate your comments.


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 09:19 AM

Thanks Meadowlark, but being "just south" of turning 68, it's doubtful that I will be starting any new business. But I appreciate your comments.

You're still a youngster Greg......sounds like we were born the same year.....with a new knee and a new hip.....I tell people now that I average all my new parts together and that I am actually getting younger now.....I figure I am closer to about 40 now.....LOL!   You do do some great work. 



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 10:39 AM

Thanks Meadowlark, but being "just south" of turning 68, it's doubtful that I will be starting any new business. But I appreciate your comments.

You're still a youngster Greg......sounds like we were born the same year.....with a new knee and a new hip.....I tell people now that I average all my new parts together and that I am actually getting younger now.....I figure I am closer to about 40 now.....LOL!   You do do some great work. 

Looks like we have a birth class of 1952! LOL
I think that my life clock has turned around at some time in my life and is now running backwards. The older that I get reminds me of when I was growing up. Now, I am growing older, but it is parallel as to when I was younger. Remember when we were younger and thought we knew it all and thought we were invincible. Now, that we are older, we do know a lot of things and know that we arent invincible! LOL What is sad is that one day, some of us will regress back in time to the baby stage and have to start wearing diapers! 😬
Just a funny thought .... me in diapers again! ROTFL
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Posted 17 May 2020 - 08:37 AM

West Texan.....saw a funny t-shirt the other day.....it said....."The Best Thing About the Good Old Days was That I Wasn't Good and I Wasn't Old!"    Ain't that the truth. 


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 02:28 PM

Jerrybob,
I was really good at being bad in my younger days!
Now, I am bad about being good in my older days!
I just cant figure life out. What I am supposed to do ... be good or be bad? The only thing that I have gotten is a good rear chewing, when I was young and now, as I am older. 🤣
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 06:25 AM

Yep, it's a really tough decision to make for sure, whether to be good, or to be bad. I have wrestled with that one for most of my life too. I even quit drinking for good. Now I only drink for evil...  :rofl2:


Edited by Euphoria, 18 May 2020 - 06:28 AM.

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 07:13 AM

I dont drink anymore .... or any less!
I quit drinking one time, and started guzzling!
I was so drunk one time, I fell up ..... on my bed!
And I am not going to say how many times that things went wrong! LOL


Seriously, I do not drink anymore, but still remember all of the old stories of when I did. 😉

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 07:58 AM

A father was trying to teach his young son the evils of alcohol. He put one worm in a glass of water and another worm in a glass of whiskey. The worm in the water lived, while the one in whiskey curled up and died. "All right, son." asked the father, "what does that show you?" "Well, Dad, it shows that if you drink alcohol, you will not have worms."


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 11:09 AM

Yep, it's a really tough decision to make for sure, whether to be good, or to be bad. I have wrestled with that one for most of my life too. I even quit drinking for good. Now I only drink for evil...  :rofl2:

And I stopped drinking to excess...... just to capacity... B) :lol: :lol:


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 11:38 AM

Yep, it's a really tough decision to make for sure, whether to be good, or to be bad. I have wrestled with that one for most of my life too. I even quit drinking for good. Now I only drink for evil...  :rofl2:

And I stopped drinking to excess...... just to capacity... B) :lol: :lol:

....and to how many capacities a day? 😄
I know several people that would drink, void, and start drinking again. 😳
I also know of several people that swore they would never drink again, but .....! 🤣