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    Quote Originally Posted by Plug Ugly View Post
    I cut the slot for the shackle mounts by drilling a hole at each end of the slot and connecting them with my plasma cutter. It can pierce 3/8th, but it's cleaner and easier on my consumables to drill a starting hole like that.

    The second question, I'm not quite clear on what you're asking, since it kind of has two top hooks. The answer is the same for both I suppose, I cut a tight fitting piece of 3" flat bar for both sides. Pushed it into the tube to a spot I liked and set the welder on "kill" and zapped them in. They're only welded on the one side I could reach of the flat bar, but 6 inches of total weld (3" each end) and no problems.
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    Plug Ugly, that ballast box reminds me of something MacGyver would build (in a good way, not a hack way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plug Ugly View Post
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    This is my normal chain storage method:
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    I've not seen that method before. Simple and effective. I like it. Thanks for posting that.
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    The guy at RR Buildings uses that method too.

    Chain Hacks: Using Chain to Brace and Straighten a Building - YouTube

    18-minutes.
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    I think I got it out of a four wheeling magazine...in the 90's? Been using it ever since. Laundry soap jugs work for longer or larger chains. Drill some drain holes in the bottom, too.
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    Milk crates rule!

    Iíve very much enjoyed your build and appreciate you putting in the time to document it and let everyone tag along. Very well built implement, and presentation was right out of a how itís made episode. I read every page of this thread and am looking forward to using some of your ideas for some projects I have planned. Thank you for sharing this with us. Iím sure it will help more people than you think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbar View Post
    Thank you for sharing this with us. Iím sure it will help more people than you think
    Dad just restored a IH 454 with a loader. He said to me earlier I should have you build a ballast box for it.

    Thought I better make sure you hadnít grown tired of this one yet.

    I will put it on the list of things to do in the future. We will see what happens but take an copying I do as flattery.
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