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    Craigslist Toothbar

    So I purchased this toothbar off of craigslist. I was planning to build one, however my cost to build or buy this one was really close, so I opted to buy. Only problem is this bar is for a 60" bucket, I have a 62" bucket. Should I weld on shims on either end or just use washers?

    I am opting for washers but ultimately know it would be correct to have plates burned out.

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    This was just a test fit, I was out working and couldnt resist sitting it on the bucket.
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    Personally, I would just tighten the bolts and bend the ears out to the edge of the bucket. Washers/ shims would be my next choice.
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    Give it a whirl

    I would probably find cut a piece of pipe to fit between the bracket and the sides of the bucket. Fill in with washers. Or just use washers all the way until you are sure you like the bar. If it's a keeper you can do something more permanent. If you weld, another option would be to cut the bar, add an inch between two teeth and put it back together.

    I couldn't open the links so don't know exactly what you are working with.

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    Lets try the pictures again.
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    If you have a torch setup how about heating the ears to make 2 bends to bring the mounting holes in line with the side of the bucket. Any forward force is on the teeth where they meet the bucket edge. The only real thing the mounting bolts do is hold the bar in place when back dragging or dumping.
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    Washers, shims, nuts, collars............or anything else needed to take up the space between the side brackets and bucket sides. Don't worry too much about it. Keep it simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherokee Chief View Post
    So I purchased this toothbar off of craigslist. I was planning to build one, however my cost to build or buy this one was really close, so I opted to buy. Only problem is this bar is for a 60" bucket, I have a 62" bucket. Should I weld on shims on either end or just use washers?

    I am opting for washers but ultimately know it would be correct to have plates burned out.


    This was just a test fit, I was out working and couldnt resist sitting it on the bucket.
    I would probably make a shims, drill the bolt holes than weld them in place to the tool bar...........But I guess
    heavy grade 8 washers as spacers would do the "quick" trick too, wouldn't be as pretty though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    If you have a torch setup how about heating the ears to make 2 bends to bring the mounting holes in line with the side of the bucket. Any forward force is on the teeth where they meet the bucket edge. The only real thing the mounting bolts do is hold the bar in place when back dragging or dumping.
    This may just work. I like this solution. Thanks coaltrain.

    Thanks everyone else for the replies. If I dont attempt the heating/bending I will most likey go with washer.
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    Spacer

    I would make two spacers on a lathe and thread them, nice, tight and neat.

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