Lol, no I'm good to go now until something else breaks!:nunu: I -yi-yi---i guess u threw them clamp on forks away for now-behind some shed-so u wouldn't have to look at them-right:dunno:
It sounds like he was hard-facing the buckets. That is still a common practice today.Worked on the section gang for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad back in the early 70's during college break. The welder was always around building up backhoe and loader buckets. He would spend 8 hrs making criss cross welds with the 220arc welder. Railroads were all bankrupt then and couldn't afford any replacement parts...