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About soutthpaw

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    Sparks, NV

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  1. Except for color blind people, red is very dark color. Blue is much brighter as is amber. Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  2. soutthpaw

    966 Ford C-600 Holmes 600

    Nice, always liked cabovers Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  3. Anywhere use warning lights other than Amber that are not part of a government, police, fire etc? Also which states allow clear to the rear? I know California doesn't. Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  4. I notice more new rollbacks seem to have the pylon mounted to the frame between the cab and bed instead of on the bed itself. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? It does keep the lightbar level if it's on the frame. Which do you all prefer and why. Also steel vs aluminum beds. Is it basically a weight savings vs durability trade off. I get the rust belt issues so aluminum is beneficial there. Thanks.
  5. The fact that nothing is preventing the cable from slipping off under load is scary. Snatch blocks fully enclose the cable. I know NFPA and I think military require any pulling/winching anchor points to be fully enclosed, not an open hook etc. That cable could do some serious damage if it comes loose... Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  6. I'm no professional tower, but this video looks like it should be a training concerto of what "not" to do. What y'all think? Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  7. soutthpaw

    R Model Curb weight?

  8. soutthpaw

    Personal use, Rollback project

    What is it that you don't trust about them? It would not be hard to make a set in steel with the traditional 2X2 square tubing at a 45 degree offset behind the wheel. Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  9. soutthpaw

    How to secure to Century lightweight wheel lift?

    Good to know. As I would have to buy the basket straps, I think I'm just going to go with the lasso straps mentioned above as I feel they will be more secure (and cheaper) Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  10. soutthpaw

    How to secure to Century lightweight wheel lift?

    Thanks, I thought that might be the case, but couldn't find any videos of them actually being used. just doesn't seem very secure. Are you supposed to set the wheels lower in the lift? This one has the hole you mention too, I think someone may have gone the same route with the lasso straps. Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
  11. soutthpaw

    Personal use, Rollback project

    Fixed the cracked L-arm using TIG and 5356 filler
  12. soutthpaw

    Personal use, Rollback project

    Thanks, yeah I plan to put that on it. Not sure if NV will let me register it as an RV, but I know I can be exempt from the commercial weight fee. Just sent the ECM out to be repaired (hopefully). At least it's at the dealer's lot and not mine so I have room to work on my old boat project for a couple weeks.
  13. soutthpaw

    First tow with the new truck:)

    Googled Orcas island, very pretty, will have to visit it sometime. Makes sense why you need a compact truck.
  14. soutthpaw

    Towing an AWD on wheel lift?

    Why don't they use bigger wheels? Weight issue?
  15. Can someone explain the correct way to secure these basket straps in this video at 2:35 http://news.millerind.com/hookin-it-up...with-car-carrier-wheellift-options My question is how do you tighten the strap after you attach it to the up/down facing hooks? I've only ever used the ratchet strap wheel loops and the truck I'm restoring has the style in the video. This is going to be for personal use purposes only, I'm not a pro, so excuse the dumb question. Thanks. Southpaw