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it was requested, so here it is, the race-lorry build!

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6 hours ago, discomikey said:

I assume you have a C license then? A few of the ultra4 boys we run with take a rigid wagon. It seems handy, and our 6x6 Tatra service truck at work does the trick nicely. Even that can get a little small though when there's 4+ of you working on as many cars!

yeah, not the cheapest licence to attain i can assure you...

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Not cheap - and complicated at times when driven 40 tonnes for pleasure but well worth it..

 

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a cautionary tale gentlemen...

if your welding mask fails to dim, dont try to fix it, just go get another one.

i thought id fixed it so kept welding.

this morning after a rough night i got myself to a@e (been there often enough, first time in 10 years i was there for myself!) given anaesthetic eye drops, then a load of codeine, eye cream and orders to take it easy for 48hours. i mostly got away with it, the masks wes sortof dimming, but ive still got mild arc eye, if youve ever had arc-eye youll know how agonising it is..

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Been 25 years since I managed that, but yes, it still has a small scar in my memory.

Unlucky, hope they sort themselves out soon, and you manage to sleep tonight!

 

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1030 last night i couldnt sleep, every time i closed my eyes it was agony, 1/2liter of vodka (dont judge, its a good anaesthetic) and i was asleep in half a hour. woke up this morning and knew it was going to be bad, just didnt want to open my eyes, so off to a@e i went, so embarrassing 

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Good reminder to all. I changed the lense last night as it wasn’t dimming every time and that sorted it thankfully. 

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Ouch! Feeling your ocular discomfort there!

What mask was it?

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A quality helmet blocks 100% of UV even when off and should not cause damage.  For the sake of your eyes, just throw that in the bin.  It is better off getting a fixed shade helmet.

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yeah, it already hit the bin :) im 100% better today, 99% pain gone, just some mild skin discomfort now. 

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Looks good value, nice large viewer.

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3 hours ago, qwakers said:

thinking about this one. comes well recommended.

I wouldn't buy one without trying it on. Some are real b@$t@rds for biting your ears when you flip them up and down. That SIP one has the lighter shades for plasma cutting which is good but it uses batteries which I think is a pain. I'd go down to your local welding supply place or steel stockholder and see what they have in stock. Even that SIP does seem a bit nasty. Parweld, ESAB and Murex all do nice solar helmets at reasonable money.
I can totally sympathise with your dose of arc eye, I've had it on more than a few occasions, I've lain there with cold teabags on my eyes pretending they make them feel better, welcome to the club, I bet many here have had it and have nodded sagely at your picture. It's unusual that you got arc eye through your lense, even when not working they're the equivalent in protection of a ye olde shade 15. UVA doesn't go through plastic or glass and the uvb will also be stopped. The protection isn't really the lcd screen. Were you wearing hi viz clothing or around reflective surfaces? Be careful when you get back into it that you don't repeat the same with your new helmet and it's shiny aluminium or a mirror or something doing it. You're also more likely to get a dose of arc eye from the side rather than directly looking at it which makes me also think it might have been a reflection.
Really interesting build, keep the updates coming.

 

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Paid a fair bit for my Speedglas but have never regretted it - they do crop up on eBlag from time to time - sometimes with the extra breathing gear which can be removed and sold if you don't need it.

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the farther my healing progresses, the more it lends credence to the reflection idea.

 

im not pretty, but in sooo much less pain!

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my lips hurt though :(

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You didn’t even get a tan for all your suffering!!

I don’t suppose you have one of those fancy phones that recognises you and does it work if you do?

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no, one of the disadvantage of being blonde, (near as damnit ginger actually but i prefer blonde) i burn, but not tan.

 

and no, no expensive phone im afraid.

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Must reflection, otherwise how would your chin have got it through the shade?

Nasty stuff, be well.

 

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well it was cold so i had my hi vis coat on, as i say,  it makes sense.

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5 minutes ago, qwakers said:

well it was cold so i had my hi vis coat on, as i say,  it makes sense.

Ah, that’s it for sure. Bet you don’t do that again!

If it makes you feel better you won’t be the last to make that mistake. Now man up and get cracking on the truck so we can read all about it!!

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this was monday, sorted out the ramps, got the car in to check ramp over angles etc.

sorted out the heavy duty tie downs. that sorta thing...

 

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Acres of space, very nice!

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lorry progress!

(nearly) the last bit of work done to the kitchen :D

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very nearly there.

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