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  1. conv67bdere

    conv67bdere Super Moderator Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Picked up a new "toy" for the shop . . .

    Good news it's the 2J head to boot ! ! !

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    • vintage chromoly

      vintage chromoly FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Iā€™m jealous!
      :thumbsup:

      Those open up an entire new world as far as fabrication goes.
       
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      • HEMI-ITIS

        HEMI-ITIS STREETER on LI FBBO Gold Member

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        SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
         
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        • threewood

          threewood FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          That's awesome!! Those are heavy buggers too.
           
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          • kiwigtx

            kiwigtx International Mod Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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            All that just to make your own lug nuts? :lol:

            Nice score Larry......hope it helps to get your 'verty on the road sooner. :D
             
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            • Kern Dog

              Kern Dog FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              Help me out here because I'm feeling "iggnent". What is it ?
               
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              • vintage chromoly

                vintage chromoly FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                A Bridgeport milling machine.
                 
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                • kiwigtx

                  kiwigtx International Mod Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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                  A Bridgeport mill is a standard manual knee-type vertical milling machine. The reason that many people refer to a manual mill simply as a ā€œBridgeportā€ is because it's one of the most famous brand names that's found in most machine shops. Essentially, Bridgeport invented the modern manual milling machine.
                   
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                  • Kern Dog

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                    Thanks. I have heard of the name and device but don't know what it can do.
                     
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                    It can make lug nuts. :rofl:
                     
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                    • moparwacko

                      moparwacko MASSIVE GOLD MEMBER FBBO Gold Member

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                      Crypldog has some nuts that need milling........
                       
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                      • kiwigtx

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                        milling or manipulating? :D
                         
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                        • Ironbuilt

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                          • Islandkent

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                            They sure do come in handy. Love my Rockwell.
                            Yes nice score!
                             
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                            • Slap Stick

                              Slap Stick FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                              Its a wonder that Chebby could pull it!
                              Nice find!
                               
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                                Congrats conv67,they are a must have machine, now you need a good lathe. My old Bridgeport is a 1965 mfg, J-head. Do you have 3-phase?
                                 
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                                • conv67bdere

                                  conv67bdere Super Moderator Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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                                  Don't have 3-phase yet - but it's already in the plans for when the new shop gets built . . .

                                  BTW - I've already got a good lathe - Grizzly 12 x 36, that just got upgraded to a VFD and Baldor 2HP motor . . . spent a lot of time getting it dialed in and true . . .
                                   
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                                  • Cranky

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                                    Mine isn't a Bridgeport but a good clone. I looked at several BP's when I was shopping but the junk ones were priced at 10k with the table full of holes from morons. This one was 10k brand new and I had the coin so it resides in my shop now since 93 and it has a 10x50 table. Most BP's of this side only have a 9x42. When the oil industry is booming around here, shop machines go through the roof and wasn't about to buy a used up machine for top dollar.

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                                      Good score. I have wanted one of my own for home use for 20 years. Just not enough room for one. Good thing is we have over 25 of them at work so staying after and working in between the night shift guys is never an issue when needing to make something or modify something of my own.
                                       
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                                      • hsorman

                                        hsorman FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                                        Great score - I want one! Some day perhaps. One problem:

                                        I NEED MORE GARAGE SPACE FOR TOOLS AND CARS!!!!!!!
                                         
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