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Need Some Help In El Paso

SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,141
Fellow Eggheads

Im currently on a run from Arkansas to Bakersfield, CA that was originally suppose to end in El Paso.  In order for me to continue escorting the driver through Arizona and California I have to have my oversized load signs mounted to the overhead of my truck.

I have a design in mind to create a frame out of 1” PVC that will mount to my head ache rack, but could use some help with basic tools to cut PVC to size and drill holes so I can zip tie my signs in place.  I’ll gladly compensate someone for use of tools.  I’ll be here rest of day and tonight and any help would be greatly appreciated.

🙏🏻


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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 252
    Any big box will cut the PVC for you. Either that, or use a roll of kite string. It’ll cut electrical conduit. Now the drilling part may be a bit tricky getting done. 
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 19,514
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 19,514
    Also- a cheap hacksaw will work fine on 1” pvc. You could probably pick one of those up for $5-$10
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,898
    Find an Ace and find the oldest guy working there, he’ll probably appreciate having a project.
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,449
    edited June 21
    This is all i got.




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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,657
    I'd be willing to help you out but I'm in So Cal, but if you're in the area.....
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  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,141
    Borrowed a grinder with a cutting blade from a driver and a impact drill from another.  Bought an adapter and bit set at Lowe’s so going to grab a bite then get to work.   Thank you all for your input...I appreciate it.
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 5,518
    edited June 21
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Fellow Eggheads

    Im currently on a run from Arkansas to Bakersfield, CA that was originally suppose to end in El Paso.  In order for me to continue escorting the driver through Arizona and California I have to have my oversized load signs mounted to the overhead of my truck.

    I have a design in mind to create a frame out of 1” PVC that will mount to my head ache rack, but could use some help with basic tools to cut PVC to size and drill holes so I can zip tie my signs in place.  I’ll gladly compensate someone for use of tools.  I’ll be here rest of day and tonight and any help would be greatly appreciated.

    🙏🏻




    I do have a full metal shop you are more than welcome to use, it's north of Bakersfield but I can give them the heads up if you need anything when you are here 
    Visalia, Ca
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,141
    This is all i got.




    That song goes through my head every time I pass through El Paso and continues for several days after.
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,141
    lkapigian said:
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Fellow Eggheads

    Im currently on a run from Arkansas to Bakersfield, CA that was originally suppose to end in El Paso.  In order for me to continue escorting the driver through Arizona and California I have to have my oversized load signs mounted to the overhead of my truck.

    I have a design in mind to create a frame out of 1” PVC that will mount to my head ache rack, but could use some help with basic tools to cut PVC to size and drill holes so I can zip tie my signs in place.  I’ll gladly compensate someone for use of tools.  I’ll be here rest of day and tonight and any help would be greatly appreciated.

    🙏🏻




    I do have a full metal shop you are more than welcome to use, it's north of Bakersfield but I can give them the heads up if you need anything when you are here 
    Thank you for offering the use of your shop.  I was able to rig a Temporary Overhead sign and made it. Ordered my permanent sign and a new lightbar so I’ll be good to go now.  The 24 Straight Deadhead Home sucked and not in the OMG I’m cumming way.  
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,307
    Too late, but I was going to recommend using EMT (galvanized steel electrical conduit) and associated fittings.  Much, much stronger (esp stiffer) and not that much more expensive. 
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  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,141
    Too late, but I was going to recommend using EMT (galvanized steel electrical conduit) and associated fittings.  Much, much stronger (esp stiffer) and not that much more expensive. 
    Thanks for the suggestion.  This was a temporary fix and I’ve ordered a retractable sign that’ll be more permanent.  I can get away with Front & Rear Bumper signs for TX & LA and there’s usually enough local runs where I can stay close to home.
    Tyler, TX   XL BGE 2016, KJ Classic 2019,  MES, 18.5 WSM,  Akorn Jr,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
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