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Old 11-02-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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I've been waiting on an 11 3/4 contoured false bottom but while waiting and thinking at work I came up with an idea for a flat 12 inch false bottom. I work daily with trash trucks and decided to cut off and form the outer shield steel on a hydraulic filter. The only hard part was flattening it. I still need to clean and sanitize it then come up with a dip tube but it may just do the trick.



 
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Care to share pics so we understand what you are referring to?



 
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:25 AM   #3
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This was the outside casing of a hydraulic filter for one of our trash trucks at work. I cut it off the body of the filter and flattened it then cut it to shape with a sheet metal break.
I just finished my boil pot and wet tested it today. TIG welded the 1/2" SS fittings too.

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 AM   #4
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This was the outside casing of a hydraulic filter for one of our trash trucks at work. I cut it off the body of the filter and flattened it then cut it to shape with a sheet metal break.
I just finished my boil pot and wet tested it today. TIG welded the 1/2" SS fittings too.
That;s just freakin' awesome. I love it when folks can see other uses for something intended for a completely different purpose. Congrats....

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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If it helps anyone the filter was a fleetguard HF7961 here is what it looks like pre disassembly

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