Haag's XC 750 Mod Adventure - Y axis plates/T track wasteboard/etc

As part of the planned overhaul that is currently underway, the first limitation I wanted to tackle on the XC was the Z axis height restriction. Big thanks to my uncle for cranking these 7ga. plates out on the laser… They’re a little “beefy” but they are not going to flex at all!!!


I added some 3/4" aluminum angle brackets to hold everything in place.


Fully braced up the bed…



New completed bed…Version 1.3… Rev. 4…

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…and the pirate skulls. Everything looks better in pirate skulls.

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No flexing MDF here…

So after LOTS and LOTS of precision drilling, ordering all of the the correct “post install” t nuts and hardware, framing up the inside of the bed and lining up all of the T track, I decided I didn’t like it…
Each time I want to change the waste board strips, it’s the same PITA lining everything up. And I discovered a little too late that the new Z height wasn’t exactly compatible with the stock Suck It…

So I tore it all all apart, reinstalled the factory waste board, and used wood screws to mount the strips… Works great! Much easier to swap the strips. I lost 1/2" in Z height, but it actually works better for average height stock with these plates.

I also filed down the Dewalt to drop it another 1/2" and made myself a little “G 30 cheater bar” for bit changes… Sometimes it’s difficult to crack the bit loose without moving the X/Y at all and we all know how crucial this can be when doing any type of multi-bit carving. So I run my G30 parking spot command, drop this little guy into place, and it’s spot on…

Completed bed… Version 2.1… Rev 2.

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