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09 Feb 2019 17:14 #202861 by jackonlyjack
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09 Feb 2019 17:44 #202865 by Lambert
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That looks well. Good work!

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17 Feb 2019 17:40 #203348 by Riccy
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And now for the back end...

Made up some bolt-on plates and a tube to link between the chassis rails and support the trailer body...





Then tried some 2 plane pipe bending. Unfortunatley the bender I have is unable to make bends close together by its design, so I did have to cut, sleeve internally and weld a section on the drop of the side bars, but its pretty good and certainly strong enough in the scaffolding pipe. The side bars weld to the roof hoop and to the rear bolt-on plates.







And the trailer body fits nice and snug on the brackets:



Decided a bit of bracing was needed so have started on some kickers from the roof down to the mounting plates.



Next will be finishing the other kicker and onto the rock-slider part of it. That will also need to be a bolt on fixing of some sort to enable the cage to be removable, but that shouldn't be too hard. Rocksliders are basically box section steel to run along the sills and have kickers back to the chassis for strength.

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17 Feb 2019 17:50 #203349 by Riccy
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Oh yes,

and [virtual] bonus points if you can work out what I want to use one of these for:



:whistle: :dry:

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17 Feb 2019 18:20 #203352 by sniper
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Electric ram to make it tip ?????

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17 Feb 2019 18:38 #203357 by Riccy
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Pah, was too easy I guess. Points to you my friend ;-)

Yes it was interesting to have a search for '12v waterproof linear actuator'. They are essentially similar to a hydraulic ram, except they are all-in-one and generally are designed to run from 12v DC, therefore, much cheaper and easier to install. Wiring is simply reversed to get the same action back in. Runs at about 20mm/sec but will be faster with how it's to be mounted.

The one pictured is good for 4000NM force in both directions, more than ample for the tiny bed on this project :-)

For the hinge point I have been looking at pillow block bearings from various engineering suppliers, these offer way more service life and lifting capacity than I will need, but are about £20ea for a simple block that can bolt on to the trailer body and allow it to swivel enough to work.

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17 Feb 2019 19:45 #203361 by sniper
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Cool, It's like winning the lottery... only different.... really different....

I used to build tipping bodies and compactors with tipping mechs for the bins, a bit of an insiders guess I suppose....

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23 Feb 2019 18:14 #203722 by Riccy
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Started bending more pipe to make the cage come over the roof and down the sides. Not too bad (apologies for the poor pics). More messing about tomorrow :-)




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23 Feb 2019 21:04 #203734 by Lambert
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Coming along nicely!

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24 Feb 2019 17:55 #203767 by Riccy
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Some pics in better light. Had to remake the passenger side bar over the door after ballsing up the gob cut onto the rear hoop :angry:

Finally got it on and happy enough with it.



Next was starting on the bottom rockslider bar part of it. Cut some 50x50x3 box to fit and trimmed the bits of cage sticking down. Some spot welding to allow me to shift it about for alignment. Made up some bent arms to connect that to the chassis with some large spreader plates for bolting onto the rockslider bars. Actually managed to get a half decent weld on one of them as well :laugh:





Then a little bracket to attach to the original roof bar mounting points (well the front ones at least :huh: ). Nice thick bit of rubber cut and put under it as well. Pretty sturdy now. The cage will easily be strong enough to use as a jacking point.





still want to put a brace bar above the windscreen to link both side bars together, but need to do the rockslider bar and mounts on the driver side. Also thinking about a bar to come along the top of the front wings and connect to the bumper (brush bars).

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24 Feb 2019 18:14 #203770 by X8GGY
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Good progress Riccy! B)

Wandered off for a bit... you'll find me in the garage building a Jimny Buggy ;)
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24 Feb 2019 19:57 #203782 by Lambert
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I might be coming to you if I ever get really serious about track days and need a cage!

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