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Old 07-04-2015, 09:41 PM   #1071
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Leave it to Jack to outdo everybody.

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Old 07-04-2015, 10:28 PM   #1072
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Ha Ha Tango, you made me laugh. Can't wait to see the clever way you solve the jack problem! Jack
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:45 AM   #1073
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Not really gonna be "jacks". Just adjustable stabilizer/supports. Have one mostly made and hope to wrap up the other today.

I know,I know..."without pix...etc., etc."
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Not really gonna be "jacks". Just adjustable stabilizer/supports. Have one mostly made and hope to wrap up the other today.

I know,I know..."without pix...etc., etc."
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:08 PM   #1075
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Details, details,details --- Seems the big stuff goes fast. It's all the little sh*t that eats yer lunch.


At least both of the deck mounting plates are done. The gray square tube will form the innermost deck support.


4 - 9/16" bolts should hold this sucker in place. At least this way, If I get rear ended (or back into a boulder), I can remove the deck fairly easily. The 3 in a triangle are bolted through 2 - 1/4" plates and the other is threaded in. 3/16th" x 3-1/2" x 2" C-channel will weld where the beveled edges are.


And here is what I came up with for supporting the deck when down. 2 sections of 1" blackpipe with 5/8" all-thread run up through 2 nuts that are welded in place inside the tube. Here it is partially extended...


...and partially closed. They each have 16" of travel so I should be able to adapt to most terrain. The "shiny" spots are where the bolts are welded in. Each will hang from a swivel mount and have a 4" x 5" foot plate on bottom.

Still waiting on my main frame crossmember.

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Ah, the old linear actuator trick--with you being the actuator. Jack
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Linear is good --- And...self actuation keeps it simple.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:26 PM   #1078
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I like simple.

Nothing wrong with some manual labor.

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