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Oh yeah...this is gonna be the new one to watch right here.   :popcorn: 

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I'd been wondering how you were getting on with this project Mark, looks like your on to a cracking start :handgestures-thumbup:

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Well here's my construction material of choice (Free)

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A 16ft RSJ from the old garage! It's 3/8" so pretty chunky, but fun to work with.

This is the start of the centre pivot - kinda the most important bit of an articulated vehicle...

Implement lift pins and bushes from the agricultural merchants down the road seem a sensible buy compared with making them...

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And a start was made on selling holes for the pin and bushes.

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Here's the various stages of cutting and shaping.

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And the plate that mates to the end of the chassis getting tapped to accept 3/8 bolts.

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here's a quick 2D sketch of the pivot.

 

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Mark

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Very Cool !!! :handgestures-thumbupright: :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Looks a really cool and interesting project you have on your hands!

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Holy Wheel Horses....Batman!  This is going to be another cool thread to watch!!! Just like the Stig vids...I bet!!!

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Glad to see you've finally gone public now you've sussed out the concept Mark!. I really look forward to following your progress on this project  :bow-blue:  

Regards

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I'm sure this is going to be impressive stuff Mark and a thread to follow.

It's good to see that you've finally started the fettling process.

 

That bendy 'D' is my favorite (as you might guess) - maybe one day!

 

Andy

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Thanks guys, I think I'll struggle to compete with Ian on the stig special....

I'm hoping to keep the momentum and ideas up and get it at least rolling by the end of summer. I've pretty well got weekends booked at shows and steam rallies for the next 3 months!!

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More of the pivot with the bosses and bushes fitted.

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Close up of the first weld - I love the mig! Even with co2 it's easier than the stick....

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Inch pin fitted for alignment and the first tacks

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Extreme close up!

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That's the first half of the pivot done, this bolts to the plate on the main chassis where the tranny once went.

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Oh boy!!! You have my full attention now buddy!!! What an awesome thing to watch as it proceeds

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Thanks guys, I think I'll struggle to compete with Ian on the stig special....

 

 

Don't sell yourself short Mark, the speed I work your have your "Super Bendy 4X4" finished before my 6X6 is :D

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Thanks guys, I think I'll struggle to compete with Ian on the stig special....

 

 

Don't sell yourself short Mark, the speed I work your have your "Super Bendy 4X4" finished before my 6X6 is :D

 

hmmm....

 

like I said I've a busy summer of shows ahead - and working 250miles away from home all week doesn't help.

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I was wondering how you were going to fit the time in to carry out this project Mark. what with you darn sarf all week .

Good luck with the project, its gonna be awesome when you get it done , look forward to watching the progress .

Wish i had the time and Knowledge to do something similar

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I like it!! Currently wrapping up a build of a different color with that style center link. Should be tough for extreme duty- it has a 3 pt hitch and will be used for pilling a plow. Keep up the good work and keep the pics coming!!

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What I am wondering is how you are going to do that with two manual transmissions. Do you have a hydrical pump and motors you haven't shown us?

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What I am wondering is how you are going to do that with two manual transmissions. Do you have a hydrical pump and motors you haven't shown us?

 

ahhh,

 

well that was the bit modeled in lego 2 years ago that's the secret to making it.

 

Plan A gives me 4x4 or 4x2, but a small transmission headache.

Plan B gives me a 100% locked 4x4 transmission

Plan C swaps to hydro...

Plan D it's an articulated tractor that tows behind another :)

 

fingers crossed another of the parts comes this week that I need and I'll get the centre pivot finished.

 

 

Whilst on on here, anyone know who made this nice conversion?  It's a picture I downloaded a few years ago when I started thinking, and I can't find any links or stories now.

 

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As Neil pointed out I work 230 miles away from home all week so progress has been slow the last two weeks. Also got roped into some home improvement work by the missus :)

Anyway, managed another few hours tonight...

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That's the other half of the pivot finished :D

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Some nice strong fabrication work there Mark  :handgestures-thumbup:

 

I'm guessing it won't be ready for Ardingly?  :ychain::D

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Some nice strong fabrication work there Mark :handgestures-thumbup:

I'm guessing it won't be ready for Ardingly? :ychain: D

Probably not for next year either.... :D

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