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PostSubject: Re: Muddstir's P.O.S   Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2018 11:15 am

I made all the inner piviot sleeves for the irs, and started to make the inboard piviot points for the a arms but i ran out of metal. They use same techniques to make just different lenghts and hole sizes.

Inner sleeves are 1/2 od x 3/8 id. I rough cut the parts out of a tube with a cutoff wheelMuddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 20180412



Then chuck them up in lathe and tookem to size and reamed the hole to a true .375inMuddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 20180411


Here is the finished parts. The inboard piviot points are on the right. They are 1in od x 5/8 id. The assembly in lower center is how they go together.  The sleeve goes in a bronze bushing and that will be pressed in the inboard piviot point that will get welded to a arm tubeMuddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 20180413
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PostSubject: Re: Muddstir's P.O.S   Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2018 1:52 pm

This is looking high quality here.  It's looking like you want to build something that lasts.
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PostSubject: Re: Muddstir's P.O.S   Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 22, 2018 10:02 pm

IT'S A-ARM TIME.

The upper and lower arms will be the same minus one little difference and I'll point it out later.

Went to local metal supplier and got some 1in x .095 tube, needed 10 ft but got 12 ft just to be safe.Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 20180610


Here are the main tubes cut out to rough length. Each a arm will have 4 tubes in it (and each tube will be a different lenght)  so need 16 tubes total.Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 20180611


Got the tubing notcher out and im notching the end to fit the inner pivot point. Need a total of 6 notches per a arm at two different angles.Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 20180612


Here is one mocked up in my a arm welding jig that i made. All the pcs sitting around it will make the other 3 arms up.Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 20180613


Here is one of the tricky pc to make. Mainly getting the lenght right. (looking right to left) had to a double notch on a tube with 1in of space between each notch in the center of the tube. Then mark the center with a stright edge and cutoff wheel it apart into 2 pcs. The the pc i need is rolled into place how it should fit.Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 20180614


Now im real low on welding gas so i've been trying to find little welding jobs around the house to empty the bottle off on. I really dont want to run out half way through an a arm.
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That notching looks really pro.  No big gaps to fill there.  Are you going to MIG or TIG it?  I really like that fixture you made.  Pretty simple design and it looks like it will make tacking up the A arms a way simpler and easier process.  Plus all four of them will be the same!
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PostSubject: Re: Muddstir's P.O.S   Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Excellent fabrication... nice jig.

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PostSubject: Re: Muddstir's P.O.S   Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri Jun 22, 2018 11:56 pm

Nice Jig fixture. I usually make mine out of wood and half way through the tack welding the fixture is usually on fire, LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Muddstir's P.O.S   Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue Nov 27, 2018 8:26 pm

Well you all can guess that I'm not going to make it.

Kinda got stuck in a predicament this past summer. In June or July I picked up a Yamaha r6. Then I thought hey that would make a killer power plant for this rig, but u all know what that means I'd be DQ'ed.  
So I started to think  do I go with my original plans and not be as happy or build it with the new acquired pc of awesomeness. Well I'm a firm believer that u don't cut corners on your projects, so motor it is.
Well then fall came and I got an offer on my old house and I couldn't pass it up. Then I had to move rest of my junk out of that house and I realized man I got a lot of projects. I got to say one thing I  bought a 07 Kawasaki vulcan 900 years back and I've been trying to sell it and I couldn't get any reasonable offer out of it. 3300ish miles and only 2grand So now I think I got two motors to choose from.  So long story short I put it on the back burner.

So the troy bilt pos is still going to happen, just want to get a couple other things warped up first.
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Too bad you are not going to make it, but I 100% agree with you about cutting corners and make the thing the way you want it!

Fabrication is very good to this point. I see it only getting better!

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Yeah I was looking forward to seeing this one, but I'm also glad to hear that my you're gonna take the time to do it right. No sense rushing a great build just to make the Build-Off. Hope to see 'er done some day! Muddstir's    P.O.S - Page 3 2731072446

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Here ya go.

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