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Well I was running my lister the other day and after the motor popped ot once and the drive shaft popped out twice I decided it was time to make a chassis. Here's a shot of what I've done so far.
I'll keep posting some pics as I go along.
If anyone's interested in chassis for the lister let me know.

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Derek

 

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I am interested in a chassis Derek, especially in the 'as you go' photo series, I wondered how this was done ! thanks for taking the time to do it.
 

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Well it's almost done. All I have left is to model the grill mounts on the front section and open up the guide slot to accept larger guides (thanks Al).

The rear section was a real pain and I'm not too sure how well thats going to machine. I wanted to keep the price down on these and every time you add curvy stuff the machining time goes up.
There seems to be enough room in front of the motor for a straight axle if you want to run one.

Thanks for looking
Derek

 

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Can you design in some vertical flexibility to the solid front axle?
Solid front axle is far more desirable btw.
 

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As I write this I'm machining the first prototype so depending on how this one comes out it may be as soon as tuesday or wednesday.

Derek

QUOTE (MR MAX @ 23 Oct 2004, 14:23)When will you be selling it?
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I could cut the front frame rails loose on the front and each side from the chassis pan. This would allow the forward frame rail and axle flex up and down like a torsion spring.

It would probably bend over time though. 6061 t6 aluminum has a pretty good tensile strength to it so it might work.

Derek

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Can you design in some vertical flexibility to the solid front axle?
Solid front axle is far more desirable btw.
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Hi Derek,
thats an impressive project.

Do you not feel that the chassis will be too rigid?
And what bushings/bearings will the rear axle take?

How ever it comes out, I am very interested in buying
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Keep up the great work .
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Hi Thanks for the interest.
there was avery interesting discussion about chassis flex here. Metalica viper

It uses 3/16" od flange bearings for the rear axle and a 5mm od bearing for the drive shaft.

I'll post a notice when they're available.
Thanks
Derek

QUOTE (fola @ 24 Oct 2004, 08:28)Hi Derek,
thats an impressive project.

Do you not feel that the chassis will be too rigid?
And what bushings/bearings will the rear axle take?

How ever it comes out, I am very interested in buying
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Keep up the great work .
f
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