For those of you who remember me and my project, I haven't totally fallen off the face of the earth. I have a new job, working out of town. It's slowed down my projects but I'm still chugging away.
My friend finished with the frame and I towed it 220KM north to my work-week home to clean and paint it. I used wire wheel attachments for my cordless drill, flap discs for my grinder, and Rustoleom gloss black paint. After the first coat, I sprayed some rust primer in the crevices that I couldn't hit well with the brush.
- The new Flexiride axle allows for adjustable start angles and is mounted in a trailing arm configuration
- 2x4 1/8" tubing hangs from the frame to clear the drop floor
- 2x2 1/8" square tubing is doubled up to carry the load under the door opening, replacing the original length of 1.5x3 100 wall that was mounted on its side
- The new steel tubing continues around the bend of the A-frame to reinforce this weak area
- The ends are cut at 45 degree angles to better slide over ground should it make contact
- The axle is mounted in such a way that it can be adjusted front to back and spacers can be added to lift the ride height.
Here are some pictures. Don't mind the junk in the yard. The landlord is a pack rat, but at least it gave me something to hang the frame off of.