Posted May 30, 2011 - 07:28 PM
Your hitch looks awesome! You have inspired me to get off my rear end and start in on mine! I just need to get that 225lb weigh package off the back end first!
You did give me an idea about how to work around something I was debating too. I wanted to make the part in the very rear, boxed. Easy to do with 2" angle iron. That way my pin holes could go through the box, and I could use a shouldered pin hole sleeve that I turn on my lathe. That way I can weld in on the inside for a very clean look. I planned to do much the same for the bolt to lock the attachment. I would turn a sleeve with shoulder's and then tap the threads inside it. If you were to look at the top, there would be either one, maybe three pin holes (for offsets) with just a nice clean 1/2" thick shoulder. Because all the welds are under the top angle iron, no welds would be seen. The lock bolts would show the same 1/2" shoulder facing the rear, but tapped. The bolts will have to be much longer, but have a stronger hold. Again, a very clean look and the welds on the inside not only look better, but with the shoulder, and the weld they are locked to the receiver with more than just the weld.
My problem is, that the 2" side arms would of been notched down and on the inside of the 2" angle iron. However, to gain the strength, I need to have a square hitch, where I want the rounded corners. But, looking at you arms, THAT would work to angle mine if the 2" angle iron was angled as well. That really solved a problem I had with my concept!
Posted May 30, 2011 - 08:31 PM
The lift mechanism is giving me fits now it looks (to me) that the drawings I got has the arms at the wrong on the shaft. so I am going to refab the way i think it should be. I wish I had a lathe, and knew how to use it.
Thanks for your words of encouragement. I do enjoy making things I need. looking to upgrade to a gas mig welder, less splatter I think.
Posted May 31, 2011 - 04:12 AM
debating to continue to tear it sown and so the restoration now as I have the seat and left side cover and foot rest off. sure is tempting. what to do? what to do?
Posted May 31, 2011 - 06:32 AM
Never fun to put a lot of work in, then find out a ring and valve job is in order. Or the tranny needs detent balls. Or any of a hundred little things that can show up when a machine first goes back into operation.
Posted May 31, 2011 - 12:44 PM
Posted May 31, 2011 - 08:50 PM
- Justpics said thank you