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Re: The "water bug" project

Postby d4570 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:37 pm

I got the elevator actuator hooked up and it moves them up and down, Yay . A tad slower then I planed but workable.
I used a car window motor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVnymcU ... e=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVnymcU ... e=youtu.be
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Re: The "water bug" project

Postby Ahusk » Fri May 11, 2018 7:36 am

Go buy some acme thread to replace the all thread and that will get much faster and last a lot longer also.
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Re: The "water bug" project

Postby d4570 » Wed May 16, 2018 1:18 pm

I found a trailer , needs some work !
It is 7 and 1/2 foot wide
12 feet long, the deck.
AND needs some work.
I got it for free, it has tires and a title.
It will be a push/pull trailer, tongue on both ends the telescope in when not used.
I need to be able to drive "on" and drive "off"

It needed tires:
OK, here is what I got.
RubberMaster 20.5x8 10 range F. There made in Indonesia.

Rim Width (Inches): 6.0
Outside Diameter (Inches): 20.60
Section Width (Inches): 8.10
Max Load: 1549 lbs.
PSI: 90

Two tires and two white rims 5 hole.

My buddy the tire guy balanced them and will

mount one of the old ones on one of the old rims, for a spare.


I had to replace a stud , 7/16 - 20 and I got some extra nuts, $8.00

I checked the bearings and they looked and felt ok, I repacked them with grease that may actually flow in cold weather. I'll change them and add Barring buddy soon as I can. Never enough money or time ...

Galvanized rims would be the best, but for now I'll just paint the white ones Camo ad call it good.

Now just re do the entire trailer for cat, boat and it will be finished.
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