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Old 11-14-2021, 05:49 PM
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Thinking bout this a little further..... If it turns out my welded x member doesn't give me the 7 degrees I need can't a further adjustment be made push the axle out with the hair pin adjustments? Or possibly a thin milled "wedge" between the x member & the spring?
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Old 11-14-2021, 06:24 PM
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If you end up with 6 or 8 degrees it will be okay. Yes, there's adjustment in the hair pins. A wedge will work too. I usually run 5 degrees so there's a variety of opinions on how much caster is necessary.
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Old 11-14-2021, 07:41 PM
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Thanks Bob & OI...looks like I'll have a little wiggle room.
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Old 11-14-2021, 09:59 PM
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If ya haven't already planned on it , the frame kick-ups need some sort of gussets to keep it from being springy in the orange circle area.
2x2x14ga would be plenty heavy.

We talked about this a couple weeks ago and wanted to make sure.... I'd like to get these in in the morning. The bed rails and the coil over x member gusset to eliminate any bounce.

Is that drawing about the length I'll need? 12 -14" or so to the back?
And could I do without the smaller one to the front? I may not have the room.

Also don't forget that I'm internal gussetted on this joint as well.

Thanks
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:13 PM
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Coup, I agree with everything that Bob said about attaining your caster angles.
Also, I believe that the gusset that you drew in the picture will strengthen the back end frame more than enough.
Keep on tinkering.
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Old 11-15-2021, 03:05 AM
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Looking good,
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:05 AM
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You can do without the one in the front of the kickup. The one in the back can be a bit smaller but not so much it ends up above the top of the bottom rail.
I do remember the internal gussets because that's the way I do my frames.
I thought you were going with the spider web type gussets.
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:26 AM
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Thanks OI & Merc.

The spider just looks too light to me and maybe not large enough. I'm going to go with exactly how you drew it.

Thanks for getting back to me right away....going to hit it now.

Have a great day.
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:19 PM
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Got the gussets in to eliminate any bounce....thank you OI.

And got the fat tired rear end up on the rack. Next stop 4 link tabs & tubes.

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Old 11-16-2021, 12:11 AM
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Look'n good Couper 👍🙂
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