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Old 03-31-2016, 09:22 PM
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Agreen Agreen is offline
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Default Re: Rusty Shackleford

It's not actually that big of a plate. It's probably 14ga steel, but it's stamped steel. It weighs like 2 lbs. I will be making an upper mount for it. Soon.

Today was a wash on ol' rusty. I went all around town looking for pillow blocks and sprockets. I found out that there is a local store that had everything I needed, but they were out of 5/8 pillow blocks. The guy was very knowledgeable and told me to use a piece of 1-1/4" black iron pipe from Lowe's. Weld in some washers to prevent the bearings from going in too far. Then use 5/8" shaft and put the sprockets on.

Man, I worked on that for hours, and it ended up looking stupid and not working the way I wanted. Oh well. Pillow blocks should be here tomorrow, and they'll bolt right where I wanted them to go, and it's gonna be awesome.

I didn't even get a chance to do any other fab work on it today. What a waste of time. At least I have the sprockets and shaft I need.
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