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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #70 on: November 09, 2017, 06:19:09 PM »
Scored 4 more shocks. That's 8 total.

Theyre all from a Honda Foreman. Although one set is from a 500, the other is from a 350. 6 of them are fixed, two are adjustable for preload.

Now to work out the axles/wheel bearings and something that won't break the bank.

I've been looking at car stuff, but it all looks just way too heavy.

The rest of the suspension components arent a big deal to fabricate. Just some work on the lathe and a couple hours with the mig.

Getting the geometry right, well...that's  a different story.....

And at the end of all this work, the damned thing looks like it might end up juuuuust a smidge too wide for the trailer when wearing the supertracks.

That will leave me with either taking the tracks on and off everytime I have to trailer it or widening the trailer a couple inches. If I'm in the ball park, it look like simply taking the upper rail and posts off the trailer and welding them on the outside of the frame rails (instead of on top of them as it is now) will make it all wide enough.

of course, widening the rail will mean I'll have to rework the spring assist as well.

Ugh! It never ends....
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2017, 05:53:44 PM »
Ok Now I got ya ! The Gate it self is 200 lbs . Yea that is a Heavy Gate !
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2017, 04:50:11 AM »
I Like it ! Nice work buddy  ;)
Plus 200 lbs is not that heavy at all.

200lbs is pretty heavy when you have to live with a ruptured disc....but the spring lift assist makes it easy peasy.

My back is only going to get worse as i get older, so the spring assist is "future proofing" as much as anything else.

Also started ordering shocks for the springer build. Need 8, but only ordered my first 4. Not a cheap endeavor...lol!

:)
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2017, 06:39:44 PM »
I Like it ! Nice work buddy  ;)
Plus 200 lbs is not that heavy at all. 
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2017, 04:55:02 PM »
Your trailer is coming right along.  Nice work.  :)

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2017, 04:19:25 PM »
Almost 7 feet long and just over 200 lbs:



Easy peasy!

You can see where it is just a touch hard to control when it folds, so I have some 24" gas struts on the way to take the weight of the folding part.

:)
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2017, 05:25:11 PM »
Ran the planks through the planer and got that thimpsons crap off. Had to anyways to bring them down about 3/8 to fit the 1.5 angle. Restained in a solid walnut. Got most of the gate finished also:







That gate is a heavy sumbitch! I'll have to rig up a spring gate assist or my already bad back is going to get worse!

Also welded the rear loading jacks on. Still too short, i need to extend the lower part of the leg about 3-4 inches.
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2017, 09:16:16 PM »
i use linseed oil and turpentine 2 to 1, the turpentine draws the oil into the wood. use a 1 gal pressurized bottle. get the bottle at home depot
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2017, 08:59:09 PM »
Well, that was a royal frickin' waste of money!

The Thompsons went on and 24 hours later the wood is turning gray at an exponential rate! Water doesn't bead except a few areas, others it just turns white when it rains.

What a crap product! Doesn't protect worth a shite! First time I've ever used it. Last time too!

Read the side of the bottle again and it appears to be mostly just solvent and paraffin. So ti is going to be a major biotch to get it off. Wax sunk into the wood doesn't exactly just melt off.

So, rathetr than strip or sand I think I'm just going to run all the boards through the planer and take a 32nd or 16th off the face.

Then I'm just going to use a good deck stain on it. Maybe a solid instead of a semi.....
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2017, 05:00:47 PM »
That looks nice.  A lot better than when you got it.  Don't make it too nice or you won't want to use it.    ;D

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2017, 03:49:27 PM »
Thompsons water seal with semi clear cedar tint:



Picked up the steel yesterday to finish it all, including a bi-fold loading gate.  That was another 280 bucks.

So, if I've got it all tallied right in my head, I'm around 680-700 bucks in to it all told.

Now i just need to find time to get to it to finish it....
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2017, 06:29:04 PM »
. Keep up the Good work !  ;)

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2017, 04:56:35 PM »
It all takes time my friend. Keep up the Good work !  ;)
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2017, 04:48:31 PM »
Still coming along. More welding in progress.

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2017, 04:44:40 PM »
How is the trailer coming along ?
Last time I looked you was on a roll !
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