Special thanks to Tim @

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Got the last major pieces for the suspension and road wheel units cut and ready for assembly.
These are the trailing arms that attached the road wheels to the suspension units.
Have a bit more lathe work to do on the 20mm rod that is attached to the trailing arm and will go through the tank body to the suspension unit.
Both the 20mm and 16mm rod in the test unit here are just press fitted into the trailing arm, there is no way they will come out but they will still be TIG welded around the backs to keep them in place.

The blue "tire" seen here has a split in it where I had to cut it to get it off the first test rim, these will be press fitted onto the rims last

Exploded view


Friday, 26 July 2013

Got the front tensioners axels sorted, These are made from 20mm rod with the bracket cut from 10mm Mild Steel, they will need to be stronger than the normal road wheels as the stress of the tracks will be pulling around them.
The rod is pressed in and then TIG welded around the back.


Sunday, 21 July 2013

Got time today on the auto saw so managed to get the axles etc cut and ready for use.
Little bit of lathe work on some then ready to start assembly
16x90mm, 20x90mm, 20x55mm and 19x80mm tube

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Made the road wheels, just have to assemble them

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Road wheels

Have got the pipe for making road wheels and also main drive wheels
Cut 40x 30mm wide for road wheels and 4x40mm wide for main drive
These are screwed together into the grey circles in the background to make it all one solid unit

Here you can see the main drive gear that will do all the work

Have cut the hubs for the road wheels and have started cleaning them up ready to weld hubs in
Rims and hubs ready to be welded