Ramps are generally box section and small channel. The hinges and springs are available from numerous online sellers. Some bits can be had cheaper from truck & trailer firms. There’s one in Hertfordshire, perhaps Hitchen if I remember correctly. CB something.
The usual method for ramps on small boxes or trailers is literally a big powerful set of springs.
remember the walls need to take a horse leaning round corners too, the odd naughty horse who doesn’t travel well etc. Some kick and scrape in the box.
Hi pat, sorry I missed your call earlier, decided I needed an afternoon of R&R.
the thing with horses is you need to remember that it’s 5-700kg+ on four little round feet, a hell of a lot of surface pressure. Plus they **** everywhere, and man that stuff rots wood and steel for fun.
Not much I can get done today but I’ve quickly blasted the rusty forward/reverse lever and managed to find a nos maroon ball that was M8 thread and manages to fit on the BSF threads. A dab of loctite should make sure it never comes loose.
I’ll give it a coat of paragon ZP then order a small tin...
Yes it is actually a close fit.
I’ve reassembled now so won’t bother stripping. It doesn’t say on the parts list that there were any o-rings so we will leave it as is.
Once I get some hylomar or some three bond I’ll start reassembly. I’ve got to repair the shaft next which I will start on Monday.
The standard test for the world skills welding competition is basically a rectangular box with a 45 degree corner. A flange all the way round the bottom, a piece of 3 or 4” pipe, about schedule 40. It then gets pressure tested.
Right, I think I would have been better pressing the top bearing into the quill, then pressing the spindle in with the angular contact bearing on it, in from the bottom. You’d still need a bush behind the top bearing to stop that being pressed out of the quill.
Instead of pressing the AC bearing...