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Old 02-20-2020, 08:49 PM
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That front paint on the truck looks amazing. Excellent paint job.
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Old 03-26-2020, 05:18 PM
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I need to remember to link my videos better.
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Old 04-04-2020, 01:57 PM
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And I got a pretty solid start on building a trailer for it. Goose neck with a trailer deck length of almost four feet.
CXT Trailer build by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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Old 04-04-2020, 07:28 PM
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Got my first set of walking beams printed out and test fit. They need a little more work to be good to go.
Walking beam by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

However my hitch for the ball worked out really well. Just using a small cotter pin holds the ball in the hitch, and the ball moves freely. Should be deep enough that the pulling force is on the steel part of the neck, with the PLA just keeping the ball in the center.
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:11 PM
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Version 2 of the actual beam. Had to make them narrower to fit the U bolts correctly, and made them taller so they help raise the trailer up a little. I also put a small cut in the ends as well as a hole for a screw to clamp the axles in place a little better.
Walkingbeam V2 by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

Walkingbeam V2 by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

And the forgot to upload it video of the build.
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Never thought of using a gas strut ball nipple as a ball hitch. Great idea, and ill be borrowing that for my CXT
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Old 04-09-2020, 02:19 PM
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More progress on the trailer build. Working on editing the video now, but wanted to upload a couple photos with everything out in the sun.
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Worked on the trailer, but didn't take any video or film. But I did take the truck out for a drive and took photos and filmed that. Had my first roll over with the truck, but it really performs well for its suspension and size.
CXT crawling by Gordon Latimer, on Flickr

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Old 04-17-2020, 10:34 PM
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That thing is a beast...
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Thank you, I am really enjoying this build.
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Old 05-03-2020, 01:08 PM
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Decided the trailer doesn't need springs, so just designing a walking beam with no springs to bolt to the frame. Its a lower cost option out of everything I have been thinking of. And probably the most advanced part I have designed so far.
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