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post #101 of 242 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Here is what I got done today.

After cutting the piece of 12" pipe in half and cutting the oval shapes out with a cutting torch last night, my job today was grinding the shapes so the trunnion would slide in.

I used a grinder all day. My teeth are still chattering.

In the end, it turned out like I wanted them to.
Now, I'm waiting on the next trunnion to be contoured on the Bridgeport.
Probably will take until the end of the month.

I really hope all of this works.

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Looking good. Are you using solid grinding wheels or flap wheels (blending wheel)? Flaps are a lot easier on the body but maybe a little harder to control. Fast too.

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Looking good. Are you using solid grinding wheels or flap wheels (blending wheel)? Flaps are a lot easier on the body but maybe a little harder to control. Fast too.



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I'm using grinding wheels.
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This is where i currently stand.
The entire carriage is complete except for the four transoms that connect the two cheeks.
I need the trunnion spread to do that.

The last trunnion contour surprised me by getting finished yesterday. I ground it out today.

The next step is cut the half pipes to final length and weld on the flange. I will tack weld the trunnion into the hole in the half collar.
I will return to San Antonio and verify that the collar fits.
I really, really hope it does. A great deal of labor and cost has gone into this thing.

The carriage as it stands in my shop now.
Also the trunnions ready to be tacked into the collar pieces after they are cut to final lenght.

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Just heard that my wheels might ship in two weeks.
This is the only picture I have been able to get out of them.
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Hmmmm, big hubs or tiny boots.
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Those are monster hubs.
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The collar is finished!!!
Now I will schedule a trip to the Alamo to ensure fit.
I hope it fits!!


These were cut out on the PlasmaCam.
Capsquare flats, capsquare keys, axle washers, decorative washers, pintle plate top and bottom, and the bottom half of the leveling screw plate.



The trunnion collar. It is just tack welded until I'm sure it fits.

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Parts look great. Good Luck on the test fit. How far are you actually from the Alamo? I have a hard time going from the garage to the house for a test fit,LOL
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Parts look great. Good Luck on the test fit. How far are you actually from the Alamo? I have a hard time going from the garage to the house for a test fit,LOL

400 miles round trip.

Going there on Monday. Drive there, test fit, drive back in one day.


I'll be taking the engine hoist again to lift and position the barrel as needed.



The collar weighs 71 lbs.


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