Building my Limber

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Alan McDade
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Building my Limber

Post by Alan McDade » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:42 pm

Hi folks - new guy here building the 25 pounder and limber. So I thought I would start with the limber and have completed a dry build but noticed that the doors do not open fully. Anyone else have this issue and how did you go about fixing it?

The clash appears to be at the hinges not allowing the doors to open fully. They will only open to about 85 degrees whereas photos I have seen they appear to open more than even 90 degrees?

Advise appreciated.

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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:33 pm

Have a look here:

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=5174&p=44124

In it Dave says he had to re-profile the hinges to get the doors to open fully.

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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Alan McDade » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:30 pm

Thanks,
I found the part about modifying the hinges. Confirms what I thought needed to be done.
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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Alan McDade » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:29 pm

It's been a while since my last post but I have been busy and thought I would share some updates on my limber build.
Firstly I have 'dry' built the Limber all up and then took it all apart again and got to thinking about the possibility of having a full set of ammo trays and how would that look?
So I parked the build and went onto my CAD system to draw up some plans for the racks and when I was happy I had the parts laser cut out on 1.5mm brass.
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The laser cut brass ready for assembly.
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Assembled into the face plate
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Side view of the assembly
Then it was back to the CAD system to draw up the Ammo Trays, which again I got them laser cut out of 1.5mm brass.
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The Ammo tray parts.
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The end parts needed to have 1/16" rivets fitted.
The assembled (dry) trays look well in my opinion.
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Assembly underway
And finally this is as far as I have got.
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All trays dry built.
So I am now waiting on some more parts to complete the Ammo trays and will continue the story in due course.

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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:11 pm

Beautiful work!!!!!!

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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Marcus Kwa » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:43 pm

Wowww, amazing!! :shock:
Where can I order some?

Cheers,

Marcus

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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:01 pm

Alan
Beautiful brass parts, I'm sure many would love to have a set of those racks and bins. They really add a lot to the limber. Nice work!
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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:45 pm

You put us to shame Alan! Beautiful. 8)
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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Vince Cutajar » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:51 pm

trays look well in my opinion.
Much better than that. Amazing.
How do you intend to assemble them. Glue or solder?

Vince

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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Robert Reid » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:06 pm

Wow!!! That is impressive design and execution!!!

Cheers,

RPR

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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Alan McDade » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:18 pm

Vince Cutajar wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:51 pm
trays look well in my opinion.
Much better than that. Amazing.
How do you intend to assemble them. Glue or solder?

Vince
Vince - intent is to solder them but there might be a mix of both. I will see when I get to that stage.

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Re: Building my Limber

Post by Alan McDade » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:21 pm

Marcus Kwa wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:43 pm
Wowww, amazing!! :shock:
Where can I order some?

Cheers,

Marcus
Marcus, I have modified the design on my CAD system and the updated design has not been sent to the Laser cutting man yet. The change was because of some photo's I found which gave more detail of the cage structure. I will share more when I have completed the mods to those in the pictures.

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