Original Limber Question?

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Robert Reid
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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Robert Reid » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:53 am

Dave Dibb (Armorpax) wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:26 am
you would not be able to mount the traversing ring on the four corner mounts but then again it may have been some sort of either/or.

Dave
I now understand what the latches are for on the top of the limber... That had been a mystery for me, too! Now I understand why they are at an angle and what the welded up pads are for! Totally makes sense!

This thread has been really, really helpful! Thanks, guys!

Cheers,

RPR

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Robert Reid » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:56 pm

So Dave posited that with the hub in place, putting the large support wheel/ring on the top of the limber was an 'either/or' proposition.

I think he'es right. Though if I had moved the mount a bit more to the side... and built a slightly smaller hub (I based it off the Armortek hub... so it may be a bit larger than the original hub/drum)... Perhaps it might have fit with both the ring and the hub. Perhaps.

Here are some pictures of a quick experiment I did, just to see if the clearances might have worked. I don't think they would. But, again, some minor tweaks and... maybe. I will say that for those who don't want to make a wheel hub, a spare ring from Armortek would make an impressive addition to the Limber. Or leave it off the 25 PDR and mount on the limber with the Armorpax parts. Would make a very cool display!

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This image shows that the ring will clear just fine around the spare hub. But the issue comes when you factor in the spokes....

Using some polystyrene I-beam sections, I mocked up a couple of spokes and, sure enough, not enough clearance. That said... a smaller diameter brake drum and a slight movement of the mount to the outside and.... maybe. Maybe it would clear.

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Anyway, I won't be carrying the ring on the limber. It was more of an academic 'will-it-or-won't-it" question that I wanted to answer. My thought is... won't. But without trying an original... I'll leave it at.... maybe!

Thanks, everyone, for helping ID the mount purpose and for the inspiration to make the spare hub! It kind of adds a fun little element to the Limber.

Cheers,

RPR

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