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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:11 pm 
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Guys

I'm just about to start building a drop container to complement my FJ impression.

Does anyone know how the axles secured to the container?

Any help would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:11 pm 
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The part of the axle that went into the container was hexagonal and was secured by a sprung stud that was recessed in the axle. This stud extended when the axle was pushed into the socket far enough and then pushed up through a hole in the container. When taking the axle out the stud could be accessed from the inside of the container, it was pushed down and the axle could then be pulled out.

http://www.fallschirmjager.net/Vehicles ... 029612.jpg

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:01 am 
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paulmfjr2 wrote:
The part of the axle that went into the container was hexagonal and was secured by a sprung stud that was recessed in the axle. This stud extended when the axle was pushed into the socket far enough and then pushed up through a hole in the container. When taking the axle out the stud could be accessed from the inside of the container, it was pushed down and the axle could then be pulled out.

http://www.fallschirmjager.net/Vehicles ... 029612.jpg


Paul,

Thanks for your reply. I'd had a look at that blueprint before. There's no way I'll be able to recreate that so will need to come up with some other way. :?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Try box tubing with a securing pin.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:38 am 
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paulmfjr2 wrote:
Try box tubing with a securing pin.


That sounds like a good idea Paul. I think I'll take your advice on that. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:52 pm 
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like he said ,, for the two i built , 1x1 steel box section for the axle , then i fitted a 30mm box section inside the can , slides right in


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:13 am 
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scrann wrote:
like he said ,, for the two i built , 1x1 steel box section for the axle , then i fitted a 30mm box section inside the can , slides right in


That looks bloody brilliant mate. :o

I've seen this pic before but not in that clarity. My container will be this type but made out of wood. I know the wood ones didn't come with wheels but I'm gonna try and make it as near to the metal ones as possible.

As I'm a one man band doing small events I need it to drag my kit around.

The metal one was never an option as I've never done steel fabrication or welding and this is not the type of thing to start learning on! At the moment I'm struggling to find someone to do the axles and towing handle as I don't know anyone with these skills and am concerned that a business will charge me a small fortune. :roll:

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