possible position of one of the two rams to lift the rear tub...
umm, possibly something like this, or then again...
wedge idea with pivot perpendicular to beam, and shorter "runner" plate
full length - beam of 63 inches.
shows pivot in parallel to beam - would need narrowing down
pivot perpendicular again, with full length runner plate
wooden mock-up of beam made to help design on the chassis. base plate area still to be decided...
usual operating position. tilted vertical using another ram.
lowered to a midway position using the stroke of the main splitter ram
fully down, using a second stroke of the main ram
some scribbles for how the splitter may be built and out of what
Mock up of the splitter assembly (ignore the large square spacing tubes) to calculate what extra steel we'd need. This is now using the heavy (9.6mm thick) salvaged steel beam
Splitter-lifter now in place and trial fitting of the lifting ram - this is in its operating position
and this is it in its stored position.
need to work out how to mount a lifting ram in here for the rear tub.
same on the other side - not going to be easy....
rear body propped up in place and playing with ram positioning
working out where an extended and closed ram would end up
vertical hydraulic winch (but not a capstan) - originally from a recovery Landie at Shetland Airport. could it be incorporated???
painted roof fitted, tipping body design work, and thinking about fitting the winch (see similar sized drum of cable on the front bumper).
Trial fitting of load bed beam with new hinge, and testing different ram positions
tipping angle should be ok, but that may not be best place for ram. Will also probably mount the ram on the inner side of the chassis rail and beam
will have to construct a new base and rebuild the rear body work to fit it
trial fitting of a loadbed beam
testing whether the ram would be better inboard of the chassis rail. Can also see notches in beam to clear chassis projections