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  1. Project 1 : Fox Ackermann Steering

    Hi Folks,

    This blog entry is related to the Ackermann Steering setup. First I had to make the tie rod mounting tabs and the tie rod itself. I should say that I am following the plans for this Fox build (being my first ) . So cut the steel tabs and began to fabricate the parts.



    The rod ends are from a Karting parts supplier on E-Bay.

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  2. And now it's time to start again YAAAY :-)



    Sadly my first ever build the 3 wheel WARRIOR Tadpole has been killed.

    Taken out by a car coming out of a driveway not looking my way, took me square on the front Right wheel of my tadpole.

    At first damage didn't seem too bad maybe both front axles bent. NO WELDS Fractured. go the amatuer welder

    But no.. The axles being made of Stainless were dead straight. the frame has been twisted (Sigh) no way to fix that. ...
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  3. Project 1 : Fox Brake Arms - Part 1

    Hi Folks,

    I have moved on from the Street Fox steering conundrum to the next part of my build, the front brakes. The brake support arms and then the Ackermann steering.

    Here I have the brakes arms cut to size.



    Capped off the end and checking the clearance distance from the tyre.



    Tack welding in place to check ...
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  4. Project 1 : Fox Steering - The hard bit ! - Part 3

    Hi Folks,

    Well I am nearly at the end of this section of my build ……. This part was a bit tricky and I hope that my calculation (and welding) are correct.


    King Pin Steering tack welded, together with the shock mounting behind the seat back rest. Final checks before I commited to proper welds.



    Shock mounting tabs made from donor ...
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  5. Project 1 : Fox Steering - The hard bit ! - Part 2

    Hi Folks,

    After a bit of work with a half round file and flap disc I have both fish mouths cut. So time to mount the boom to the main frame.





    The first basic assembly in order to check the angles and alignment.



    Something is not right with the right-hand ...
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