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    That looks great! Nice modern addition to the mechanics of the top.
    Thanks,

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    Brett,
    You have beaten me to it. I have had the idea of extending the arm below the body to hide the linear actuator & clean up the look inside the cabin. Now I am even more interested in seeing how this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    That looks really interesting and a lot tidier without the ram showing are you introducing any side bracing like the originals?

    Dirk
    Yes there will be side bracing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushboy View Post
    Now I am even more interested in seeing how this works.

    Bushboy
    Me too.

    After everything got welded the bearing carriers got distorted so I need to fix that now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    After everything got welded up the bearing carriers got distorted so I need to fix that now
    Ordered an annular cutter to clean up the bearing carriers so the bearings will fit properly.

    Cutter should be here in a couple of days and once the lifting system is together and working properly I'll install it and we'll see how accurate my calculations are.

    Will have to order new gas struts because I made a few changes after I ordered them and now they seem a bit to long.

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    Arms are about 80% done(not including the power lifting system).

    If I made another set of these I think I would wait machining the inside diameter of the bearing carriers till after all the welding is done.
    The annular cutter cleaned up the bearing carriers perfect. The bearings went in with no issues.

    I'm at the point where I can install them and test the fit. Once I get them installed I'll focus on the gas assist strut location and get that mounted.

    Mounts still need to be welded on the lower bracket but I'm going to wait to do that till I get the bracket installed and make sure there are no hidden surprises.

    System raises and lowers buttery smooth.

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    Looking great Brett

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    A picture is worth a thousand words, I get it now. Great work!

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    They are looking very good looking forward to seeing them in action.

    Dirk

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    Looks very promising

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