A new project for the shop this
week, and taking up way too many man (or woman) hours!
What man cave would be complete without a lift for his scoot?
Yes, swivel castors!
I think I'm ready to tear it down
for paint. I'll be pounding the dents out of the lift top later
today while the paint dries then it will be ready for final
assembly and some detail work. I think I have found a new
favorite medium - brass!
As far as working; it has about
three inches of motion before the cylinder (scale shock absorber
from my 1/10 gear) runs out of throw. The safety lock bars work
as it moves across each safety peg it can lock in at any point
of travel and the nylon wheels do turn and roll.
The front wheel locking mechanism completely folds out as a 1:1
and back up again to lock in the front tire and wheel assembly
securing the bike on the workbench.
This last pic shows a better view
of the front tire/wheel locking assembly. Actually my favorite
part of the lift build. I used brass brads for the hinge pins
with the smallest touch of solder on the shaft of them to hold
them into the swivel point.