Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tower Assembly



Cutting/Purchase List:

T1&2. Upright Post Segment, 49” of 3” x 3” Square Tube.
T3. Backside Flywheel Stop Flange, (1), 3/8” x 2.5” x 3”.
T4. Tower Swing Arm Flanges, (2), 1/2” x 5” x 6”.
T5. Lateral Flanges, 3/8” x 3” x 3”, (2).
T6. Front and Back inferior Flanges, 3/8” x 3” x 6”, (2).
T7. Frame/Swing Arm Hex Nuts (4), 3/4” Nylox (Purchased).
T8. Frame/Swing Arm Hex Bolts (4), 3/4” x 5.5” Grade 8, (Purchased).
T9. Optional Pickup Hook, (1), (Cutoff from Hook-Hook Turnbuckle), (Purchased).
T10. Chain Hook 5/16” x 4” “J” Bolt (1), (Purchased).
T11. Hex Bolts for Bridge (3), 1/2” x 5”, (Purchased).
T12. Hex Nuts for Bridge (3), 1/2”, (Purchased).
T13. Optional Tower Stabilizer, 3/8” x 1.5” x 28” (2).

Assembly:

1. Cut 49” of 3” x 3” square tube.

2. 15” from the top end cut out a 2.25” section on three sides leaving the back side as a hinge.

3. Torch heat along the hinge lines and bend to close the gap

4. Weld to Keep the gap closed and aligned square.

5. Cut the Lateral Flanges, T5, (2), 3” of 3/8” x 3” flat bar.

6. Cut the Front and Back Flanges, T6, (2), 6” of 3/8” x 3” flat bar.

7. Cut the Back Stop Flange, T3, (1), 2.5” x 3”.

8. Gang Drill 5/8” holes 1.5” from one end of the Flanges.

9. Weld the Flanges (T6, T5 & T3) in (proper position).

10. Cut two 6” pieces of 1/2” x 5” flat bar for the Tower Swing Arm Flanges, T4.

11. Gang drill the four sets of 3/4” holes in T4 Flanges (in proper position).

12. Weld the Flanges (T4) in (proper position).

13. Weld the Spring Hook Bracket (SS5) to the back side of the post in the (proper position).

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