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Old 10-29-2014, 06:41 PM   #15
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My first flip was scary so I made a jig for the front and rear out of scrap steel . here's a picture of it. I realize not everyone has the tools to make this but this is what it looks like . I looked everywhere on the web for a photo of one but no luck so i just made what i thought would work. It does do the job I used a spare ball to lock into the hitch and mounted it on to the jig. The rear is two flat plates with 4 bolts that clamp to the rear bumper with the same pipe welded and gusseted to one of the plates a larger pipe acts as a bearing of sorts. It has a controlled flip that's balanced pretty well by shifting the rear plates .
hope it helps ! my gantry is 4x4 it should have been 4x6 but it has worked several times so far . Of course steel I beams or a NASA crane would be ideal.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:47 PM   #16
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I like that a lot, I think I'll go this route in the spring. I towed the chassis to a friends farm for winter storage and it was quite illuminating! It did the usual flopping around which made the drive exhausting without WD but I had to stop twice, once for an outrigger that wobbled enough that it came off in my hand and lastly for the rear hold down plate which fell off.

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