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  1. #1
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    Default Steering on Welding Cart

    I finally got my cart on the ground for a road test and it steers backwards.
    My pivot is in the front, does it need to be in the back?
    I don't have a very good understanding about steering and this was my first attempt.
    The cart is not finished yet, I still ned to add the drawer assemblies and finish the tank retention and electrical.

    I painted the wheels blue, just for you guys.
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    as long as the front turns the back will follow.

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    So you made the wrong decision on the steering pivot. Fix it.
    IMO, the most cool thing is you made the RIGHT decision on the welder itself, which it would have been much harder for you to correct
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    Do I need to turn it around?
    Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
    Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
    Victor SuperRange OA
    Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
    Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
    Milwaukee Hole Hawg
    Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
    Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
    Orbit Drill Press
    12 Ton Floor Press
    2002 E-350 V-10:
    1983 F-150 4.9L 6
    2004 Honda ST1300
    2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
    1997 Suzuki DR650

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    yep. just move the pivot point to the other side.
    you might want to put some bearings on your steering shaft at the pivot points, for when your cart is loaded down with all them goodies your gonna put on it
    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
    feel free to P/M me

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    Here is another view of the steering.

    Do I need anymore support under the bottle shelf?
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    Last edited by ligito; 05-18-2009 at 06:50 AM.
    Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
    Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
    Victor SuperRange OA
    Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
    Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
    Milwaukee Hole Hawg
    Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
    Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
    Orbit Drill Press
    12 Ton Floor Press
    2002 E-350 V-10:
    1983 F-150 4.9L 6
    2004 Honda ST1300
    2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
    1997 Suzuki DR650

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    I was looking at the steering, on microfiche and it looks like I may need the gear from the shaft, to make it work easier, then I could attach my handle to the gear.
    Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
    Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
    Victor SuperRange OA
    Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
    Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
    Milwaukee Hole Hawg
    Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
    Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
    Orbit Drill Press
    12 Ton Floor Press
    2002 E-350 V-10:
    1983 F-150 4.9L 6
    2004 Honda ST1300
    2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
    1997 Suzuki DR650

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    Quote Originally Posted by ligito View Post
    Here is another view of the steering.

    Do I need anymore support under the bottle shelf?
    it depends on what size bottles you plan to use

    i would add another cross bar and make the shelf out of 3/16 sheet
    if in doubt add more suport

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    I added more support, using 1 in. angle and welded it to the flatbar and tubing, underneath.
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    Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
    Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
    Victor SuperRange OA
    Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
    Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
    Milwaukee Hole Hawg
    Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
    Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
    Orbit Drill Press
    12 Ton Floor Press
    2002 E-350 V-10:
    1983 F-150 4.9L 6
    2004 Honda ST1300
    2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
    1997 Suzuki DR650

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    Una mas foto
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    Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
    Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
    Victor SuperRange OA
    Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
    Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
    Milwaukee Hole Hawg
    Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
    Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
    Orbit Drill Press
    12 Ton Floor Press
    2002 E-350 V-10:
    1983 F-150 4.9L 6
    2004 Honda ST1300
    2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
    1997 Suzuki DR650

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