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Fabricating tracked amphibious vehicle powertrain from tractor PTO parts to transmit the power to the axles which will drive the tracks. The whole day Monday and half of Tuesday this week I was trying to get the plasma cutter to work but the compressed air system still needs extra filters and water collectors and also a completely new line installed in the workshop that will supply the plasma cutter with compressed air since I moved the big air compressor further away from the shop. I didn't get the plasma cutter to work at the moment and had to stick to the angle grinder when cutting out the flanges for the drive shafts or cutting material for the bearing housings. MIG welding the flanges to the PTO forks was a bit tricky - it spit spatter at the beginning and I suspected the material of the PTO forks being high(er) carbon content. But in the end - it was like butter welding it. I also got a start on the bearing housings - the part still cools in the chuck of the lathe as we speak. At first I wanted to make'em out of a simple pipe but it turned out to be a failure since the wall thickness wasn't enough and I didn't want to weld more metal in the pipe to create a lip where the bearing will be pressed against since it was covered with zinc. And welding zinc covered steel is more poisonous than welding raw steel. The progress is slow but inevitable (imagine this sentence with agent Smith's voice from Matrix). I hope you like this all terrain tracked amphibious vehicle build episode. Share, comment, like, subscribe! Cheers!
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