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Old 17 January 2013, 04:45   #1
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Modified Console for rib

As some of ye may know I have been pi$$ed off with the console of my rib of late. I was planning to purchase a new one however the front suspension of the car collapsed (potholes) and the washing machine gave up the goast over the last two weeks. This I will have to build/ modify what I have. I went mad with the grinder last night and have now become a "Dust creation specalist"
Post show before and after. I intend to raise the front part of the console (the bit nearest the pointy end of the rib) by about 6". This will allow me to raise the trottle control so it matches the steering wheel.
Regarding the seat I am thinking of trying to construct a suspension unit using a small shock unit circal 200- 250 mm in lenght. If anyone knows where these can be purcahased aat a reasonable price please let me know. The seat to have a parralell bar type system or a sizors type arrangement. A lot depend on the construction price as it would be an experment.
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Old 17 January 2013, 05:16   #2
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WOW!

For the shock dampers, maybe you could try bike components...
Seems an interesting project though
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Old 17 January 2013, 11:13   #3
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I managed to 6" shock absorbers on E bay . So now I need to cost the manifacture of holding system for them

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Old 17 January 2013, 11:37   #4
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Proposed suspension unit. Please review and comment
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I think its looking a good project, and at 10 quid a go on those shocks i'd be tempted to use 2 or more, maybe if there was 2 on front and 2 on rear angled just right, then maybe you could do away with the other bracing, either way I think your on a good idea there.
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Quad bike suspension would work for this. I've got a scrap quad, but I'm in Cambridgeshire.
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Old 17 January 2013, 12:08   #7
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Proposed suspension unit. Please review and comment
I'm not a 100% sure on this but I think the positions could be a lot better, for example the 3 sets of fixings need to be spaced equally across the seat base to take the load evenly.

Also you will need to have a decent shock absorber in the centre of your spring.

I'll draw a pic and post it in a bit
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As I said, not sure if this is right but here we go.....

(I think the second one could work well)
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is that a single seat? if so one is fine if two you'll need two.

each shock is sag adjustable for the weight of one person by varying the spring compression.

too many shocks and it wouldn't move!
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The shock looks quite short but you could get more movement from the seat by moving the top shock mount half way (or more) down the seat pivot. This will adjust the stiffness but you can fine tune it later.
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