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Ok, so tell me, am I insane? Here's the pic first:

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Ok, my question is, would this be rediculously unsafe? I mean, assuming you made the pins out of 3/4"+ grade 8 bolts, and the surrounding metal out of at least 1/4", would this be dangerous?
 

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BTW: the point of this is to allow the spring to 'twist' without actually twisting, ie as the driver's side droops, the spring hanger would drop off the frame sideways to allow it to droop further... And as the passenger side stuffs, the axle can drop off the spring pack to allow it to get up further, without twisting the spring. This would also be accompanied by some oddly designed revolver-style shackle setup...

The whole point of using opposing 'hinges' on top and bottom instead of just pivoting hangers and perches is because with pivoting hangers and perches, you'd need a panhard bar or similar to keep the axle from flopping side to side when you cornered (or were on a sidehill. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">)...

K, it's late, and I'm tired. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

Do you think it would work?
 

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Looks like it would work to me!! Try it a report the results here with pictures. If it does not and you end up in the hospital, I hopr they have an internet connection!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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I've seen something like that but it was on the perch only and the pivot was in the center so it could pivot both ways...
 

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Originally posted by OOPS:
<STRONG>Looks like it would work to me!! Try it a report the results here with pictures. If it does not and you end up in the hospital, I hopr they have an internet connection!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
<IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> K, I think I just might... But it's gonna have to wait till after the 1800 mile trip to Vancouver. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by rustyPOS:
<STRONG>I've seen something like that but it was on the perch only and the pivot was in the center so it could pivot both ways...</STRONG>

...The two problems with that are the fact that it will still cause the body to 'shift' off of the axle slightly, and that when you flex to the max, your springs don't go straight up and down; the perch width 'shortens' as seen from the frame, so the springs still need to twist somewhat.

Meh. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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