Got the front axle put together today. Need to get the spacers for the king pin yet. The frame is upside down in the picture obviously.
I need some suggestions on the rear end. The center line from the front axle comes out 2.5" above the frame. (if you are looking at the frame upside down as it is pictured.) The top of the bar in the picture is the centerline from the front axle.
I plan on running 13 inch tires on the front and 16 inch tires on the rear. I am not sure how I should mount the rear axle. I was thinking of this...
But I really do not like it. It looks stupid, and it will also add a lot of weight. Not to mention I am not so sure it will be sturdy anoug. Of course I would frame it in on the inside with 3/4" tube but I still dont like it.
My second thought was to build a small sub-frame on the inside along the frame rails out of 1" square tubing, and mount pillow block bearings to that frame. I think that will be a lot stronger and will weigh less. The 1-1/4" pillow blocks through McMaster Carr are not cheap though!!! Anyone have any suggestions? Am I going about this all wrong by having the centerlines of the axles in line?