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Old 12-11-2006, 06:49 PM   #51
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OK, so I bolt those to C-channel and run a wheel on each side...
I wonder if I can buy predrilled flat stock or C- channel?
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:53 PM   #52
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here is the full govt. write up on mine, and the manufacturers usage instructions.

http://www.m715zone.com/jonmisc/UNA.pdf
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:44 PM   #53
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Again I'm frustrated after years and years of searching "uni-tracks" and "una-tracks" and "tracks" I never find that stuff!
Thanks Dan!

This pic REALLY jolted my memory.




I don't think I saw THAT rig, but a blazer and a Suburban off of the corner of Muldoon and Tudor .............. about 1974 or 75 - I would be about 7 or 8 - it made a big impression on me. I was drawing tracks with graph paper on 4x4 vans ( I though the 4x4 van was the ULTIMATE do-it-all offroader ) for years
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:08 PM   #54
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A guy on the IFSJA board sent that to me. It's funny if you type una track into google now the first hit is a govt report on them.

I saw my first set on a BII in Wasilla across from SBS when I was in junior high or a freshman. Thought they looked really tall back then. I wonder if it was the same una tracks or a home made design.
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:11 AM   #55
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That BII was on some other design - they were HUGE! Much larger, taller, longer. The practicly met in the middle on that short wheelbase. The BII was for sale in that small dealership lot across from SBS in Wasilla (that's gone now) - within 3 months? I saw it for sale on the "for sale" board at Carrs Wasilla for $4k ( I think ) - but the BII had been rolled. Likely, some hunter in Wasilla owns it or the tracks and only brings 'em out in the fall. They are the only ones of that design I have seen on the net. Clearly, just 'cause I spent a bajillion hours searching doesn't mean I have seen everything - that Una-Track gov't pdf is a recent addition, for instance.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:53 AM   #56
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a friend of mine helped build a skidsteer tracked chevett.... pics of it are interesting, but they went and cut the sidewalls out of old tractor tires, much easier to find/cheeper and way more agressive than a bogger...
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:34 PM   #57
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I posted this last page

http://www.wheeltracks.ru/

and babelfiish of course

http://world.altavista.com/


but this is interesting - once you get the site on babefish, the links are translated when you go to them too. I'm tempted to join their wheeltracks forum
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:53 PM   #58
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http://anchorage.craigslist.org/rvs/266183770.html

check out what this guy is selling
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:26 PM   #59
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Is that a traction steer type transmission? Someone should go check out what this guy is selling. It sounds fun.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:05 AM   #60
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http://www.atvtracks.net/index.htm


Lots of ATV track manufacturer's hitting the market.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:28 PM   #61
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=bRu-A-w8-0k

Playing with legos seems kinda ridiculous, but we have to take a whole semester of mechanical engineering with these things. You can actually come up with some really good designs, the kits have everything from differentials and pulleys all the way up to pneumatics and other stuff.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:34 PM   #62
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Playing with legos seems kinda ridiculous, but we have to take a whole semester of mechanical engineering with these things. You can actually come up with some really good designs, the kits have everything from differentials and pulleys all the way up to pneumatics and other stuff.
That little vehicle was about as interesting to me is it was to the dog in the background.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:04 PM   #63
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Lookup Tri-star wheel...
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:06 PM   #64
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Nice. How is the thing propelled forward? Are all of the wheels powered?
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:09 PM   #65
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Never mind.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:31 PM   #66
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Yes. When one wheel locks up the differential in the middle of the star causes the entire star to rotate.

I took this concept a little further. I had some pretty interesting ideas. I posted them all back on the old Alaska Offroad board.

Here are some of the highlights:



The red hole is for a hydraulic ram.



Tracks?



I almost built a complete one... 4 235/75 R15s per corner.





Next to erik's tracks



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Old 04-03-2007, 08:34 PM   #67
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Here is my idea of how they would work.

50" tall ledge

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Playing with legos seems kinda ridiculous, but we have to take a whole semester of mechanical engineering with these things. You can actually come up with some really good designs, the kits have everything from differentials and pulleys all the way up to pneumatics and other stuff.
That was pretty cool...

My boy's would think that would be a blast to play with...

Grant...Those are some interesting designs...
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:27 AM   #69
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Here is my idea of how they would work.

50" tall ledge
So the hydraulic ram would be used for forcing the assembly to pivot up? It would be cool to see something like that driving around.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:15 PM   #70
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The second homebuilt I have seen on craigslist in the last year:
http://anchorage.craigslist.org/rvs/368162165.html
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:53 PM   #71
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That just looks cool.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:43 PM   #73
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haven seen any new picts or designs this is mine i built this year rails are 1/4" plate with all rest is snowmobile suspension cant post picts for some reason but they are up on pirate
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:18 AM   #74
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your link is broken but I saw it before on the pirate thread. You should post up a build thread here -we have more track-crazy people here than Pirate lol.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:39 AM   #75
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i am still looking for info reguarding the anti wrapdesign if anyone has any they would like to share that would be great so far i think that i am goinf to be using the tierod some how.
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