Wheel chair accessible Dodge Ram and camper.
Wow Calvin, you are a great fabricator with both ideas and workmanship. Your wife is a lucky gal to have a husband like you.
What Don said !!
I believe you could build anything .
Calvin, what Don and Wayne said. That is some beautiful workmanship you have there.
Enjoy the camping you two. God Bless.
Hello fellow wood gasser’s
Thanks for all the nice comments about my modified Dodge Ram wheel chair conversion.
And thanks for watching the video.
I did this modification 5 years ago. It’s a 2 wheel drive . I raised the cab & box up 4 inches & lowered the floor 4 inches.I had to also lower the doors & make a new rocker.i made 2 hinges for the back door so as to open them all the way.I made the electric over hydraulic lift & fasten it to the frame. Also a locking device to lock the power chair to the lift, like a fifth wheel lock on a semi.
Being I raised the cab up 4 inches I had to manufacture a new fan hub & raise the fan up as well.I shortened the back seat as well.
All the bushings in the lift linkage I made from melted aluminum Pistons .
This project took me about 5 months.
It works great.
I thank the Lord for the guidance…
I was not able to watch the video when you first posted it, but now that I can, I see that is some really nice work there. I think I must add this to my playlist of ingenius machines.
Great work Calvin, made all the bushings by melting down pistons, Genius!!! Herb
Calvin, did you use a sand mold to cast that Molten aluminum or something else? Thanks, great work! HerbH
O my, I was glued to that presentation like a mars landing event. Great job, and I know it means sooo much to your wife. Happy travels, you deserve it.
I use 12 inch pieces of pipe various sizes & stand them up on a 1 inch thick piece of plate to absorb the heat & pour the aluminum into the pipe.
After it cools down I put it into a bucket of water.
When it cools right down the aluminum shrinks more then the pipe and comes out , providing the burrs inside of the pipe were ground out a bit.
I then chuck the aluminum pieces in the lathe & make bushings , pulleys or what ever.
What a craftsman you are Calvin , puts everything I have ever laid my hands on to shame because not only does it work real well it also looks the business too , well done .
Thanks Calvin, now I have to ask you how you melt pistons, forge, oven, torch???
Making your own aluminum parts is a step beyond fabrication, hope you don’t mind sharing!!!
20 years ago I had to buy a round 8X12in chunk of aluminum to machine upper and lower blower pullies for my A, I don’t remember what it cost I just remember it was a lot!!! Your saving lots of money pouring your own!!!
Thanks for the info, Herb
Excellent work Cal, I’ll have to get my son to watch your video. I’m sure he’ll be ad impressed as I am.