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    My Naval 16"/50 handling cart.

    So, I have this 16"/50 sitting around and want to display it at events. I need a cart, not just any cart, so I found this surplus one with 3500 lb axle hubs, solid rubber tires, well constructed, (cost me so far $50,an extra large pizza and wings, and a lot of gas). Plan is to winch it on to a trailer for transport. Weight with projo and cart , 1600 lbs plus 400 lbs cart, one ton even. For interest, I will post progress....I promised an organization I would bring the 16"/50 to their Veterans Day celebration in November.
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    I would suggest some type of cradle on the cart, lined with a soft material to avoid scratching your brand new paint job. Otherwise, its going to get all scratched up. Once it's in the cradle, it needs some cargo straps to hold it tight in place.
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    like this?
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    No, it must be Helium, if it is inert!

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    Yes, like that.

    Is that a Hydrogen projectile? It seems to float up to the ceiling.


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    In the works, planning on 3 4x4s load bearing, anchored to the frame with 3/4" threaded rod, and 4x4 wedges with 3/4" securing rod , I have a few air cargo 5k lb. straps laying around to winch it down tight. Scratches are going to happen ( ashame it was not painted in FS Standard OD), but once it is on the cart, I do not plan on ever taking it off....this is a bigger project than I anticipated, the projo will have to be lifted on/off numerous times....one step at a time....hopefully completed by 10 November. All comments and suggestions appreciated.
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    Super cool idea, but even cooler that you are doing all of this to support Veteran causes and America's awesomeness !

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by apfsds View Post
    Super cool idea, but even cooler that you are doing all of this to support Veteran causes and America's awesomeness !

    Jason
    Two thoughts, being in during Carter's army , I honored my father's service in WW2 ( Infantryman) as extraordinary times, extraordinary soldiers ( drafted). This is impressed heavily on my 11 year old son at every parade, Airshow and event ( the wife and daughter have no understanding or respect). At the very least he " understands" service and patriotism, as good things and just maybe when grown can carry on? That said, Jeeps, deuce and a halfs, etc are dime a dozen, but Ordnance always brings good reviews and new interest. I will do my part while I am still around but public interest is dying quickly, in fact, the senior CAF Colonel I just talked to estimated in ten years most all their warbirds will be non fly able static displays due to lack of volunteers and funds. My current plans are once mounted on the cart, move it into the Falcon Field Dixie Wing hangar for display and move it around to local events.

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    Coming along, I am using tools I have not touched in 15 years....still figuring how a one man operation will get the shell on the cart with an engine hoist- one time, one shot so I do not have to repeat lifting on / off. Right now, painting the cart and blocks.
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