After three major crash from my board. I decided to put a steering system on and just gonna cruise it on the road. Used some spare time afterwork to build the front end, minimum measurement and eyeball pretty much everything. Also practice my migweld and fab skill(well not good at all as you can see).
End up with this death trap. M12 100mm bolt with two sets of thrust washers, Two wedge plate to create positive caster, thought it could help for straight stability, did a bit but since all the weight is at the back, the caster tends to flip the board than keep the board straight.
The middle nut acts as steering damper as I can tighten the thrust washers down, the bottom one holds the truck. 18mm socket on the top of the bolt, then some linkage to the truck itself so that im not just turning the bolt but the actual truck. Of course, it’s a sloppy build and I want it to be detachable so hose clamps are used.
3/8 uni joint and extension and a T bar as steering wheel, as an apprentice, slap my tools on it and make it work is the goal.
Because the play in the steering setup and the turning ratio is basically 1:1, the front end is just too sensitive and dangerous. I mean real dangerous. So a flat bar clamps to the linkage and makes it a leg-turning board. Well it works and does sick skid.
Made rear truck bushes as soild as possible so it doesnt bump steer and kill me that quick.
Will get a proper steering wheel for it, though still turn it with legs.