I’m really sorry if this topic has already been discussed before. I had a search and could not really see anything on the topic.
Most the home made mounts I have seen people make are Aluminium. I have steel trucks (on my mountain board) I’m handy with a mig welder so my plan was to make some out of steel. I have some 2.5mm some 3.5mm and some 5mm plate. I was either going to make it out if the 3.5mm stuff then run the 2.5 around the outside to act as a belt guard as well as a stiffener. Or just make it out of the 5mm stuff and model it on the ally ones I have seen other make.
I’m also thinking of using a couple of tensioner to maximise the contact between belt and pulleys while keeping the distance between the 2 pulleys as small as possible. I’m no good with KAD, I can sketch and photograph if this makes no sense.
I’m running dual motor so will probably also connect the 2 mounts together to help reduce flex and movement. I have built roll cages and done a fair amount of vehicle bodywork so it will be strong…
What are your thoughts? Good idea? Bad idea? Just trying to save some money on buying the pre made mounts.