My concern has always been how to weld the bracket to the truck. So after a lot of thought about how to mount the motor and even cutting a cardboard template a few weeks ago I’ve decided to go for a different method of mounting.

 

Over Christmas I was telling my father in law about the project and that I needed to find some aluminium to make the bracket. He happened to have a right angled piece laying around to it got me thinking about the boosted boards method of mounting again.

boosted board mount

I think this can be achieved without the messy aluminium welding and just screwing into the trucks.

 

 

Cutting with a jigsaw

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Now for some screws through the top

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Now the bracket is obviously way to long but I need to get the gears and belt before deciding how long I need it, Also I will need the gears and belt before deciding where I along the truck I need to screw this into.

 

To screw into the trucks I will either tap a tread in or most likely cause I’m lazy use self tapping metal screws.

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Now Jeff at Evolve Boards said to make sure you get a decent quality belt (I’m assuming streching and breaking at speed isn’t fun). They use Gates belts from the UK, so I might try and locate their v-belts if I can.

(Ps. Check out their boards if your looking for an off the shelf electric long board as they have by a long way the nicest commercially available boards http://evolveskateboards.com.au/products/the-evolve-electric-pintail-board-with-abec-11s)

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