Sketchup Model

Additional Materials Required:

  • Hinges (12)
  • 1/2″x1″ Bolts (12)
  • 1/2″ Nuts (12)
  • 1/2″ Washers (12)

Project Steps

Prepare the hinge plates

Punch holes in 4 of the hinge plates as shown with a 7/8″ or 1″ punch.

Weld one plate with holes, one without holes, and 3 hinges together as shown, with the plates 1 1/8″ apart and the hinge centered.

Make sure the side of the hinge that sticks out most is on the top; this way it won’t interfere with the hopper metal below when installing the hopper.

Make 3 more of these.

Attaching the hinge plates to the hopper metal

Torch the holes shown in the front piece.

Punch all of the holes shown in the side pieces and dirt deflector plate.

Place 1/2″ bolts thru the side pieces and weld them.

Make sure you are making them mirror images of eachother.

Bolt the hinge plate assemblies to the side pieces using a washer, lock washer, and nut on each bolt