Curtis George, Royal Oak Mi.
The legacy has six rails but really only needs two to run the
carriage. I bought some uni-strut
Model P3301 that is a dead ringer for the Legacy rail system. Only the
uni-strut dose not have the small channel. What I did was replace the two
inside rails and the bottom rails with uni-strut and added the old rails to the
upper and outer edge. That is the outside rails of the machine. You will
need to make some brackets, I used four 1/8"x1.5"x 12" flat stock
and drilled 8 holes. After drilling I wielded nuts over the holes so
machine screws could run through them. I then made four 12"x
1/4" brackets to fit inside the aluminum rail. Then I made 4 more
brackets to fit the underside of the outer rail 1.5x 3" flat stock. I
drilled two holes, and secured them using legacy's mounting brackets and screws.
NOTE the brackets go on the bottom and inside on the aluminum rails. The
rails the carriage rides on. Now the assembly, connect the bottom brackets
on Legacy, remaining outside rails, then slide in the small flat stock and
brackets (with nuts wielded facing inside) screw down bracket to inner side of
the rails. I needed to connect two set to make the 15' I needed. (each rail is
5' long). You can make new support brackets or use Legacy's old support
brackets (that's what I did) I made my Legacy 15 feet long to complete a job(
which I needed 14 feet). Latter I rebuilt my legacy back to 60"
("Well I needed to just keep some extra length.) Mine was originally
48") The only problem with this increasing of size was the drive rod needs
to be either disconnected or a new rod must be gotten. ( I disconnected it)
because it wasn't needed for the job I was doing. I made stop blocks and used
them the stop the travel where necessary. My kids turned the wood and I
controlled the carriage and router. IT WORKED WELL for that job. but keeping
an 8 year olds attaché is rather difficult. " KEEP IT
TURNING!" " DAD IM TIRED!" "Just keep it going
looked up Uni-strut of the internet, the headquarters is.
35660 Clinton Street, Wayne, MI 48184
Tel: 800 521-7730, Fax: 734-721-4106
1140 W. Thorndale Ave.
Itasca, IL 60143
Contact: Sue Dial, Rosie Grasso
Phone: 630-787-6062, 630-787-6057
I believe they can help you. p3301 (1- 5/8"x 1 -3/4") I
believe it was 12 gauge. page 34 in there catalog.