Posted By Richard Krumbein
The conversion kit custom made by ExploraDome consists of an aluminum mounting ring with 95" outside diameter and 87" inside diameter. The ring has a welded underside "skirt" with inside diameter of 90", and the skirt is 4" long. This allows the ring to be inserted snug on the Pod walls (with a little help from a rubber mallet), with the ring skirt on the outside of the Pod, holding a perfect roundness of the Pod. The mounting ring has the horizontal and vertical wheels installed on top and dust/critters brushes attached to the skirt underneath. The wheel ring just lays on top of the wheels on the mounting ring and stays perfectly centered.
At this point, the dome (with the original plastic wheel channel removed) is just lowered on top of the wheel ring and it self-centers itself. That is the whole process. My next step is to install the rotation track which screws on to the wheel ring and get the rotation motor and electronics.
Thanks to Dan and Dustin from ExploraDome for making this Pod conversion solution available.