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Nothing new
« on: Jun 20, 2018, 11:36:21 PM »
This has been sitting in a friends driveway for a LONG time. Instead of watching it rust away I decided to bring it home and work on it for him in my spare time. Itís a four seater on a single cab frame.


Home and ready to be unloaded into the shop.




Once in the shop, pulled the chassis off so I could start cutting off everything to leave just the frame rails and cross bars.






After cleaning the frame I set the front hanger. Itís not a comp rig so I boxed the back of it in to give it some more strength.







With the hanger in place I was able to Figure out where I wanted to chassis to sit. So I could move the engine back and down.






The back of the frame isnít box and has lots of holes. Instead of trying to patch it in I just cut off about a foot. Itís also a odd size so I had to bend up some plate to match it. Crossbrace and shackle hangers where able to be burned in after that.













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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2018, 06:15:03 AM »
Got the rear inboards mounted. Then started the rest of the chassis mounts. I really like the hendrix mounts but around here you get lots of rain and mud. So I made them without the dimpled holes.








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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #2 on: Jun 21, 2018, 07:37:55 AM »
Not sure how the stock housing is going to handle the weight of the rig with inboard spring. Should be ok but would rather be safe than sorry. So I did a back truss and plated over the diff to help slide over rocks.








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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #3 on: Jun 21, 2018, 09:12:04 AM »
At that point I was waiting for parts so I cut up a 55 grill to fit. Not sure if I am going to keep it like this. I really like how one of the guys on pirate did his front end on his goat ibex chassis. May cut the front end up and do something very similar to that, but I will get to that later on in the build.





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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #4 on: Jun 21, 2018, 11:31:59 AM »
Finally found a 300 for a decent price, so I was able to weld up the home made adapter that a friend makes. Its about a inch longer than the one AA sells.






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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #5 on: Jun 21, 2018, 01:39:20 PM »
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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #6 on: Jun 21, 2018, 04:43:18 PM »
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Thanks 👍



Got the trans and cases in to see how I want to mount it all up.




Decided to keep the skid and cases mounted separate. With them being separate I went ahead and filled all the holes in the skid.






With the skid separate I was able to push it up into the frame and mount it flat instead of angled like stock. The driver case mount is a little smaller than I would like but I have to keep it under the top of the frame and still have room for the exhaust.






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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #7 on: Jun 21, 2018, 05:07:54 PM »
Am a little afraid of how the lower chassis tubes are going to last. Over the years my sliders have been pushed up so far that I canít open the doors. So I welded up some ruff stuff tube reinforcements, they arenít going to make them last forever but I am hoping for longer than not doing anything at all.




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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #8 on: Jun 24, 2018, 10:47:59 AM »
This wasnít high on the priority list but I was next door to the exhaust shop so I stopped in. I wanted to butt weld it and clean it up real nice so it looked OEM but they didnít have anything the same size. So I just picked up a scrap piece of stainless with a tight slip fit.



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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #9 on: Jun 26, 2018, 09:21:58 PM »
Started the passenger side tube reinforcement. Measured wrong so I had to order another strip of it so I can finish it up. Definitely will be glad when itís done, I hate these long welds. Take so long to make sure I donít warp the tube.

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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #10 on: Jun 26, 2018, 10:39:07 PM »
Help Me to understand whatís going on here?
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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #11 on: Jun 27, 2018, 07:25:33 AM »
Itís a bent stick of flat plate.


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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #12 on: Jun 27, 2018, 10:23:01 PM »
Starting on the front so I can get this thing off the jacks.




Took most of the afternoon with all the grease and grinding to get it to this point.




Will rotate and widen it after work with 3Ē spacers I had picked up for this a while back.



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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #13 on: Jun 30, 2018, 10:52:47 AM »
Cut the balls. First time and a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.





The ball was a press fit but the spacer to the housing I was able to beat in. A 2x4 fits perfect in the ball for this.







Rotated the balls 8* from stock and slid it under to see how it looks. Still donít like it but am holding off on that until I fix the shackles.





Tossed the press on to see how the rig is going to sit on the leafs. Shackles end up vertical so I am going to push the frame tubes forward.





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Re: Nothing new
« Reply #14 on: Jul 11, 2018, 10:28:54 PM »
Finally got a little time to work on this after work. Marked out there new spot. After cutting out the old tubes/ installing the new ones, was left with some big ugly holes. Cleaned it up with some plate.