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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #930 on: Jan 09, 2017, 06:24:59 AM »
Well, bending basically goes up exponentially as you increase the length of the span, so it really depends on how much of a safety margin was originally calculated into the housing. As people have bent stock housings, Id err on the side of caution and reinforce the axle.

+3" each side.

Wouldn't think that would make that much of a difference but here is the added separation between knuckle and perch that creates my concern:

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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #931 on: Jun 12, 2017, 07:33:53 PM »
A bit of an update, it's taking longer than expected but i'm cutting less corners than I have in the past on my own stuff and i'm liking the results.

Finished the shave and truss on the front end.




the best shot i have of the truss for now, if I find that lower leading edge to cause problems I will cut and weld a better lead-in. (I may do this anyway before it's on the road depending on motivation)


the beginning stages of the core support






then flanged, gusseted, and shock tabs added




passenger inner fender starting to come together, making them bolt-on/removable


and how it's currently sitting, awaiting work on the drivers side fender well




also picked up some steel wheels and total metal innovations rock rings


as well as a '99 4runner rear axle to match my front, will use my current locked/geared third while i learn to rebuild and set up the v6 3rd one of these days

will end up setting up for leaves and trussing/armoring similar to the front
 
and for fun just sharing a little of what I do at work (I'm a mechanical designer at a packaging company)

That's all for now, cheers  :beerchug:
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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #932 on: Jun 13, 2017, 07:34:32 AM »
good to see you making some good progress!
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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #933 on: Jun 13, 2017, 09:40:19 AM »
Very nice to see you still at it, Talon. always dug your build
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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #934 on: Jun 13, 2017, 09:01:32 PM »
That's a gnarly truss on that front axle, I feel sorry for any rocks in it's way.  Great to see your build coming back together.   :clap:  :beer:
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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #935 on: Jun 14, 2017, 10:22:45 PM »
Digging the FJ60 grill...as opposed to the previous FJC look.

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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #936 on: Jun 30, 2017, 08:46:26 AM »
That's a gnarly truss on that front axle, I feel sorry for any rocks in it's way.  Great to see your build coming back together.   :clap:  :beer:
yeah it ended up a bit of a dual purpose truss as far as strengthening/supporting housing as well as protection

Digging the FJ60 grill...as opposed to the previous FJC look.
Thanks Donal, I'm liking it a lot more. The only thing I need to figure out is what to do between the truck fender marker lights and the 60 grill, not sure if I want to cut up fj60 headlight buckets or just fabricate some filler panels. I never got that far on the last grill and I hated the un-finished look
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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #937 on: Sep 17, 2019, 08:12:36 PM »
Going to upload some update pics soon but have a question for any of you guys who have worked with canvas. I'm working on some half doors all around and want to put some covers on for winter. What was your experience sewing them? How was it sewing in the window material? Trying to decide if I should just go solid with lexan or similar material and sacrifice the easy open access. Thanks
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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #938 on: Sep 19, 2019, 07:43:57 AM »
Sorry no experience with canvas, always had a local company do it for me.
Glad to see others back on here getting there rigs done,

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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #939 on: Nov 19, 2019, 09:38:57 PM »
Some older updates, will get to newer ones soon hopefully

Rear axle trussed next to old, top 99 4ruuner, bottom 84 mini




old defroster ducting was falling apart, gave making a new one a shot



main tube has 2 baffles along the length to help even out the air flow

then the vents, precision tube smashing






CAD model of what becomes a bumper, more to come on that later


tape line for a half door window panel, more on that later as well


a little unrelated art for the wife


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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #940 on: Nov 20, 2019, 12:08:14 PM »
Very nice work!  That rear axle truss is super cool!

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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #941 on: Nov 20, 2019, 10:04:37 PM »
Very nice work!  That rear axle truss is super cool!

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Re: Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« Reply #942 on: Nov 24, 2019, 09:21:11 PM »
Very nice work!  That rear axle truss is super cool!

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Thanks guys, here's some more stuff...

front bumper, the "wings" bolt on to the main center tray








the start of the rear gate, spindle from 4x4labs




made a toggle latch


half doors




also picked up a medium sized beadroller from eastwood and beefed it up, will end up using it to redo the dash that's been torn out as well as some other cover and kick panels on the inside and engine bay, cause that's what the cool kids are doing these days  :beerchug:

all that will be after I make the filler lexan panels for the half doors
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