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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2010, 10:22:28 PM »
I gained almost three inches of clearance also. I picked up some 2x2 box to finish them up today for free! :banana: Gonna try to finish them up the beggining of the week! Hopefully start on the cage next weekend!
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2010, 08:27:05 AM »
 :thumbup: Lookin Good Chuck!!
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2010, 08:43:48 AM »
That looks saweeeeeeeeeeetttt. I bet it was a lot easier not going up higher too. Im still going to try for 6" or more on mine though  :punchballs:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2010, 08:48:33 AM »
That looks saweeeeeeeeeeetttt. I bet it was a lot easier not going up higher too. Im still going to try for 6" or more on mine though  :punchballs:
I cut out a little over 4 inches. I thought about going higher but figured for the amount of work involved and the little bit of gain it wasn't worth it. The frame still hangs down 10 inches below the sliders, and after seeing the Jeep on BM hanging up on the frame and was boat sided way up on the body it changed my thoughts on boat siding mine.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2010, 08:54:41 AM »
yea if my junk wasn't so wide I wouldn't boat side it but I plan on putting it on its side and fitting through as much as I can  :boones:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2010, 01:57:34 PM »
church parking lots haha^^^^^

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #56 on: October 20, 2010, 02:54:06 PM »
Here are a few crappy pictures of the 2X2 I tied into the frame from the sliders with.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #57 on: October 20, 2010, 03:01:25 PM »
This morning I cut off the down bars off the roll bar to get the rear seat into place. I put the seat where I think I want it and sit in it to see how much room there would be for my son. I then put the fuel cell where I wanted it and used some wire to hold it in place so I could measure how much metal I need to build a mount/skid for it. Then I cut an acsess panel out to get to the fuel cap.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2010, 05:35:44 AM »
I like the fuel cell.  :thumbup:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2010, 08:28:28 PM »
I used what I had laying around my shop and made a mount/skid for the fuel cell. I thought about bolting it in but figured I,need it to be strong since I'm gonna be hitting it a lot. So it got welded, I like it until I have to remove it. Then got the rear seat mounted too.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2010, 05:37:21 AM »
Good job Chuck looks good :thumbup:

Are u gonna fill in the space between the tubes? Im just thinking about those sharp rocks that like to poke things :o
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2010, 11:12:44 AM »
Not for now but I'l see what happens.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2010, 08:22:01 PM »
Looks good, I wish the pictures were bigger so I could see your sliders better.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2010, 06:16:56 AM »
Looks good, I wish the pictures were bigger so I could see your sliders better.
I'll take some tonite with my camera instead of the cell phone and post em up.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #64 on: October 31, 2010, 03:13:45 PM »
Tom and I started on my cage yesterday and got a lot done but ran out of tubing,before we could finish. I still need to do a lot of welding and gusseting and build door bars also. Thanks to Tom,Pat and his boys and Brian for the help.







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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2010, 08:46:08 PM »
Your Welcome Chuck, next time well have a hyd ram on the bender :punchballs:and some softwear.
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2010, 09:07:33 PM »
That looks sweet!  :thumbup:  :clap:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2010, 05:35:24 AM »
NIce work Chuck. Looks really good for a FORD  :thumbup:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2010, 03:43:32 AM »
NIce work Chuck. Looks really good for a FORD  :thumbup:

Exactly, not bad looking for a Ferd.

From the looks of the rear tappered cage, are you planning on dove tailing the bed sides too?

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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2010, 05:55:31 AM »
NIce work Chuck. Looks really good for a FORD  :thumbup:

Exactly, not bad looking for a Ferd.

From the looks of the rear tappered cage, are you planning on dove tailing the bed sides too?
Not right now but thats where the frame is. I probably will once the body gets smashed a little more though. :hack:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2010, 03:58:14 PM »
Great work Chuck! Solid progress since I saw it last!   :clap:
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #71 on: November 03, 2010, 01:05:37 PM »
that looks awesome man, nice work
how many feet of tubing did you use for that cage? 
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #72 on: November 03, 2010, 02:07:49 PM »
that looks awesome man, nice work
how many feet of tubing did you use for that cage?
Just under 80 feet and I still need 20 more to finish door bars and spare tire rack.
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« Reply #73 on: November 03, 2010, 03:39:43 PM »
so i need to get 40 more feet then, thanks
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Re: 84 Ford River Rat
« Reply #74 on: November 08, 2010, 08:04:22 PM »
Well I got most of the welding done until I ran out of gas. I got the spare tire mounted. I need to find a (military style) gas can mount to put in the bed. I also need to fins a high lift jack. After wheeling at TM I need to build a better front bumper and finish my door bars too. It's coming together slowly but it's wheelable for now.
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