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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #650 on: February 08, 2017, 08:38:26 AM »
Cut and notched some tube yesterday for my rear sides.  Tube not welded in yet and still need to get some expanded metal to make mini bed sides to strap spare shafts to.

Thoughts on vertical tube back there, do I need it?  I am trying to leave the front part open as much as possible to make getting the propane tanks in and out easiest.



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« Reply #651 on: February 08, 2017, 06:28:10 PM »
I didn't like the way I had the plate in a rectangle shape over the frame for the shock hoop so I put my plasma cutter to use for it's first real job today.  Not bad once I got the hang of it.  That's 1/4' and it cut it pretty easily for my budget plasma cutter. 
I'll burn it in tomorrow along with the horizontal tube for the passenger side rear.  Then install some expanded and call that side done. 

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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #652 on: February 08, 2017, 07:31:36 PM »
I'm probably the last one to listen to about cage building since my has 4million feet of tubing lol.
I would tie the top of the shock hoop to the cage, if you hadn't planned too. And then do some tube at 45 degree angles from the top tube to the b pillar. Seems a bit open, but definitely understand trying to make the tank removal easier.
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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #653 on: February 08, 2017, 07:46:24 PM »
I was going to tie that shock hoop the lower horizontal tube i'm adding.  Once that's in maybe I'll look at the vertical or triangulated pieces to see what I think.  I can use tape for a visual.  Thanks Tony
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« Reply #654 on: February 08, 2017, 11:43:05 PM »
Tape is a good idea. I just kep hear Clint in my head saying "triangulate" and went a little overboard lol.

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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #655 on: February 09, 2017, 06:58:40 PM »
I don't know if I like the look of the expanded metal but I got the passenger side completed.

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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #656 on: February 09, 2017, 07:18:55 PM »
I would have used sheet metal.
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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #657 on: February 09, 2017, 07:59:33 PM »
good call.  I'll make my roof and then see if I have enough left or if I need another sheet
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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #658 on: February 10, 2017, 07:29:25 AM »
The expanded metal is easier to tie things to

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« Reply #659 on: February 10, 2017, 09:34:07 AM »
True Patrick it just doesn't look very good. 
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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #660 on: February 10, 2017, 02:05:08 PM »
Will look better when painted

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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #661 on: February 10, 2017, 07:20:51 PM »
funny, that's what I told Amber today.  trying to talk myself into liking it.
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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #662 on: February 11, 2017, 02:42:32 PM »
So it comes down to looks vs functionality.
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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #663 on: February 16, 2017, 07:48:49 AM »
Broken transmission number 2.  Should have it out tonight I hope. 

Purchased some new poly mounts for cross member change up. 



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Re: tha' 82
« Reply #664 on: February 17, 2017, 08:02:33 AM »
Got the transmission out and getting dropped at sun transmission today.  I removed 1 bolt from the adapter and the entire thing just fell off on my tailgate.





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