Alaska 4x4 Network

Go Back   Alaska 4x4 Network > Alaska 4x4 Network Forums > 4x4 Vehicle (car, truck, etc) > Build-up Threads

Build-up Threads Long term build up threads only please. This forum will be very heavily moderated. If you have a question about content, pm Logjam before posting it.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2005, 11:00 PM   #301
dstrbdxp-AK
Registered Member
 
dstrbdxp-AK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,300
dstrbdxp-AK is on a distinguished road
Default

Definately post up your results. I have had any luck finding fuel hose for a decent price. I have thought about the clear NHRA approved junk but not sur ehow that would hold up in the winter.
__________________
Tarp your load.

nil carborundum illegitimi
dstrbdxp-AK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 05:19 AM   #302
Kodiak Dodge
FIREFIGHTER
 
Kodiak Dodge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 4,779
Kodiak Dodge will become famous soon enough
Default

How much sooner till you pull her out and do a roll over test on your work? I'm ready to see those pics. Looks outstanding!
__________________
ROLLIN' ON TWENTIES

FBXtreme4X4FABRICATION
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA




Kodiak Dodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2005, 06:58 AM   #303
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

I hope to have it running before meet and greet, but I hope I never roll it again. No shoulder harnesses
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 10:34 PM   #304
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

Just a quick preview, details later....
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 10:53 PM   #305
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

This is some stuff Im going to get cut out on a CNC plasma cutter tomorrow... I HOPE! The AFS is going on the back of the tank bracket, and the alaska fabshop is going to be little sheets to be welded on to tubes for traction.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 11:16 PM   #306
Guido
Outbound
 
Guido's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The Valley
Posts: 1,769
Guido is on a distinguished road
Default

Brook, will you adopt me?
__________________
"...but there comes a point where you just have to sit back and say....What the F**k were we thinking?!"
Guido is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 11:59 PM   #307
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

Only if you like shoveling roofs and dog poo
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:30 PM   #308
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

This is a ghetto hydraulic press I made today, so I could dimple the top of my gas tank hold down bracket. Unfortunatly it my bottle jack didnt have enough sack to complete the dimple! You can see the ring I practiced on to the bottom left of the picture. Its a good thing I made a practice piece cause I completely screwed that one up. The second one I had an Idea to hammer on the top of the die with pressure on the jack. This method worked well, and I was able to get a full dimple out of it.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:34 PM   #309
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

Here is the dimple die... 6" baby
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:42 PM   #310
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

Just a cosmetic plate on the out side end of the bracket...
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:45 PM   #311
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

side and top view... Notice the dimpled ring spot welded to the top of the tank. That fits tight around the flange welded on the top of the tank, so it will help keep the tank centered.
Attached Images
  
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:51 PM   #312
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

This is how I mounted the filler neck. Its a piece of 3" .120 wall drive shaft tubing I had left over from the original build. Fit perfect There is a single button head tapped into the far side of the filler neck to hold the neck in place. I talked to the local parts store about using this flexable radiator hose for filler hose, and while they didnt recommend it, they said they get people coming in all the time who have done the exact same thing. They said it lasts a good 10 years before it starts to look bad, and people just replace it. Since it wont be submerged in fuel, other than when Im on my side, Im gonng go for it. If it fails I'll post here.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2005, 07:56 PM   #313
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

In the past I have used some 3m tread tape to do this, but when your boots are full of mud, it doesnt work very well. Not to mention it eventually wears out or peels off. So while I was at the cnc plasma cutters place, I had him cut these out of some 14 ga steel. I tig welded them on, and bent them over the pipe with a hammer and finished welding them on. Im only putting them in places that will see the most foot trafic. I hope they work well
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2005, 12:11 AM   #314
FireMedic
Registered Member
 
FireMedic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Anchorage
Posts: 2,086
FireMedic is on a distinguished road
Default

The tread plate is an awesome idea. Don't know if you saw it somewhere or came up with it all on your own but good on ya
__________________
Hell is coming...and YOU are in the way.
FireMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2005, 08:49 PM   #315
ibleedfordblue
Registered Member
 
ibleedfordblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: anchorage
Posts: 227
ibleedfordblue is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bgreen
Radiator mount is finished!
is this a **** show truck or trailer queen now??? **** nice work brook you are really coming into your realm
__________________
UNDERMEDICATED AND EASILY ANGERED
ibleedfordblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2005, 09:00 PM   #316
ibleedfordblue
Registered Member
 
ibleedfordblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: anchorage
Posts: 227
ibleedfordblue is on a distinguished road
Default

yep after looking at the rest of the thread i have decided that this is indeed a show truck. brook you are SIC that is some nice fab work i am so jealous!!
__________________
UNDERMEDICATED AND EASILY ANGERED
ibleedfordblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 07:14 PM   #317
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

I havent had time to work on the buggy lately cause of work. We had some pretty serious carnage at work so I was working 12-16 hr days for the last few weeks. Finally this weekend, I got a day off, so here is the progress...

I wanted to put the batteries somewhere near the center of the vehicle, but also keep the COG low. I had a single battery mounted in this same approximate position last year, but needed to find a way to mount two, and keep them reasonably protected from rocks or other abuse, while keeping them fairly well accessable so I can remove them for remote welding use. Now, I know how everyone says you should never use a ratchet strap or a bungie cord to retain your battery, and I agree IF you are using a led acid battery. The ratchet strap I'm using is rated for 800 lbs, so I think its well capable for retaining a couple sub 30 lb batteries.

The mount was formed from some 3" .083 wall DOM drive shaft tubing. I had to form it to the battery by cutting it in half and forming it with a rubber dead blow hammer and my work bench. A few numb fingers, and some ringing ears later it fit the radius of the battery cells like a glove. I cut the tubing to fit just inside the top and bottom flanges on the batter, and bent it to match the radius of the cells, so it provides a very positive fit around the batter, and will not allow for any movement. The top was formed the same way, but was clearanced to fit around the side posts, which in this location are the top posts. The ratchet strap was looped and sewed back together by my wife Molly, to provide the correct lengths. The hooks were formed by heating and bending some 1/4" cold roll bar stock.

Heres the pics...
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 07:21 PM   #318
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

I tig welded the skid (14 ga) to the vertical gussets 3/16" and then mig welded the tubes to the gussets with some .035 MIG.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 07:26 PM   #319
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

Ah... The ratchet strap.
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 07:29 PM   #320
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

and the 1/4" hooks...
Attached Images
 
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 07:32 PM   #321
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ibleedfordblue
yep after looking at the rest of the thread i have decided that this is indeed a show truck. brook you are SIC that is some nice fab work i am so jealous!!
Show truck with the worlds worst paint job! lol, Really, its not all that nice. Pictures that have been resized and compressed are very forgiving.
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 07:54 PM   #322
yeep74
Registered Member
 
yeep74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ferndale, WA
Posts: 153
yeep74 is on a distinguished road
Default

I need a filler setup like yours. That thing is trick. Cept on my budget it would denote a rag shoved into the top of the tank. Actually it looks like I'm using a black iron threaded pipe cap.

Good work
B
yeep74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2005, 11:29 PM   #323
Dr. Destructo'
Bilge rat
 
Dr. Destructo''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seldovia
Posts: 2,222
Dr. Destructo' is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bgreen
Show truck with the worlds worst paint job! lol, Really, its not all that nice. Pictures that have been resized and compressed are very forgiving.

Yah, notice the lack of close-up pictures of the cab

In my own defense, yah I was there, but I only winched it back over
__________________
"Lead! Of all precious metals, lead is the only one that becomes more valuable when itís time to give it away."
Dr. Destructo' is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 07:05 PM   #324
bgreen776
I'm on Team People
 
bgreen776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,167
bgreen776 will become famous soon enoughbgreen776 will become famous soon enough
Default

I spent the better part of the day trying to convert a miller hand amp to fit my Lincoln. No luck. Either the hand amp is toast, or Im just ignorant.

I spent some time working on getting my link mount cross member done and adding some fore and aft triangulation on the chassis. Sorry, forgot to get pictures. I stopped short anyway, since I wanted to get my exhaust mocked up before I put too much cross member tubing in the way. (its not going to be removable)

The exhaust, as you might recall, is run through the frame on the drivers side. I got the drivers side finished up, except for the final welding. The passenger side has proved to be much more complicated. The clearance between the clocked flat 205, and the body makes things very tight. I should end up with about 3/8" clearance between the tubing, boxed frame, t-case, and cab.
Attached Images
    
__________________
'03 SRW - Street/Race Truck build 66/483|Coffman UDC|BBi Stg 3's|Raptor 150|ATS Dual CP3|ATS Stg 6 Big Shaft|PCS TCM-2000|11.04@123.5
'03 Dually - Tow/Race Truck build 58/471 R700|PPE Dual CP3|Airdog 200|Flux3's|13.9@100 mph|667HP & 1326TQ
907Diesel
bgreen776 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 08:48 PM   #325
Maddening
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Back in the USA!
Posts: 3,023
Maddening is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bgreen
Ah... The ratchet strap.
Just a question about the batteries.. it looks like they might want to walk out sideways if the strap loosens up even the tiniest bit, especially with the hard sideways jounces many off road trucks see. I've many different variations of those straps and water and cold seems to cause them to loosen up, at inoppotune times... like when you're driving a curvy road and the barrel you've been carrying but never got around to taking out yet tries to roll out of the truck bed.. Any sort of restraint, or maybe a couple of smaller straps going to be going over the top (now the side) of the batteries or anything similar to restrain them?

Last edited by Maddening; 03-25-2005 at 08:51 PM.
Maddening is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -9. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Alaska 4x4 Network