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Old 12-15-2004, 10:45 PM   #51
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Now you just need to get rid of that full size cab. Should be lookin' good when you're finished.

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Old 12-16-2004, 05:07 PM   #52
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Na, I like the room.
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Old 12-16-2004, 05:56 PM   #53
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Like your cage design...

I agree with Gus...With your skills I think you should build a bad *** alum. cab...Get rid of a couple hundred pounds and be a one of a kind...
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:11 PM   #54
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no thanks, I just put a hundred hours in the new dash, center console / trans tunnel, and bucket seats. I like the way stock sheet metal looks, as it gives a person something to identify with. The cab stays. To put a custom cab on this
stock chassis would be silly. IMO. I'll save that for the next build.
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:41 PM   #55
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What happened to selling the Freak? I'm guessing thats not happening now though.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:27 PM   #56
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I'm sure anything is for sale for the right price.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:33 PM   #57
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Yes, the freak is for sale. Make offer over 10k, and I will entertain it.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:34 PM   #58
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Yes, the freak is for sale. Make offer over 10k, and I will entertain it.
10k with only half a frame?
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:43 AM   #59
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10k with only half a frame?
I am 100% Certian that it will have the rear half when it is sold....lol.

10k is a pretty good price for what your getting. Steering 2500, EFI 513 Caddy 5K, Doubler 1300, Tires and wheels 2k. Plus everything else that goes along with it......
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:24 AM   #60
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Oh, for sure. The buggy will be in full operating condition before I sell it.
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Old 12-17-2004, 07:52 PM   #61
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Closer and closer

I started out by bending the two main frame rails...
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:05 PM   #62
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Then I bent and fitted the lower frame rails. They connect to the upper rail right above the centerline of the axle. This will also be the centerline of the coilspring mount.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:15 PM   #63
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Once I got everything ligned up straight and true, I welded the top rail to the frame, and started making the stringers that will tie the old rock rails into the frame. Since the old rock rail will be butt welded to the new bed tube, I made the stringers split the difference between the two. This is take some of the load off the butt welds on the rock rail, and the capped frame end.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:22 PM   #64
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The last thing I did was build these angled pieces that smooth the transition from the rock rail to the frame. This will help give the chassis rigidity for side loads, and help prevent stumps and the like from hanging up on the stringer that is shown in the above post.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:30 PM   #65
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Looking good!

Are you planning on tubing the front?
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:38 PM   #66
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Most of the front is already tube, but if you were wondering about the remaining frame up front, then... no, Im not gonna. Too much work, for too little gain.
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Old 12-18-2004, 05:01 AM   #67
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Specially after you plated the frame.....I just did mine and it is a PIA. If my fame was not so "special" I would have just junked it to start.....
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Old 12-19-2004, 12:59 AM   #68
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that looks really clean Brook
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Old 12-19-2004, 10:29 AM   #69
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Quote:
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If my fame was not so "special" ...
Didnt know you were famous ... was it because of the rollover? or your pretty mug??
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:14 PM   #70
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ok, lets keep this on topic eh?

I started out the afternoon by measuring up and bending the passenger side B pillar. It went well, other than trying to hold a 4 foot long protractor with one hand, while trying to get far enough away from it to see if you got the angles right. I ended up having to kick them out away from the cab, because the top tube isnt directly above the lower tube that ties the rock rail to the frame.
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:46 PM   #71
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Getting the out of plane notches in those B pillars was a Bit.... The second side was easier, but out of plane stuff is always confusing. "lets see.. 8.5 degrees to the right, No, to the left, no wait.... the right. Ya, thats it. Sh!t, its the left." lol.

After both sides were fit up, and they both looked symetrical, I went ahead and burned them in. Generally on a project like this most people, myself included, wait until all the tube work is done before they weld everything up. There are a few joints on this cage that have to be welded before the next tube can be installed, so I have been welding out everything before I move on. So far it hasnt burned me... Not yet anyway
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Old 12-19-2004, 07:05 PM   #72
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Man, that last pic... Crazy stuff. Must take some patience to get it to look that good. One fabricatin' fool ! Awesome stuff, Brook.
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Next step was to make the X behind the cab. Because I wanted the drivers side of the cage to be the strongest (there is always a driver, only sometimes a passenger) I made the tube that goes from the drivers upper to the pass lower one piece. This bar also had to have a couple bends in it to clear the cab, and still have a common centerline with the rest of the tubes. One bend at the bottom of the window, and another at the bottom of the cab. In order to get this tube installed, you either have to install it before any of the b pillars are welded in, or you have to compress the cage to to make it "pooch" out, increasing the distance between the nodes at which the tube will be welded. Then you grab a BFDH (big dead blow hammer) and "lightly" tap the tube in place.


The tube that goes from the pass upper, to the drivers lower, is two pieces. Makes things alot easier to handle.
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Old 12-19-2004, 07:11 PM   #74
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It does take a long time. Making all the tubes tie in so that their centerlines share a common point is difficult. I dont get them perfect, but pretty close.
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Old 12-19-2004, 07:46 PM   #75
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Really nice looking welds... Nice looking fab work or machine work is the BEST kind of art work their is...

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