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Old 02-07-2007, 03:02 PM   #101 (permalink)
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how much did you pay per foot?
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:47 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I paid 9.75/FT with no shipping charges.

I kinda have a story...bare with me....

I went to a local steel yard and asked about DOM and what they had in stock. The lady didn't even know what it was. I was like "Great!!! This is gonna be an adventure" So i discribed what it was and she called for a guy in the shop to come in so I could talked to him. He said they didn't stock it in anything bigger then say... 1 inch. He could order the size I needed but it would be a special order and would cost me $11.00 per foot plus shipping charges. So I started asking them if they knew of any companies around that deal with the DOM on a regular basis so I could ask them some questions about what size to use and whatnot (I at this point already knew what size I wanted....I just wanted to go somewhere else for a price also). He told me to go down the street to a race car fabrication shop called Vanishing Point Race Cars and talk to those guys.

So I headed down and as soon as I walked in the door it was like I knew these guys and we hung out and drank beer together every weekend. They were kick ass guys. I got a tour of the fab shop and the parts room from Bruce and eventually talked to one of the guys about TIG welders and tubing benders.

Then I was introduced to Keith. He is the Sales Manager. I told him what I needed and what I was using it for, 2"x.25" DOM to build a Y link or 3 link setup for attaching a Dana 60 to the frame of a ranger. We instantly became friends because he was actually working on his Jeep as we spoke AND about to order 2"x.25" DOM for his lower links. So after we talked about Jeep/Truck/rockcrawling/paragon/and off-road in general he said he would get me a price quote on that DOM the next time the company ordered a batch of tubing. So instead of ordering ~20ft for himself he just ordered ~40ft for the two of us. So after a couple weeks the tubing was there and the bill was for 9.75/FT and no shipping charges because it was added to a order of ~1000FT of tubing for the shop.

Great guys! Will deffinitly go back if I ever need tubing,heims or cool stuff

OK, I'm done...
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nice build...



King7765, you might aswell remove that keep paragon open, it shutdown monday and they are planning on a airport
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #104 (permalink)
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heres a few pics from hollister this past weekend Hollister hates me ive decided i fucked up my bed pretty bad the front bumper still isnt done but its on and the truss is pretty much done just need to plate it

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Old 02-08-2007, 05:10 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Build a flat bed that doubles as storage if u want bed space. Or just take it off. I got a pretty cherry one if u want another tho hehe.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:58 PM   #106 (permalink)
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i was gonna flat bed it but i want a full body look i had it just frame before and it was cool but i would lift tires all day long because i had no weight send me a pic of the bed you got
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build a flatbed and skin it or just run what ya got beat up, its not like anyone is gunna expect to see a perfect body on the trails
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i was gonna flat bed it but i want a full body look i had it just frame before and it was cool but i would lift tires all day long because i had no weight send me a pic of the bed you got
I would back half it with skins. the tubing would help keep the bed somwhat straight.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:39 AM   #109 (permalink)
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yea im gonna wheel it and not care for a bit then decide what i want to do i might do an extended cab swap at some point being 6'3 i barely fit in my truck god damn those wheaties
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yea im gonna wheel it and not care for a bit then decide what i want to do i might do an extended cab swap at some point being 6'3 i barely fit in my truck god damn those wheaties

thats one mod i want to do, extended cab but only make it about 2' longer and put a small sleeper in it, im 6'2" and gotta figure out a more comfortable setup for my f150
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Tall bastards....

I shouldn't talk, i'm 6'1"
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So was that a good price per foot or what? No body commented....
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:17 PM   #113 (permalink)
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from what ive heard $9 isnt a bad ppf ive got a hook up so i can get it at cost just gotta go place an order for enough to do my exo and an exo on my buddies ranger but right now im broke as a joke
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:19 PM   #114 (permalink)
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my knees basically hit the dash when im sitting in it it blows so my buddy is gonna get me one from his tow yard in the next few months and ill do it as far as i know its a pretty simple swap you jus have to add another body mount and im getting a new bed anyway so ill have to double bob it and dove tail it alot of friggin work if you ask me but it will be worth it in the end

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I see....

Whats your wheel base?
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:29 PM   #116 (permalink)
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am i on drugs or is your radius arm bent in that last pic
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am i on drugs or is your radius arm bent in that last pic
it does look a little bent to me aswell but it could just be the pic
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it does look a little bent to me aswell but it could just be the pic
to me also?
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i was gonna flat bed it but i want a full body look i had it just frame before and it was cool but i would lift tires all day long because i had no weight send me a pic of the bed you got
I dont have pics and its been raining, but the bed is in really good shape. one decent sized ding on the tailgate, but nothing really else minus a few small dings. paints pretty good too, red. if u really want ill get pics
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its not bent the arm comes to a point like a triangle so i ran off the bottom line for the extentions so the top line of the "triangle of the arm throws it off and makes it look bent fordman send me a pic for sure
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its not bent the arm comes to a point like a triangle so i ran off the bottom line for the extentions so the top line of the "triangle of the arm throws it off and makes it look bent fordman send me a pic for sure
ahh, good to know, ive wheeled on a bent stock arm for a few weekends until someone pointed it out to me
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nice ranger..how are those RA's holdin up with the extra welded on tubing ?? i heard welding on them weakens the crap outta them cause they're cast.. true ?? or just some bs ??
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Its bs, welding on cast if done properyl does not weaken it. Preheat the cast up to 500F or so, then using mig i would go with a higher strength wire (but if you can't get it i wouldn't worry to much), turn up your heat and weld small beads and weld fast (multipass), as you want to keep the haz small, then post heat to about 5-600*f and let cool very slowly. The small beads lessen chances for fawk ups, and the pre/post heats lessens the chances for the cast to become brittle.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:55 AM   #125 (permalink)
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my held up just fine little update i finally took time to get all my lights working and put the exhaust on and took it to get smogged passed with flying colors awesome also on the way back my driver side upper ball joint exploded
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