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Old 08-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #152 (permalink)
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All that fancy work and you splice the front hoop/light bar?

Really?

Hopefully I am missing the reason you did that.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #153 (permalink)
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All that fancy work and you splice the front hoop/light bar?

Really?

Hopefully I am missing the reason you did that.
Yeah that way I can put the tube exactly where I want it without wasting any. Is there a problem with that? Don't try to say its weak.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:43 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Cool your jets there man.

I just figured that someone with your skillset would be able to work the tube for a simple 2 bend piece like that pretty easily and not be worried about any waste.

No, I was not referring to it being weak.

A splice like that on the front of the fj, no matter how well you think you are going to blend it, will still be noticeable. Just saying. Unless of course you powdercoat it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Cool your jets there man.

I just figured that someone with your skillset would be able to work the tube for a simple 2 bend piece like that pretty easily and not be worried about any waste.

No, I was not referring to it being weak.

A splice like that on the front of the fj, no matter how well you think you are going to blend it, will still be noticeable. Just saying. Unless of course you powdercoat it.
Sorry for the shit response, didn't quite mean for it to come out that way.

I could definitely bend a piece of tube twice to fit on the bumper, but I really wasn't sure what shape/location I wanted until I saw the tube up there. By building it out of two pieces, you can really see all your options better, rather than scrapping a piece of tube. There is a 3/4" radius all the way around the top of the bumper, which I figured out I wanted to land the tube perfectly on, right where the break in the bumper is. If I was 1/8" off, it wouldn't look right. Over the years, I just realized that splicing tubes like this helps me be more precise, without wasting material. It's just the way I do things, nobody has to agree with it, other than my customers.

Blending a splice to be invisible is not hard, just takes a few steps. The key is to use a file, much like using a block on the side of a fender. Although pictures don't do it justice, I'll post a pic once it's cleaned up, you won't be able to tell its there.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #156 (permalink)
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Looking good Dave. That Shrock bumper is nice. I love the one on my Tacoma. I still need to swing by and check out the shop.
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The hoop looks nice.

do we ever get to see the bracing under the hood?
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #160 (permalink)
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Sorry, forgot about them. More structure to come once we build the interior cage.





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Looks great Brian and Dave!

You guys ever talk about those logos I started.

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Revisiting it now. Might actually take some shots of my FJC and ask you to do a few more chops for wraps.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:29 AM   #164 (permalink)
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Needs an update-

Whats the new axle now that the 60 sold?

How are those new bypasses coming along?
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