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Old 08-27-2006, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Un-Bending Mustard Dogs X-Chassis

A few weeks ago I had a little rollover while sliding sideways at speed into desertoys driveway, rig got bent up pretty good.

From the front it's a little hard to see unless you know what to look for.
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The passenger side at the a-pillar was bent down close to 3/4".
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That bend transfered all the way down to the bottom tube and broke off the front-most side bracing tube.
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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desertoy had a couple pieces of I beam layed into the slab of his shop floor so we chained the chassis down to that.
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Added a few blocks, a 20 ton bottle jack and went to town.
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A chain under 20 tons of pressure makes a loud noise when it breakes, this happened four times
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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After we got the side straightened out we tackled the a-pillar. Took a Hi-Lift and ran it diagonaly across the cockpit to the bent section of tube and went back to town.
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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After all that is was pretty damn straight

Had to handle a couple other small repairs, and toss on the new wheels and tires, button it all up.
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Toss in a poseur shot just for good measure
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Who ended up with the old tires? Looks good, why dont you paint that thing
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Old 08-27-2006, 05:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Who ended up with the old tires? Looks good, why dont you paint that thing
I bent up one of the wheels pretty bad in the crash, but Mike Wazowski bought them for his F-Toy.

I meant to paint it during this summer but d-toy and I still have work to do on both our rigs (and time just got away), so it looks like we'll wheel them this season then tear them down after the Bender Jambo
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Old 08-27-2006, 05:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 08-27-2006, 05:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey mine fixed that easy the first couple of times


Thats a nice looking rig for sure.

I was expecting to see some fine woodwork in the int/ dash though
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have all ways thought those chassis needed more support for the a pillars. Ever thought about adding another tube there? Maybe even more support all the way down to the slider/rocker bar? Sure wouldn't hurt.
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I have all ways thought those chassis needed more support for the a pillars. Ever thought about adding another tube there? Maybe even more support all the way down to the slider/rocker bar? Sure wouldn't hurt.
Here we go again!!! Car looks nice. Between you , haywood and ours who will be the first to bend it up again
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Here we go again!!! Car looks nice. Between you , haywood and ours who will be the first to bend it up again
Well maybe if ya beefed it up alittle......................it wouldn't keep bending

and Mustard Dog, the car is looking pretty nice.
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Read unbending benttoys f-toy. Desert-toy talks about more braceing and why to much is not a good idea.
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Mike Wazowski bought them for his F-Toy.
This Mike Wazowski?


Hey get that thing done, we have more plans for you young man
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Nice job on the wheels , Eric. Powdercoat , paint??
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Powdercoat on the wheels, nice stuff. Thanks for the hookup Josh, I'll definately be pimping you guys, send me a couple stickers if you can.

cavey, I'm bringing it home next weekend to have the trans fixed (no reverse for some reason), then it's ready to roll, again
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Cool. Alex will be around for the Marlin Roundup, get with him.
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Read unbending benttoys f-toy. Desert-toy talks about more braceing and why to much is not a good idea.
I didn't say to go crazy with the tubes. Alot of the comp buggies with a similar style roof line run a double A pillar.
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I agree with you that the A pillar on the X-Chassis and F-toys could be stronger. They seem to have less gusseting and triangulation in the roof than most others. If the owners are happy with them I guess they are good enough.
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That bend transfered all the way down to the bottom tube and broke off the front-most side bracing tube.
Was it the square tube that broke? Was it the weld or did the tube give out?
John, do you think a tube like this would help with some of the roof issues like this and Benttoy's rig?


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Or is it a waste of time?If it would work, would it have roughly the same effect if it was moved about 5-7 inches to the left in the picture to make it easier to get in and out?
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Was it the square tube that broke? Was it the weld or did the tube give out?
John, do you think a tube like this would help with some of the roof issues like this and Benttoy's rig?


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Or is it a waste of time?If it would work, would it have roughly the same effect if it was moved about 5-7 inches to the left in the picture to make it easier to get in and out?

This is what Im doing. I have a grab handle that is partially in the picture. I think it will be about the same as having the bar where you do.
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