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Old 01-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Got a few updates, hood bars are in, radiator tacked in.








Made some tabs for the front shocks and got them tacked in
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Also started working on the exhaust. I'm gonna see how the strait pipe works out and if I hate it I will add a muffler later on.

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #28 (permalink)
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So what do you guys think about mounting batteries like this. I'm trying to find a location that is easily accessible but out of the way as much as possible. I like it but don't know if there are any major reasons I shouldn't do it. They are going to be optima yellows btw.



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Old 01-04-2012, 04:43 PM   #29 (permalink)
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do you have any pics on how you mounted your seats? i just got some corbeau seats and need ideas!
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #30 (permalink)
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do you have any pics on how you mounted your seats? i just got some corbeau seats and need ideas!
I will put some pics up tonight.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The optimas can be mounted in any orientation so that will work. The only thing you might consider is getting the weight down lower. I moved a bunch of weight down and toward the center in version 1.2 of my rig and it made a remarkable difference. It was noticably more stable and I could drive it off it's side because the weight was down so low. Progress looks good
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Here's how I have my floor setup. I used ruff stuff's seat belt tabs to mount my seats and seat belts in double shear.



Had to drill the tabs on the seats to make them fit, and I used some 1/2" bolts with cotter pins holding them in place so the whole thing can come out really easy.

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Here's how I have my floor setup. I used ruff stuff's seat belt tabs to mount my seats and seat belts in double shear.

Had to drill the tabs on the seats to make them fit, and I used some 1/2" bolts with cotter pins holding them in place so the whole thing can come out really easy.
Details look a lot like mine. No complaints here 3 years later.

Looking good--keep it up!
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:27 AM   #34 (permalink)
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thanks for the seat mount pics! looks clean and simple!
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:26 PM   #35 (permalink)
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what headlights are you using?
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #36 (permalink)
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They are KC slimlight series driving lights. It's a tight fit on the driver side because of the whinch lever for free spooling, but it fits perfect. I think Hella also sells some sort of slim light.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:09 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Well I got bored and haven't been on here in a long time so I figured I would bring my old thread back to life and put up some pics.


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nice work. i swear the crack alt line on sun bonnet looks just like that. if you make it out to the hammers i will take you there.
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nice work. i swear the crack alt line on sun bonnet looks just like that. if you make it out to the hammers i will take you there.
Do you mean this one? Sun Bonnet trail. Johnson Valley the Hammers - YouTube
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Looking good!

I've never taken the optional line, Hobie. I'll go!
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no its another one.

its this one at :45 sec

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no its another one.

its this one at :45 sec

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I like the flop at the end of that video. The only person who didn't know it was coming was the driver. Hijack sorry


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oh i knew it was coming. i just figured since mike and john were outside, they must see it from a different angle and it must be good. it had been over a year since i took a spot from anyone. that proves why i don't have spotters when i wheel
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