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Old 03-31-2012, 12:29 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Plates for the transmission and doubler cross members cut from 0.250" steel. I am going to tie my rock sliders into these plates as well.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:38 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Here are some shots of the motor mounts after they were welded in, and after metal finishing the fish plates with the grinder...that took some time.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:46 PM   #128 (permalink)
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A few more of the motor mounts and frame:
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:56 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Forgot to mention...I dropped the Cummins in for a test fit before final welding on the motor mounts.

Here are a couple of pics from when the 6BT was set in:
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:08 PM   #130 (permalink)
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I was planning on doing a few tweaks to the P7100 on the Cummins and calling it good...but I decided that I wanted to build it up a little more.

I decided to build it for about 450-500hp, this meant that the "bread-van" flexplate and wave-ring spacer would be the definite weak-link...so I sold it off and upgraded to the billet Destroked adapter and flexplate pictured. Destroked told me that there are a number of pulling trucks using their Th400 adapter and flexplate running 1,200+ fl/lbs of torque with no issues. Needless to say I shouldn't have to worry about my flexplate grenading now.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:11 PM   #131 (permalink)
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This meant that I had to change my motor mounts since I was no longer using the "bread van" adapter I needed to remove the tilt. So I went back to Solidworks and make some changes.

Here is what I came up with (I spent a little more time and made a better animation):

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:16 PM   #132 (permalink)
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So I broke out the cutting torch and cut off the intermediate mounts:
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:19 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Here are the re-designed intermediate mounts and the block mounts after being laser cut and welded up:
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:28 PM   #134 (permalink)
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In preparation to get the front axle back under the Scout I decided I better start cutting out the inner fenders and fenders.

Here is how I cut out a section of the inner fenders for clearance. I replaced the cut out section with 12 gauge steel plate and welded it in:
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:33 PM   #135 (permalink)
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I ordered two front sets of Silverback fender flares from Wild Horses so I could cut out my fenders for clearance. These were designed to fit an early Bronco so I got two front sets so I didn't have issues with the Bronco body line since they are molded into the flares.

I heated them up with the heat gun and widened them out quite a bit. On the front set I also had to cut the flares a significant amount...you'll notice in the pics:
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:42 PM   #136 (permalink)
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Getting the frame, firewall, inner fender, etc. prepped for some paint:
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Here is a pic with the new intermediate motor mounts welded in for the Destroked adapter.

Also notice the firewall...I cut the firewall/tranny tunnel for clearance on the Th475 and welded in some new sheet metal. I cut off the pinch rail on the firewall and ran a bead around it. I also welded up all of the factory holes in the firewall that I didn't need.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #138 (permalink)
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After paint...almost ready to put the front axle back under the Scout.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:57 PM   #139 (permalink)
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I threw a tow strap around the front Rockwell, and using the overhead lift inside the shop I lifted it up enough to bolt on the tires and wheels.

Next I rolled it out under the Scout.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:03 PM   #140 (permalink)
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Pulled out the u-bolts and u-bolt plates and bolted it in:
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Next out came the 3" body lift and in went some new poly body bushings:
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:15 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Here's with one of the front fenders on.

I think the fender flares came out pretty good considering they were made for a Bronco...just took a while to slowly trim the flare where needed.

I was very pleased with the Wild Horses flares, they are urethane based so they will not crack and shatter like the brittle ABS flares I have had in the past...perfect for off-road use.
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:32 PM   #145 (permalink)
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It's starting to look like a Scout again.

Here are a couple of pics with the body lift removed and with one of the front fenders put back on. The front of the Scout is sitting around 1.50" higher than the rear of the Scout. Once I put the Cummins, Th475, and doubler in it should settle and sit even, I think it will drop about 2.50" in the front and around 0.75" in the rear...we'll see, no calcs just an intuitive estimate.

What do you guys think?
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x2. Very impressive work. Definitely top notch work

It looks badass
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Amazing fab work! What is the wheelbase going to be now?
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Off the Friggin' hook! Can someone say badass! Hopefully see ya on the trail this summer and check it out!
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Seriously, you are taking this to a whole other level! Bad Ass! I really am digging the frame plating and all the "little" things that you are doing.

Did you have any thoughts about making fender flares from tubing, kinda like Metal Cloaks fenders for Heeps rather than the Bushwacker style you used?
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