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Old 03-27-2004, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As promised... Lop's "super" steering



AS most of you know, my love of "super" shit both annoys and entertains me daily. Although I've never made fun of "super" stuff.

So yeah. I've thrashed and trashed. Acknowledged the shit I repsect and been there through the Massy hears and Strong's pink cages... Well, now it's your turn. :lookingovermyshouldernervously: I finally (IMHO) have something to pull my boxers down and shine my ass at you about (DISCLAIMER: Please disregard all other perceived bootyfab, it's not my fault, all I have is 4 and 7 inch angle grinders, 1/2 inch drill press and a beer fridge in my garage next to my trusty old red Lincoln "buzz box") :true:

Fun and joke aside... I did say I'd post up when my interpretation of the right way to hydro assist was done... so, true to my word (zzzzziiiiiiiiippppppp) it came out tits. Pass the Ritz. Flame away. Fuck off. You cant piss me off, so how'd I do?

(plasma is on my list, so shut up!) marking and cutting the "ring" idea I came up with in a brain fart.
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Old 03-27-2004, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cut with a good ol fashioned guide (2x4 slab of scrap of box tube laying up against my fence), then it's all about grinding and drilling.
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, that funky look'n thing was cut with a 'cira 1960-something Victor. Seen the new ones? No thanks. My old solid 100% brass bitch is priceless.

With no digital equipement, a sole eyeball and several beers, only three out of ten case bolts needed a slight "massaging" to get the ring tight as a nunn's ass. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you noted on the last pic, the Sharpie freehand style points I went for, you win. Calculated with a $5.99 '25 tape measure from Home Repo and some very accute alcohol induced design engineering, the damn thing just about did me right. Wait, this is starting to look good. WTF??
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Got one of these? I did'nt until I hit this project. WTF was I thinking? Better yet, WTF was my brother in law, a top notch high end finish trim carpenter doing crown molding in wineries which have ceilings like freak'n churches in Italy who's been using a contour gage for years and has watched me suffer for many hours trying to eye-ball shit while building HIS rig yet never told me about these beauties???? Yeah, I'm stumped too. Nevertheless, I'm a happy camper now. $9.95 at home ripoff again. GET ONE!
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I shelve myself with those that have some pretty accomplished welding skills. I'm in the back row somewhere, but on the shelf nonetheless. Not pretty, sure... but good to go, yup. 6013 is my shit. I can make it shine. So nickel rod at 75 amps and $2 a stick had me confused. Hmmm... After burning half a rod of Seagull shit, it made sense. Kinda like burn'n a fatty. Slow... down... Dont attack the groove, let it come to you. (my best hippie imitation)

Anyway, the other side of the hiem end of the ram from the "ring" I made had to be welded to the housing. Had to? I would say yes. Just the ring and those 10 case bolts, even though they were replaced with grade 8 muthas... no good. too much wiggle room. So one side is welded and the other on the ring. check it.
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I GOTTA stop welding in shorts. But. I hate pants so much, the pain is mearly a down payment.
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Mock up fo da tie rod side...

Note: 91 Chevrolet 3500 front ends come with a standard size "Sharpie Holder" (see center lower in picture). It's rumored this aparatus is a steering dampener mount, please do not be fooled.
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Thought I was talk'n shit about my stick welding?
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The old SBC had'nt been warm in over 6 months. Same with the Red Top. Stuck the connects on with a wiggle (no wrench) and... "VAARAAA VARAA VARAAA.. BOOOOOOOOOM.. BLUB BLUB BLUB BLUB.... " Same ol same ol. God loves Chevy.

Blindly hooked it all up. Cycled it. Top off and do it all over again... And I'm turning the knuckles by hand on the steering linkage. No problemo. Fin.
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I even bling'd it out with paint, Kstrong style.
K... I'm tired. Cant wait to see from you all what I fuk'd up.
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FAW-KIN TITS!

very nice for minimal fab tools.....welcome to my booty-fab world.

good job Lop.
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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awesome dude, especially your commentaries

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The old SBC had'nt been warm in over 6 months. Same with the Red Top. Stuck the connects on with a wiggle (no wrench) and... "VAARAAA VARAA VARAAA.. BOOOOOOOOOM.. BLUB BLUB BLUB BLUB.... " Same ol same ol. God loves Chevy.
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nice to see someone doing this shit without 11tybillion dollars worth of tools

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Slick design. Clean fab. Good welds. (It work?)
...Might want to gusset between the two tie rod plates.. keep 'em from wantin' to fold over.. Otherwise... patent it, mass fab it 'n' get rich!
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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too all of us low budget wheeler/ builders


nice fab work man
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Old 03-28-2004, 06:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Wow you really went all the way their killer. That looks like a can of "Rustoleum" rather than the Walmart "Colorplace" flatblack rattlecan
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Kick ass Lop.. I too would probably gusset the tow plates on the tie rod, just for fawks sake.. and there's no such thing as TOO beefy...
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Dude, that is really nice, mind if I copy the idea??
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I had lost all hope I had completely abandoned this section of the board ( been hanging out in the freebie section, down in classified land. )

I decide to clickity click my way up here to see what the citizen dildo's have to say and I see this trully remarkable post.

It's good to see some of the old timers piping up and gettting their pristine bootyfab up in this bitch once again!

I applaud you in all areas. Form, Function Execution and Intoxication.


I hope to be tackling the task of ram mounting soon.
HAHAH I said ram Mounting.

Mine will be different but this deffinetly get's me thinking of other ways to mount the bitch.
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Nice work.

And prolly the funniest how-to I've seen in a while.
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nice to see someone doing this shit without 11tybillion dollars worth of tools

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Ditto.

Nice work, working with what you have and not bitching that it can't be done without a CNC milling machine, and 40 lbs. of cro-mo.

Good job.
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Kick ass Lop.. I too would probably gusset the tow plates on the tie rod, just for fawks sake.. and there's no such thing as TOO beefy...
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You are kidding right? You see how much surface area that weld has? That thing would hold full hydro no prob. But thanks for the informative post
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:04 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I don't see 1 single spare katoom, or BRP part in the whole mess.
better go back and redo her.......

awesome write up............ nothing 10 beers won't fix for that
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I'm highly disappointed.

There's no missing toes or fingers, only one semi-inury, and no zip ties or duct tape. What the hell kinda fab job is this?

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