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Today 10:52 AM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by scottapher View Post
Everything takes time, and you are pouring effort back into a skill that is obviously paying off! You keep us normal folk inspired to try more
Thanks again Scott
Yesterday 10:15 AM
scottapher
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Originally Posted by mcutler1 View Post
Thank You, don't know that my name should be listed anywhere near JR

I'll be looking for the first deposit check
Everything takes time, and you are pouring effort back into a skill that is obviously paying off! You keep us normal folk inspired to try more
12-13-2019 01:08 PM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by waterhorse View Post
I'm glad you keep on here. I've never been on IG and don't really want to start a new media. I tried with FB and didn't like it. (Maybe I didn't give it a chance)

Anyways, just because you might not get a lot of comments doesn't mean a lot of people are not watching. Lots of times we just want to stare in awe.

When I win the lottery, you and JR will be employed for life. I've got lots of projects in my head that I don't have time or money or the ability to to do justice to. Lol.

Thank You, don't know that my name should be listed anywhere near JR

I'll be looking for the first deposit check
12-13-2019 12:57 PM
waterhorse I'm glad you keep on here. I've never been on IG and don't really want to start a new media. I tried with FB and didn't like it. (Maybe I didn't give it a chance)

Anyways, just because you might not get a lot of comments doesn't mean a lot of people are not watching. Lots of times we just want to stare in awe.

When I win the lottery, you and JR will be employed for life. I've got lots of projects in my head that I don't have time or money or the ability to to do justice to. Lol.
12-13-2019 11:06 AM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by ajm8127 View Post
Matt, you do absolutely incredible work. I read through the Manche build and just finished this thread up to now. I love that you started out of necessity to support your hobby. Not everyone has the personality to develop the metal working skills you have and even fewer can also be effective designers with an eye for aesthetics. Keep it up!

I'm in research mode for an upcoming project and look forward to following your work for inspiration. Your openness to share should be admired and it really makes places like Pirate what they are.
I appreciate your acknowledgement of my sickness... my wife still doesn't get it. lol

Pirate and NC4x4 are where my learning began after i graduated from print magazines. I am a sponge, and not narrow minded; I can always open my opinions to new and old ideas and designs. I also appreciate all the years of content that came before me and wish I had more time to go way back and read thousands of threads with great content.

It's a bit sad in the loss of tech on the boards, but new methods of sharing pop up everyday. I will continue to keep posting here, and NC, as well as following others tech in those places.

I can honestly say, with prejudice to most forms of social media , that Instagram is the newest form. I will not do Facebook. (I know its the same provider...) There isn't a good way to catalog the tech in IG, but Hashtags are the best option there so far. I try to tag all my post with a build name, ex.- #wingetbuggy. If everyone would start tagging their tech with a subject matter or build name, and then we could subscribe to the tag. As of now, I must follow a couple thousand people to view all the information that interests me. That's a lot of shit to sift through:

I'm still learning and will continue to provide others with my methods in hopes it will help someone progress at a bit faster rate than the trial and error approach.

Thanks again, Matt
12-13-2019 10:13 AM
ajm8127 Matt, you do absolutely incredible work. I read through the Manche build and just finished this thread up to now. I love that you started out of necessity to support your hobby. Not everyone has the personality to develop the metal working skills you have and even fewer can also be effective designers with an eye for aesthetics. Keep it up!

I'm in research mode for an upcoming project and look forward to following your work for inspiration. Your openness to share should be admired and it really makes places like Pirate what they are.
11-30-2019 10:16 AM
06silverback
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Originally Posted by mcutler1 View Post
That's kinda what I figured.

Only issue I had with it was in checking the straightness of the housing with an alignment bar. Had to check at the tube end at the inner C, rather than through the unit bearings.

Good work following up with questions and knowledge on your parts[emoji106].

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Not a problem, Iím happy to answer questions when I can. Good looking build, Iíll be following it.
11-30-2019 08:02 AM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by 06silverback View Post
Good question. -3* camber seemed to have the best adjustability for me with testing. Ran as true negative camber itís been shown to decrease scrub radius and the bushing can be turned to achieve different combinations of neg camber/neg knuckle caster
That's kinda what I figured.

Only issue I had with it was in checking the straightness of the housing with an alignment bar. Had to check at the tube end at the inner C, rather than through the unit bearings.

Good work following up with questions and knowledge on your parts[emoji106].

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11-30-2019 07:17 AM
06silverback
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Originally Posted by mcutler1 View Post
I anticipated that would happen, non-issue.

Cool.

Is -3į camber a standard grind for you or was that customer requested? Strictly for better street manners or some other reason.

I like a neg degree or two for go fast, just curious.

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Good question. -3* camber seemed to have the best adjustability for me with testing. Ran as true negative camber itís been shown to decrease scrub radius and the bushing can be turned to achieve different combinations of neg camber/neg knuckle caster
11-29-2019 08:05 PM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by 06silverback View Post
Sometimes the cup can warp from welding slightly and need a little on the inside to slide the bearing in. If you have any questions or any issues donít hesitate to reach me. Iím also going to offer the upgrade to the Race Series tapered split bushing for those with existing kits.

Itís going to appear in CRAWL in the ďProving GroundsĒ section for new products to the market. Been talking to them nearly a year about it. It will then have an installation and performance write-up (prob Spring).
I anticipated that would happen, non-issue.

Cool.

Is -3į camber a standard grind for you or was that customer requested? Strictly for better street manners or some other reason.

I like a neg degree or two for go fast, just curious.

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11-29-2019 07:25 PM
06silverback
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Originally Posted by mcutler1 View Post
Everything went together well. Had to put a little finish on the cup once welding was complete. Looking forward to a long term report on them.

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Sometimes the cup can warp from welding slightly and need a little on the inside to slide the bearing in. If you have any questions or any issues donít hesitate to reach me. Iím also going to offer the upgrade to the Race Series tapered split bushing for those with existing kits.

Itís going to appear in CRAWL in the ďProving GroundsĒ section for new products to the market. Been talking to them nearly a year about it. It will then have an installation and performance write-up (prob Spring).
11-29-2019 11:20 AM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by 06silverback View Post
Were you happy with the Balljoint Delete Kit? Thatís my product so I like following up when I see it out there. Iím releasing a Race Series soon thatís got a 7075 split bushing with a taper
Everything went together well. Had to put a little finish on the cup once welding was complete. Looking forward to a long term report on them.

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11-29-2019 11:03 AM
06silverback
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Originally Posted by mcutler1 View Post
Yes, appear to be from f450. Couldn't say on fitment Chris. They were delivered to me directly from East Coast Gear with the c's installed and fully welded. I installed the 05 knuckles and ball joint eliminators.

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Were you happy with the Balljoint Delete Kit? Thatís my product so I like following up when I see it out there. Iím releasing a Race Series soon thatís got a 7075 split bushing with a taper
11-27-2019 02:18 PM
waterhorse I usually like the way you keep your work shop neat, but I can't agree with the way you store clamps.
11-27-2019 10:19 AM
mcutler1 Works like a charm...





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11-26-2019 05:36 PM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by chris demartini View Post
Nice work as usual. Are those ultimate 60 inner C's on the trail gear axles? How was the fitment of those on the tubes?
Yes, appear to be from f450. Couldn't say on fitment Chris. They were delivered to me directly from East Coast Gear with the c's installed and fully welded. I installed the 05 knuckles and ball joint eliminators.

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11-26-2019 03:44 PM
chris demartini Nice work as usual. Are those ultimate 60 inner C's on the trail gear axles? How was the fitment of those on the tubes?
11-26-2019 07:45 AM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by GiS View Post
Nice work as always Matt, the I-Beam/Trailing Arm fixture station makes perfect sense and as you say .. way more efficient if you can jump back and forth between both arms when welding them out.

With a heim at each end, and the shock eyes mounting above center-line, what approach will you take to prevent wobble of the arms?
Thanks buddy.

It's been done successfully with just having bushings in the shock tabs to lock the tabs to the shock eye. I do run a couple small beads between the jamb nut and the insert on the leading hiem for security.

I've prepped a couple u4 cars with this implemented, bomber car and an Ifs car.

Something like this bushing...



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11-26-2019 07:37 AM
GiS Nice work as always Matt, the I-Beam/Trailing Arm fixture station makes perfect sense and as you say .. way more efficient if you can jump back and forth between both arms when welding them out.

With a heim at each end, and the shock eyes mounting above center-line, what approach will you take to prevent wobble of the arms?
11-25-2019 04:22 PM
mcutler1 So much to catch up with... tail gear rock assault 9's going under Watford buggy.























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11-25-2019 04:20 PM
mcutler1 Custom parts require custom homemade tools. Having #cncplasma for a year now has really expanded my thinking and love of fixturing to easier build more accurate and distinctive parts. I recently built this kick ass I- beam axle housing fixture along with fixtures for the @weldtables . And rather than having this large apparatus take up space when not in need, I decided it could double as a rotisserie for building trailing arms. I came up with this so I may simultaneously build and weld both arms at the same time with the cooling time between welds being shared. Not to mention spun around for the most comfortable welding position.



Trailing arms incoming..
















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11-25-2019 04:18 PM
mcutler1 Man I've fallen behind..

Mo work




















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09-13-2019 08:40 PM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by AccuTune Offroad View Post
Love it, thanks for the updates!
Thanks Ryan!

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09-13-2019 05:21 PM
AccuTune Offroad Love it, thanks for the updates!
09-12-2019 09:46 PM
mcutler1
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Originally Posted by giles45shop View Post
Thanks for the extra details, I was going to ask about that as I was starting to do some research into what was needed to start playing. Time to order some more tools
No problem. After I did my first panel or two, I did spend a little more on layout tools- rivet fan, counter sinks, auto center punch, rivet cutter- so you can order 1/2 length and cut to cover nearly any thickness you may fasten.

This stuff certainly isn't needed for the do it yourself, but to be more efficient for profit.

Good places to start: and get ready if your a tool freak to be overwhelmed...

www.rivetsinstock.com

www.aircraft-tool.com

www.hansonrivet.com

And of course mcmaster-carr

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