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Old 12-21-2002, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A little tube work

Was going to do this after X-mas, but it was a cold rainy day today so I dug in.



Damn formulas! I hosed the first attempt. Second time around I just drew the damn thing in Solidworks.



It has a kinda sinister look now. Going to work on cutting the rockers off next, then the dash gets some loving.





Oh yeah, looky what Santa brought me. I think they are going down to the shop with me tommorow.

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Old 12-21-2002, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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fawking sweet dude i'm trying to talk the better half into a bender and a new welder so i can tube mine also , killer web sight also by the way rock on
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Old 12-22-2002, 04:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thats bitchin looking. clean lines and a wicked look, good stuff
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Very looking Chris I like.....
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Old 12-22-2002, 06:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I like the bend of the front end. I especially dig that last piece of token sheet metal
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Old 12-22-2002, 06:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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sweet!!!! whatcha gonna use for headlights? dont look like the stock ones would fit right anymore.
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Old 12-22-2002, 07:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i dig it!
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Old 12-22-2002, 07:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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excellent............as usual...
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Old 12-22-2002, 08:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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damn chris that is aweet can't wait to see it in person
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Old 12-22-2002, 09:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Needs a few more tubes
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Old 12-22-2002, 10:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Wow! Looks pretty wicked. Can't wait to see more pics. Oh, and nice seats! ~Steve
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Old 12-22-2002, 11:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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howdy,
[email protected] i wish i had a tube bender. that is looking great. that thing is totally looken. makes it
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Old 12-22-2002, 12:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Looks great. Keep the pics coming as you go.
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I'm gonna be the odd duck and say I don't like it. But guess what? It's not mine.

I liked the previous one better. Was there a reason (design flaw in the old one?) for the redesign, or were you just in the mood to change something?
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Wow! Looks Awesome Chris. I cant wait to get my bender
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Fawkin sweet dude. I'm going to tube the front of mine this summer. You don't mind if I use yours as inspriation do you?
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Old 12-22-2002, 05:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Nice ...looks great! How did you attach it at the tub end?
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Old 12-22-2002, 07:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm gonna be the odd duck and say I don't like it. But guess what? It's not mine.

I liked the previous one better. Was there a reason (design flaw in the old one?) for the redesign, or were you just in the mood to change something?
Well, the old front end was 1", .120 wall and didn't match the back end, nor was it tied in to the back. Better than sheetmetal and at the time I had bashed up the front pretty good. I wanted to tie everything together and make it able to withstand a good roll. I am also going to try and eliminate the rockers, rework the dash and tie the seats into the cage. Here's an update. I worked on some of the little details today, they sure seem to suck down the time. Reccessed the winch and moved the fairlead out of harms way, got the headlights mounted and fabricated a grill.



So far the tub is tied in via some plates which bolt to the old upper door hinge. I have to dig into the rockers before I make any other connections.
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Old 12-23-2002, 05:35 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Fawkin sweet dude. I'm going to tube the front of mine this summer. You don't mind if I use yours as inspriation do you?
Nope, go ahead.
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Hummm.....Right click save as....... Putting in to my over night letter to santa!!


That looks great!!!
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Looks great! I was wondering why you tore the front off...this explains alot. go have a for a job well done!
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Looks great chris!!

I would maybe take a tube or 2 from the hood bar and bend it down to the frame rails and mount your shocks to it.....Support it a bit more during a roll over, and maybe give the shock mounting a little cleaner look.....

I really like the front of that though!

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Looks good, I like the front.
Keep the token sheet metal for ID purposes.

How did you tie it into the back portion of the cage?
Are you still running portions of the stock frame?
pics?
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Looks great chris!!

I would maybe take a tube or 2 from the hood bar and bend it down to the frame rails and mount your shocks to it.....Support it a bit more during a roll over, and maybe give the shock mounting a little cleaner look.....

I really like the front of that though!
Yep, in the works. I'd also like to tie the lower portion of the firewall in somehow, especially if I gut the four remaing body mounts.
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Looks good, I like the front.
Keep the token sheet metal for ID purposes.

How did you tie it into the back portion of the cage?
Are you still running portions of the stock frame?
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Check out my web page, hit the Project MP link. This all started out as a "build a new buggy project" but turned in to a "why not just use what I got" project Oh, and I have the entire frame under there still.
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