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Well i had to post some pics of the scout that Fat City is working on also. Should be done by the 19th of Oct. I have more pics of this also but these are just some bumper shots. The front bumper was built for an 8274.

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Sweeeeeeeet. As a Scout owner I can really appreciate the work done to that fine rig...

A few Q's, did you reinforce the end-cap on the rear of the frame, they are notoriously week, especially with a body lift, and a bumper attached? And how big is that F-N fuel cell, or is it for corpse containment? If you get a chance can you post some pics of the cage, I love the design, what material did you use for the cage? Can't wait to see some action shots on the trail.

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>whats the plan for the doors? Looks nice, I should do some work on mine.</STRONG>
The doors? What doors? They will stay just how they are in the first pic.
 

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Excellent rig! I'm thinking the fuel cell will eventually happen to mine too.

I do like those diff covers. Better than this guy:

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btw, what wall thickness tubing are you using?

-John
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The fuel cell is a jazz products 33 gallon. They had to notch the fram to set it in low enough to allow for the extra capacity " beer " cooler. Yes the rear was reinforced as was the front. I'll have to look for some more cage pics but here are a few. They used 1 3/4 120 wall tube. The man is a friggin artist.


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150 quart cooler. Tested and proven to hold 5 cases of beer and 50lbs of ice. YEAH BABY!!!

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Originally posted by Brawler:
<STRONG>The doors? What doors? They will stay just how they are in the first pic.</STRONG>
I'm kinda diggin' the X-'d door area.

On mine on both sides I have some high "rocker bars" more or less - 6"-ish off the floor and roughly paralell to the ground. They're part of an "H" frame for the seat mounts.

On the passenger side, the door-bar starts at the back-bar and drops at an angle down to the front hoop where the "rocker" bar meets.

Great for getting in n' out, but lacks a little mid-section protection.

OTOH, on the driver's side I went with a horizontal door bar from the back bar to the bend at the "dash" in the front hoop.

Too high for most people to climb over, too low to climb under, and just plain in the way.

I was thinking of just going with the angled bar like the pass side has, and maybe a swingout mid-level bar for a little extra protection.. but maybe a full "X" would still let you get in/out easily enough at the bottom of the "V"?

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sweet cage design man, i dig it even though it is a scout! jiMMy
 

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I'm diggin the cooler <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> That would hold enough <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> for a day trip <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Brawler:
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Is that a '44 rear, or a SF 60? What kind of rear-disc setup is that? The ones I've seen all put the rotor BEHIND the wheel flange, this looks like it just slides OVER the wheel studs on the flange - no need to R&R the wheel bearing to put a disc rotor on it (aka you've broken an axle shaft far from home and a machine shop and only have a drum 'shaft handy)

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I like the seat mounts. Mine are currently straight tubes from the bottom of each door area straight across the top of the tunnel.

I was thinking of keeping the same basic layout but hooping the side-to-side bars over the trans tunnel when I move the engine back.

The setup you're running looks like it might be a bit stronger in some ways and certainly easier to position one seat different from the other.

OTOH, if *I* get side-impacted both seats will move away from the impact if the lower door bar folds - and it'll transfer the impact over to the other side of the rig, too.

Also, what's the reasoning behind the bent-ends on the dashbar and backbar? Is it stronger? Looks better? some other reason?

I'm lazy - if a straight, unbent bar will do the job, why make more work for myself? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Hmmmm.. more scheming to be done. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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that is a sweet scout. i like that rack over the fuel cell. diffenately a badass rig
 

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SWEET!!!!!!
 

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Priorities i like it! Keep the beer Protected <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">



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Originally posted by tsm1mt:
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I like the seat mounts. Mine are currently straight tubes from the bottom of each door area straight across the top of the tunnel.

I was thinking of keeping the same basic layout but hooping the side-to-side bars over the trans tunnel when I move the engine back.

The setup you're running looks like it might be a bit stronger in some ways and certainly easier to position one seat different from the other.

OTOH, if *I* get side-impacted both seats will move away from the impact if the lower door bar folds - and it'll transfer the impact over to the other side of the rig, too.

Also, what's the reasoning behind the bent-ends on the dashbar and backbar? Is it stronger? Looks better? some other reason?

I'm lazy - if a straight, unbent bar will do the job, why make more work for myself? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Hmmmm.. more scheming to be done. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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yes it's a rear 44.
From what i understand most people try to use rotors from a front scout 44 and you have do do some wierd stuff to make them work. I called tsm and bought there rotors for 120 bucks. All they are is ford 5 x 5 1/2 rotors. They need to be what is referred to as a hat rotor.

The reason behind the bend is most likely for looks. The cage is not done yet. There will be some triangulation and a few braces here and there. The cage ties into the frame. I am using beard front buckets extra wide and a beard bench in the rear.

The "cooler" rack was made specific to that cooler. It practicly snaps in it fits so good.

Thanks for all the feedback. I am extremely happy with there work and creativity.
 

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Originally posted by mighty duck:
<STRONG>this might seems stupid but whyd u/they cover up the back light cutouts?</STRONG>

Actually all the light holes except the front headlights are filled in. They will be sanded and filled to smoothness and then the body painted. The reason ... haven't seen it before and it adds another little bit of originality to it.
 

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dude what about filling up with gas when there's a cooler full of beer and ice.

I still like the concept though...sweet scout. hopefully mine will be set-up like that in a year or so.
 

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get gas first then beer run! jIMMy
 
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