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X2elite 12-11-2009 09:23 AM

Exo cage build thread... .with pics! (Updated 12/17/09)
 
Got rid of the Nates4x4 front bumper. Looks like I will have a much better approach angle now. Also moved the winch back about 3", and up close to 7".


http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2..._/IMG_0029.jpg


Bumper finished.....Working on the rest of the front clip....


http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2..._/IMG_0034.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2..._/IMG_0033.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2..._/IMG_0032.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2..._/IMG_0030.jpg

Started on the roof bars

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2..._/IMG_0035.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2..._/IMG_0036.jpg

Added B-pillars and some gussets, but we are waiting on a delivery of more tubing so it is on hold til tomorrow probably.

http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o...buggy007-1.jpg
http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o...rebuggy008.jpg
http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o...rebuggy009.jpg
http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o...rebuggy010.jpg
http://i341.photobucket.com/albums/o...rebuggy011.jpg


My buddy Heath is doing all the fab work, and I am helping as much as I possibly can. My welding/cutting skills are good, but I don't have a bender (and if I did I doubt I could come close to his skills). I will post up pics as we make more progress.

Gnl.Weirdness 12-11-2009 09:33 AM

very impressive man, keep it coming.

X2elite 12-11-2009 09:47 AM

Thanks man, I am thinking about painting "Hammered finish silver" once it is completely finished. Will also redo my sliders and rear bumper in the same color.

lowicz96 12-11-2009 12:04 PM

I love how mean it looks in the 3rd pic, good job

multisonic 12-11-2009 12:08 PM

thats awesome. if i ever learn to weld better i would love to do this.

KINGJB 12-11-2009 01:29 PM

lookin good.

PepperRedXJ 12-11-2009 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowicz96 (Post 8458161)
I love how mean it looks in the 3rd pic, good job

Looks very... "Angry"? :rofl::rofl:

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u...G_0033copy.jpg

But all kidding aside, Very nice work man, really coming together nicely. :cheers:

X2elite 12-11-2009 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by multisonic (Post 8458185)
thats awesome. if i ever learn to weld better i would love to do this.

The welding is the easy part.... I can weld, but I'd give just about anything to be able to bend tube like Heath.

X2elite 12-11-2009 02:37 PM

Seriously guys, thanks for all the responses. I am pretty happy with how it is turning out so far, can't wait to test it out! HAHA

ReconMill 12-11-2009 02:42 PM

Saw this over on Naxja. Lookin good!

AustinTexasXJ 12-11-2009 03:33 PM

looking damn good!

looks like my buddy Jeremy's

lathan888 12-11-2009 05:16 PM

is there enough room in case you ever need to replace the windshield?

X2elite 12-11-2009 05:36 PM

Yeah we purposely left enough room.... There will actually be some bracing running from the top bar to the cowl when we are done but it will be bolt in for that reason.

PDBreske 12-11-2009 06:22 PM

That looks great! Can't wait to see it done.

RussoGuitar 12-11-2009 11:49 PM

what size tube is that? 1.75 or 2?


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