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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #76
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Time to start putting the back end together. As I said before, couldn't find a deal on a rear tub section, so I'm going to make my own panels to go in. I plan on covering most of the work with corner armor and the belt rails for the soft top
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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #77
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As you can see here, I've got the inner sections done. The rear shock towers come into passenger compartment a little. If you look under the floor section, there is a 4" gap down to the rear section of frame. I will raise that section of frame since a fuel cell will go in behind the rear seat.

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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #78
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For someone who hates sheet metal work, I'm pretty proud of making this side panel. I clamped the flat sheet between two pieces of angle and beat it with a rubber mallet. Where I needed to make a really sharp bend, I scored it with a cut off wheel on a 4.5" grinder, then went back an welded up the score and ground it flush. Should have spent the money on another tub. Lol

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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #79
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lookin good bruh..I got jack and squat done today...no wait I did get the big dj cleaned out and no longer a storage area for parts for little dj...lol...
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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:29 PM   #80
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Here is a better pic

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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:30 PM   #81
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It official, grinding and welding on Line-X will take years off of your life. This stuff sucks.

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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #82
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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:34 PM   #83
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Still have a lot to do before I can weld the back, but I wanted to see what it would look like.

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Unread 09-22-2013, 11:26 PM   #84
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Keep it up I like where its going. Frame off custom is the only way to get what you want sometimes.
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Unread 09-22-2013, 11:37 PM   #85
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what model miller you got it looks a lot like the one I have...only in tru redneck fashion I sometimes carry mine around in the wheelbarrow...lol
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Unread 09-23-2013, 05:21 AM   #86
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I have a millermatic 175 that I run on 230 amps. Also have a miller spectrum 375 X treme plasma that I love
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Unread 09-23-2013, 05:44 AM   #87
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I have a millermatic 175 that I run on 230 amps. Also have a miller spectrum 375 X treme plasma that I love
ha..i knew it looked like the one I have...lol..kinda wishing I had bought a different plasma cutter....I hade longevity...it used to work awesome then it died...lol...which is ok I guess its still under warrantee...but they want 160$ to ship it to and from cali to fix it...its also my tig so I need to send it off but hard to justify that expense at the moment...
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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #88
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Still have a lot to do before I can weld the back, but I wanted to see what it would look like.
A set of scrambler corner armor blanks would let you cover all that up and locate your wheel well exactly where you want it.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 09:36 AM   #89
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A set of scrambler corner armor blanks would let you cover all that up and locate your wheel well exactly where you want it.
I am going to order some LJ blanks to save a little coin vs. CJ8
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Unread 09-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #90
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Brown Santa came today. 17gal RCI fuel cell. Should fit nicely between the rear shock towers. That weight will help keep the rear tires planted w/o being too far back

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