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Unread 07-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #76
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Got the truss almost 100% done, needs the bridge welded on and its good.

Scarfing tip on the torch, my buddy Sammy is cutting away.



Some real nice looking welds







His 47 Willys, and the aluminum tube fenders.





Welding on the truss



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Unread 07-19-2013, 09:30 PM   #77
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Here is an estimated 4 link calc,

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Unread 07-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #78
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Looking good , love the flattie .
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #79
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Looking good , love the flattie .
Thanks! And the flatty is awesome, small block v8 squeezed in there, roll cage fuel cell. Got all the goodies
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Unread 07-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #80
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Some pics of the finished truss



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Unread 07-21-2013, 12:48 PM   #81
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Looking good man. You'll have a similar setup to what I want to do with mine. Im looking forward to see how it performs in the go fast stuff
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Unread 07-21-2013, 02:47 PM   #82
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Looking good man. You'll have a similar setup to what I want to do with mine. Im looking forward to see how it performs in the go fast stuff
Thanks, same here, I am hoping between the shocks, 4 link and prothane bumps it's does well
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Unread 07-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #83
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Unread 07-21-2013, 10:02 PM   #84
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Well after talking to Blaine for an hour, I have alot to think about. I am gonna sleep on it and figure out my priorities.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 11:37 PM   #85
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Well after talking to Blaine for an hour, I have alot to think about. I am gonna sleep on it and figure out my priorities.
Stretch is on hold till I feel I can do it right, for now the 4 link is on, but with some minor changes. Stay tuned, it's gonna get goos
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Unread 07-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #86
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What did blaine mention that put things on hold?
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Unread 07-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #87
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Doing it correctly. Basically he said notchig the frame for the spring perch was a poor idea, so the frame should be chopped before he hump and extended back. I don't really have the time or budget for that right now
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Unread 07-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #88
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I dont get how you would have to do all that work when alot of guys have notched the frame and have had no issues. AngryTJ notched his frame and his jeep did awesome in moab with us. I cant see there being much stress on the rear frame section to give you any major issues. I think blaine is being alittle over the top with that idea buts thats just how I see it.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #89
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That's the route I'm going, going to start this week if my frame secttion comes in. I may have enough left over for another set of inserts if you're interested. Check my thread for a photo of what I purchased for the extensions.
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Unread 07-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #90
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That's the route I'm going, going to start this week if my frame secttion comes in. I may have enough left over for another set of inserts if you're interested. Check my thread for a photo of what I purchased for the extensions.
I appreciate that, but I have a buddy here with some extra frame sections, so when the time comes I have some cash. I think it will be a winter project. I have to buy my own welder first, I keep borrowing.........
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