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Unread 07-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #586
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Unread 07-07-2013, 06:50 PM   #587
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Worked on my seat mounts for a little bit today.

I wanted to be have a slider with my seats that way different sized drivers can still fit. My GF is about 5'4" and has to slide the seat all the way up when she drives. I though about making some trick sliders or going the polyperformance route. Then I remembered that my Mastercraft seats are compatible with the stock risers and sliders. So I ended up just bolting the stock sliders to the Mastercraft frame. I am then using some angle iron bolted to that to mount to my cage. I will have tabs that come off of my cage seats mounts that bolt through the angle iron. I saw this done on Pirate and it seems like a simple effective way to retain the stock sliders.


Here is the angle iron all bolted up to the sliders/seats





after I got that done I headed out to the garage and looked at my blank slate




before I got started I threw the seats in just to see what they're gonna look like. I like it




Then I started notching some tube and laying out the plan




And I capped off that dead tube




I wanted the seats to sit as low as possible. I've read up on the subject and it seems to be the minimum space that you want under a set of suspension seats its around 2.5"-3". I've got around 3" the way im going to set it up. This should leave plenty of head room as well.

With around 1"-1.5" below the tube, then 1.75" tube, then the 1.5" angle iron and sliders on top of that I'd be a little too high. So I notched the angle to sit lower on the tube frame.

This is how I cut out the angle iron. I used a 4 1/2" grinder and made a bunch of slits




And then chopped the little pieces off




Hit up up with a flapper and threw them up to check clearances





This is as far as I got today. Next I need to start working on the passenger frame then get the mounting tabs tac'd on and the seat angle drilled out.

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Unread 07-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #588
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You updated as I was catching up. It's looking good for sure.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #589
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Good job man! Why not use the notcher to cut the angle? Or put the notching bit into your drillpress.

When are you gonna get started on mine? Hahaha
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Unread 07-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #590
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You updated as I was catching up. It's looking good for sure.
Well thanks for checking it out. I always follow your thread as well.

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Good job man! Why not use the notcher to cut the angle? Or put the notching bit into your drillpress.

When are you gonna get started on mine? Hahaha
Because I wanted to notch it with the seats still attached. It wouldve taken about 30 mins in disassemble and reassemble. The notch doesnt have to be a tight fit. Its not getting welded, just clearing the tube.


And I'll start on yours once you come over and help me finish mine. Still have a lot of work to do.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #591
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Man i wish some of you guys lived closer


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Unread 07-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #592
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Thanks. You do a lot of nice work too.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #593
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Looking good, Chris. Cage is sexy.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #594
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Oh, BTW, as a tip, you can trace out the 1/2 circle then draw a V in it & use the cuttoff wheel to cut the V. Then use a squared hard disc to grind the rest of the material away. I have found this technique to work pretty well with a few basic discs.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:28 AM   #595
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Oh, BTW, as a tip, you can trace out the 1/2 circle then draw a V in it & use the cuttoff wheel to cut the V. Then use a squared hard disc to grind the rest of the material away. I have found this technique to work pretty well with a few basic discs.
Thanks Joe. When does yours go under the knife for the 4 link?

I might have to try your "V" technique sometime.
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Oh, BTW, as a tip, you can trace out the 1/2 circle then draw a V in it & use the cuttoff wheel to cut the V. Then use a squared hard disc to grind the rest of the material away. I have found this technique to work pretty well with a few basic discs.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 05:34 PM   #597
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cleaned up the garage today. It was looking HORRIBLE with grinder shavings and metal notches all over the place.

I backed the jeep out and figured it'd be a good idea some snag some pics of the progress so far. I was also able to step back further away and make sure everything looked level/square. It all seems to be level and square with my crooked sitting jeep


here some pics





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Unread 07-08-2013, 05:40 PM   #598
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See you're almost done, plenty of time to finish by the 26th.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #599
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Yea but with everything I've done in the last couple weeks I cant afford to go wheeling on the 26th. I saw about that wounded veteran ride in Sept though. I'd like to hit that up. I always try to support wounded veterans.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #600
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This is looking nice man! I really like the fast back style!
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