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Unread 02-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #31
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That front stinger looks a bit off-center, tilted a bit to the passenger's side.

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Unread 02-24-2012, 08:45 PM   #32
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That front stinger looks a bit off-center, tilted a bit to the passenger's side.
I saw that too. But can't tell in real life. Its so hard to get perfect. Haha
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Unread 02-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #33
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Looks sharp man... Now I now how that will look if I do one for my front too
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Unread 02-25-2012, 06:36 AM   #34
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Looks sharp man... Now I now how that will look if I do one for my front too
Thanks bud. Yup i'm gonna tie it into a grill hoop.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 07:37 AM   #35
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If you make the grill hoop out of angles I would be interested in seeing the end result because I may do the same.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 08:11 AM   #36
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If you make the grill hoop out of angles I would be interested in seeing the end result because I may do the same.
I thought about it. But it would be a lot of work. Lol
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Unread 02-29-2012, 12:09 AM   #37
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Here are some pictures from out run. The bumper got a good workout on some rocks and then, even though it doesn't have tow points yet, I had to tow the Willys home...
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Unread 02-29-2012, 12:19 AM   #38
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I am working on the hinge for the swingout. I could have just bought a trailer axle like normal people, but instead I had to do it the hard way. I did a little hillbilly machining on my wood lathe with an angle grinder... it worked surprisingly well. I used the leftover bit of my track bar and I am going to weld the machined bushing to it and that will become the hinge.
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Unread 02-29-2012, 06:11 AM   #39
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Went to get steel today and All they had in stock was a heavier duty tube than I wanted. The guy there was so cool! He ordered the rest of the stuff for tomorrow and gave me the other price on the tubing! He even said to just pay him for the tube when I pick up the rest as well. I will definitely be giving them my business from now on. All of the 3/16 flat bar plus the tube was only 68 bucks... I think that's pretty good yes? I was expecting around 150. That tube is 10 gauge instead of 1/8 too so i am totally happy. I already got the stinger cut and welded. Here it is cut and mocked up...
Ten gauge, how thick is that? 1/4" wall??



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That thing its SWEET!!! Thanks for the stinger idea. Just built mine. Check it out. And I thought of maybe fabbing up a matching swingdown???

nice looking stinger... looks alot like mine, curious tho, how thick is your sidewall on the stinger, and how much did you spend in materials?

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Unread 02-29-2012, 08:49 AM   #40
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Its not too much thicker than 1/8 inch actually, so not much heavier, but just a bit beefier. It not as thick as 3/16
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Unread 02-29-2012, 05:13 PM   #41
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Its not too much thicker than 1/8 inch actually, so not much heavier, but just a bit beefier. It not as thick as 3/16
oh okay, My stinger is made from 2" seamless tube with 1/4" wall
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Unread 02-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #42
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10 gauge is 0.135" thick, 1/8" is 0.125". There is only a 0.010" difference. For reference a standard credit card measures 0.028" thick, so the difference between 10 gauge and 1/8' is nearly a third of that.

The fab work looks nice!
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Unread 02-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #43
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Thanks for the clarification and kind words. So it turns out the spindle assembly I attempted to make work just isn't going to be enough for my liking, so I will probably just get a trailer axle like a normal person haha
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:29 AM   #44
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Thanks for the clarification and kind words. So it turns out the spindle assembly I attempted to make work just isn't going to be enough for my liking, so I will probably just get a trailer axle like a normal person haha
Idk if you really wanted to build it but this might be an option...?

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Unread 03-01-2012, 08:51 AM   #45
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Exactly haha that is a trailer axle. Those kits come with the tube though which is useful...
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