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Unread 03-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #46
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I finally figured out how I am going to do the hinge, so I worked on that today, as well as making a t-handle to latch the arm. I think it will be convenient and very strong they way it will be hooked up. I just hope all of the geometry comes together on assembly...

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Unread 03-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #47
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Here are the pics of what I got done today... It is finally coming together. I love the lines of the stinger...

Okay and as for the black widow... this gal is a trooper. I welded a tube across the stinger 4 days ago, then cut it this morning because I didn't like the look. As I was cutting, it crawled out and onto the cement. Scared the bejesus out of me! It was in a fully welded tube for 4 days and lived 0.o I safely transplanted it to a tree. So I think I will call this model the Black Widow... seems appropriate. I already have the spiderweb gusset for it too
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Unread 03-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #48
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What do you think of that bender? I'm looking at the same one on craigslist right now for $140 with dies and a stand.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 10:41 PM   #49
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What do you think of that bender? I'm looking at the same one on craigslist right now for $140 with dies and a stand.
It is a fun little tool for thinner material, but it wont do tubing of course... ive tried
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Unread 03-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #50
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Did you try using heat, or a cheater? I'll probably pass on it if it can't do tubing.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 01:30 AM   #51
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I did not use heat. It has enough grunt, it just crimps it. I tried doing 30 small bends and the best I could do was slightly squashed, but heat may help
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Unread 03-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #52
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Okay So I got everything roughed and tacked, and I tested the fit before I put any more work into it. I think it will work. The hinge system I am going to use will be enough... I hope. It will look more full with a tire too.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 12:37 AM   #53
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I got all of the grinding done on the bumper and gave the inside a coat of bare metal primer. I still need to finsh the stinger and swingout welding and grinding.
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Unread 03-16-2012, 12:05 AM   #54
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Okay Her we go... I got the inside coated with a thick coat of rustoleum brushed on, and just primed it with self etching primer(which is a sweet color, I may paint things with it later)... I then gave it 2 coats of Rustoleum hammered black. I heard a lot of guys so it wasn't really jet black, but dark gray(which is what I was praying for anyways) and it turned out the exact shade that I wanted!!! So tomorrow I will finish welding and grinding the swing out parts. I will take a picture of the color in the sun tomorrow.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 12:29 AM   #55
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Here is the back bumper as of this morning. I love the way the paint came out. I really think this is my go to paint from now on. What do you guys think of the color?
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Unread 03-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #56
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Okay I got a lot done today. I finished the emblem plate which I masked and sandblasted to get the texture. I love the way it came out. and finally got the hinge mounts taken care of. They work... not the smoothest setup but it should be strong. Now I need to get the finish grinding and painting and lights taken care of.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 11:07 PM   #57
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Here it is everyone!!! I think it came out awesome. Much stronger than I first thought. I am surprised at how close to the plan it turned out to be.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #58
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pretty awesome looking. stock spare rim is messing up the look tho
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Unread 03-23-2012, 10:10 PM   #59
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pretty awesome looking. stock spare rim is messing up the look tho
Thanks man. Well I agree that a matching rim would be awesome, but all 5 33's on rims for 450 bucks was too good to pass up haha
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