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Unread 07-15-2005, 04:33 AM   #1
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Why do we need this forum?

<deep thought mode>
If a person IS a fabber, they figure out stuff on their own and don't need a forum to get it done. If a person is NOT a fabber, you can't learn how to fab by reading a forum. Ergo, if you are a functional adult already, you either know this sheit by now or you never will.

I guess the purpose of the forum is for fabbers to tell other fabbers about the cool thing they fabbed.
</deep thought mode>

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Unread 07-15-2005, 04:59 AM   #2
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I do quite a bit of fabbing (some might call it ruining). I would have to say that probaby 80% of what I fab, I've seen somewhere else. I may tweak it a bit to suite my purpose but I like to see what others are doing. Also, by posting pics of projects, it might help with some constructive criticism to help someone avoid a catastrophic failure. I agree about learning to weld or fab off the internet.. ain't gonna happen. Gotta get out there and do it. Takes lots of practice.. the pile of scrap projects behind my garage can attest to that.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 05:11 AM   #3
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To share ideas and compare/critique them.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 05:45 AM   #4
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To share ideas and compare/critique them.
...though in my experience, people that are not your close friends, especially that you are not face to face with, do not take criticism of personal work very well.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 06:38 AM   #5
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It's a great place to get ideas from. You can ALWAYS learn to do something new. Haven't you learned how to do something in the past 10 years that you never knew how to do before? If not I pity you, your life would be dull....

I've gained a lot of new ideas here. I haven't welded in 20 years yet I am considering buying one to start making my own parts....bumpers racks etc.....
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Unread 07-15-2005, 09:10 AM   #6
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The pics...its the pics....

Not all of us can draw up plans, blueprints, and schematics of a design that is floating around in our heads....but if we see someone elses pics of what they have done, and it is close to what we have pictured doing in our minds....

then we can 'mooch' off their pics, ask a few questions; and wa-la....bring our idea into reality.
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Unread 07-15-2005, 09:47 AM   #7
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<deep thought mode>
If a person IS a fabber, they figure out stuff on their own and don't need a forum to get it done. If a person is NOT a fabber, you can't learn how to fab by reading a forum. Ergo, if you are a functional adult already, you either know this sheit by now or you never will.

I guess the purpose of the forum is for fabbers to tell other fabbers about the cool thing they fabbed.
</deep thought mode>



built your jeep with no outside influence did you. divine knowledge perhaps?

enough said
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Unread 07-15-2005, 05:28 PM   #8
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Exchange of ideas.Pics really help here.You know how when you look at something for so long that you don,t really see it anymore & then someone walks up,looks, & shows you what you couldn,t see(sometimes obvious sometimes not).
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Unread 07-15-2005, 08:16 PM   #9
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<deep thought mode>
If a person IS a fabber, they figure out stuff on their own and don't need a forum to get it done. If a person is NOT a fabber, you can't learn how to fab by reading a forum. Ergo, if you are a functional adult already, you either know this sheit by now or you never will.

I guess the purpose of the forum is for fabbers to tell other fabbers about the cool thing they fabbed.
</deep thought mode>

Why do we need a YJ forum too? I never go there so I see no reason to have it. If I had a YJ I would know everything to do or I would know nothing. But since I don't why don't we just delete that as well.

If you don't like it don't click on it. Same as if you don't get anything useful out of it then leave it be.
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Unread 07-16-2005, 03:06 AM   #10
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...though in my experience, people that are not your close friends, especially that you are not face to face with, do not take criticism of personal work very well.
Most adults are open-minded enough to accept others critiques. That's just been my experience on the web and in person. If they post something they need help with they know that it's a possibility that someone will flame them. Then there are people who don't give a damm (like me) what others think and post some cool fab project for other people to reference to for ideas for their rig which can spawn a whole new idea.
So to sum it up, this forum is about creative ideas and sharing with others.

PS.
If you are posting you ideas on the internet you better check your feelings at the door.
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Unread 07-16-2005, 07:25 AM   #11
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I have to say it's a great learning tool for those who are just starting out in the fabrication part of owning a Jeep.
By all means my project are not perfect, but it's a constent learning curve.
Hey... you have to start someplace!
As much as I hate to say it, the person that say's he (or she) doesn't need any help and they know everything about fabing parts is very closed minded.
We on the Forum are here to help one another with our on going Jeep projects. No matter if it's a carb adjustment or starting a homemade bumper project.

A person gets more satisfaction out making their own parts they just a purchase. It's a great challenge with a lot of satisfaction and pride when it's done. Who cares how crapping the welding is, it's yours and you built it.
It's a project that you can be proud of.


Ok, I'm done, I'll get off my soap box now.
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Unread 07-17-2005, 04:56 PM   #12
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its here so people like me can drool over the cool crap you guys come up with...

And someday hope that i can pull it off like youall
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