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Unread 11-28-2010, 05:39 PM   #616
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WOW!!!

I need to look at signatures and get out of the CJ forum once in a while, this is a super-cool build Jim

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Unread 11-29-2010, 12:23 AM   #617
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holy crap! Sir.... I envy you...
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Unread 11-29-2010, 09:43 AM   #618
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WOW!!!

I need to look at signatures and get out of the CJ forum once in a while, this is a super-cool build Jim
Thanks, Dave! It looks like we started a couple months apart on our projects but you're going to finish before me! Add to that the work on your daughter's truck and you seem to be Super Dad!

I'm going to be working slowly for a while now as I have done not a bad solo black op on our bank account!

I have been wondering, lately, if there is any job that can be done that doesn't cost too much? Hmmm...
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Unread 11-29-2010, 10:17 AM   #619
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Jim,

O, I thought that was WHITE BEACH SAND!!!! My BAD!!!!
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Unread 11-29-2010, 01:04 PM   #620
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O, I thought that was WHITE BEACH SAND!!!! My BAD!!!!
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Unread 11-29-2010, 01:08 PM   #621
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Thanks! All the bling is done now so it is back to being responsible and doing build jobs that will take loads of time and little cash... for months!
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I have been wondering, lately, if there is any job that can be done that doesn't cost too much? Hmmm...

Sanding, sanding and more sanding
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Unread 11-29-2010, 07:34 PM   #623
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I figure maybe rear caliper brackets should be cheap. Here is what I'm looking at. With my pinion angle set my rear drum back plate bracket is also angled:

It isn't this steep. More like 11 degrees back. To get my caliper bleed nipple oriented vertically I have this sorted out so far:



The camera doesn't show the shape well, so here is the drawing:

I'm using 3 bolts instead of two to hold the caliper bracket to the axle. The bracket will be 3/8 plate. The bracket will position the caliper over the rotor at 10 o'clock or so with the nipple perfectly vertical. Those will be big back brakes!
Now, cutting, drilling, more cutting then finishing x 2!
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Unread 11-30-2010, 01:09 AM   #624
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I have been playing with a new free piece of software that i found on the JD2 website. It is a 37 meg download and written for the Windows OS. I use Linux exclusively and decided to try it out in Wine- Wine Is Not an Emulator. This is a program that allows Win software to run natively in Linux. The results are awesome. The program functions well and will be very handy to utilize!
YouTube - jd2 bender software in linux.mpeg
The program gives a nice rendered version of the design, bend points to mark off on the tube or pipe and will run fine in my garage computer.
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Hi Jim. I'm looking forward to starting on the cage and fenders. They really aren't in the schedule yet but are going to get pushed up as I can do them during the snow and cold- all indoors. I'm using 1.9 HSS steel and was thinking about getting the correct dies, but maybe for a few other sizes "stepping down" the 1.9s for other smaller tubes and pipes.

What dies do you use (are there some real common regularly used ones) and are you stepping any down to use with smaller tubing?
The most common dies are 1.75" and 1.5". If I remember correct the most popular radius for the 1.75" is the 5.5" and the 1.5" is the 4.5" radius, also get them in 180 degrees. Those are the two dies I have and my next purchase will probably be a 1.25" or 1" for some dash work. I've also been thinking about getting a square die (or two), 3/4" and 1", good for baskets and stuff like that.

EDIT: Whoops...didn't realize it had been so long! Build is looking good.

Not sure if you've seen this build but I think you'll like it.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 09:44 AM   #625
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The most common dies are 1.75" and 1.5". If I remember correct the most popular radius for the 1.75" is the 5.5" and the 1.5" is the 4.5" radius, also get them in 180 degrees. Those are the two dies I have and my next purchase will probably be a 1.25" or 1" for some dash work. I've also been thinking about getting a square die (or two), 3/4" and 1", good for baskets and stuff like that.

EDIT: Whoops...didn't realize it had been so long! Build is looking good.

Not sure if you've seen this build but I think you'll like it.
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Thanks ChiliPalmer. I appreciate your input. Die purchases have been pushed back a month so I won't even be ordering them till the new year. If you have a chance to use the software I'd like to know how it worked out. If the numbers are accurate it sure will make for efficient and speedy work = no wasted time or material.
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WOW. I just read through the entire thread and I am blown away. Great work dude.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 06:24 PM   #627
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holy crap! awesome build keep up the great work
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Ditto, I'll have to check that out!

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Not sure if you've seen this build but I think you'll like it.
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Wow, I had to sign up for the forum but the Commando build was nice. Looks like Mile Marker lockers with those familiar looking rims. Also- he used twin sticks... nice! Thanks for the link. Jeepsters and Commandos are so cool.
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Wow, I had to sign up for the forum but the Commando build was nice. Looks like Mile Marker lockers with those familiar looking rims. Also- he used twin sticks... nice! Thanks for the link. Jeepsters and Commandos are so cool.
I agree about Jeepsters and Commandos, I had one for a while but never did anything with it and finally sold it to a guy in Colorado.

Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the end.
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