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Unread 11-18-2008, 05:36 PM   #1426
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ive done some minor things on days i got bored i trimmed the fenders, built a cb bracket above the rear view, painted the wheels haha, helped a buddy build my sub box, chopped my front bumper, nothin like free upgrades! minus the box

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Unread 11-18-2008, 05:43 PM   #1427
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Nice. and bump to top
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Unread 11-18-2008, 07:56 PM   #1428
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Okay, so until I can upgrade my D35....

I saw this recovery device, in case your c-clip goes.



I went out and for about $30, I made my own. Bought a 48" nipple of 3/4" "black pipe" from Home depot, iron but not galvanized. I then cut it the middle. This gave me 2 pieces with a threaded end on one end. Disregard the quick link you see here. I took the pic's after I welded them on. ($11.00)



Same shopping trip, bought 2ea 1/2" quick links and welded them onto the non-threaded end. (2 X $4.30)



Slid some 1 1/4" pvc pipe over it to act as a "bearing" surface. ($4.00)



Then I screwed on a 3/4" union (not "coupler"). This allows me so separate the unit in half for easier storage but to quickly assemble it. The union also keeps the pvc pieces separate, this is important because they will be rotating in different directions. ($8.50)



The completed c-clip recovery tool. I think, in hindsight, I should have gone with 1" but tghis seems stout enough. Yes, I know that the pvc will be shredded, but it will serve the purpose and then can be replaced. You could also just leave the pipe in one piece but after you weld on the quick links, you would have no way to replace the pvc (but then again, for the cost, a one-time tool might be worth it). If you do not have access to a welder you might want to think about buying the one shown. I figure at the price they are charging it would be worth it, especially considering that they say their rollers have bearings in them. They want like $125.00 for them.




And this is why you might want one...

http://www.billhughes.com/dana35c/
So simple, so Logical !!! TOTALLY awesome Idea !! Well done, like you said and the article, its in an emergency, not going fast and to only get you to a hard pack !!!

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Unread 11-18-2008, 10:44 PM   #1429
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so i came across this thread you guys NEED to check out, these guys over in the middle east do all their fab work and its amazing!!! hope the mods dont kick this off, cuz im amazed at what these guys can do with very little tools!!!

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=469544
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Unread 11-18-2008, 11:35 PM   #1430
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built a new skid/belly up, will have bolts going through the side of frame with nut on inside (will weld tube into frame to keep from crushing the frame), so no nut inserts, and will only hang 1/4" from frame (thickness of metal, thats it) i love having access to a 112 ton press

excellent.. thats one thing I have always liked about the full traction skid mounting.
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Unread 11-19-2008, 07:41 AM   #1431
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so i came across this thread you guys NEED to check out, these guys over in the middle east do all their fab work and its amazing!!! hope the mods dont kick this off, cuz im amazed at what these guys can do with very little tools!!!

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=469544
That's some pretty cool stuff.
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Unread 11-20-2008, 07:12 AM   #1432
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its hard to tell from my picture but i made a new bolt. didn't have the right size torx head, so we welded some random nut on there to take it off. then just cleaned up the edges and called it a day.

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Unread 11-20-2008, 03:40 PM   #1433
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Great ideas guys!!!!
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Unread 11-22-2008, 02:45 PM   #1434
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Okay, so until I can upgrade my D35....

I saw this recovery device, in case your c-clip goes.



I went out and for about $30, I made my own. Bought a 48" nipple of 3/4" "black pipe" from Home depot, iron but not galvanized. I then cut it the middle. This gave me 2 pieces with a threaded end on one end. Disregard the quick link you see here. I took the pic's after I welded them on. ($11.00)



Same shopping trip, bought 2ea 1/2" quick links and welded them onto the non-threaded end. (2 X $4.30)



Slid some 1 1/4" pvc pipe over it to act as a "bearing" surface. ($4.00)



Then I screwed on a 3/4" union (not "coupler"). This allows me so separate the unit in half for easier storage but to quickly assemble it. The union also keeps the pvc pieces separate, this is important because they will be rotating in different directions. ($8.50)



The completed c-clip recovery tool. I think, in hindsight, I should have gone with 1" but tghis seems stout enough. Yes, I know that the pvc will be shredded, but it will serve the purpose and then can be replaced. You could also just leave the pipe in one piece but after you weld on the quick links, you would have no way to replace the pvc (but then again, for the cost, a one-time tool might be worth it). If you do not have access to a welder you might want to think about buying the one shown. I figure at the price they are charging it would be worth it, especially considering that they say their rollers have bearings in them. They want like $125.00 for them.




And this is why you might want one...

http://www.billhughes.com/dana35c/
Okay, so I just upgraded to version 2.0. I made a new one out 1" black pipe and used a coupler instead of a union. Anyone want the 1.0 version? $30.00, shipped (just to cover the cost of the parts used).
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Unread 12-05-2008, 07:54 AM   #1435
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nice arm rest... ill post some pics but i made a speaker box for under the rear seat that points the sound towards the driver
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Unread 12-07-2008, 11:43 PM   #1436
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Made some brackets/clamps to install bike fork mounts on my rack:









They still need paint, but I tested 'em out today anyway!
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Unread 12-07-2008, 11:55 PM   #1437
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Yeah if it happened right now I'd worry about it, but we've got a long cold winter coming so I'll have lots of time for more mods... Right now I've only got crusher corners on, eventually I'll be wrapping the whole rear fender and doing tube fenders. That, and the mounts for the stinger will be tied into the roll cage mounts. So, by spreading the force out, should a mishap happen, it should be okay... I mean, even right now, the way it is, with all the layers if metal going on right there in the corner it's nearly 1/2" thick... Besides, that stuff'll never happen to me.

Thats not the area where the tub has issues when its a rear impact (or even some front impacts). What happens is when you make something sturdy it no longer absorbs impact energy, so it will transfer through the whole vehicle until that shockwave of energy gets something soft to absorb it. Jeeps are really bad about the tub folding up in the rocker area below the doors, see it all the time. I'm an insurance appraiser btw so I get to see lots of wrecked cars.
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Unread 12-10-2008, 10:53 AM   #1438
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I made a fog-light-flasher by using the front turn signals to control a relay that switches between my inner and outer fog lights when activated.


The purpose is because my parents live down a 10 minute road which isn't a proper 2-lane track and people are terrible here for cutting the corner... so I would always flash my high beams on the corners at night to warn on-coming cars as they see the light shining on the walls.

Bit of a pain in the butt to do that when I'm visiting... so I rigged up an automatic way of doing it

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Can't say you didn't see me coming now

Also fun for a bit of a victory dance when coming off an obstacle when off road



CAN YOU PLEASE SHOW ME HOW TO DO THIS!

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Unread 12-16-2008, 12:44 PM   #1439
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I'd be interested in that as well...
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Unread 12-17-2008, 11:06 AM   #1440
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I've been wanting a stinger for my tj, so I decided to build my own. I just taught myself to weld so I really didnt have any experiance, but I think it turned out pretty decent. I cut the stock bumper, reinforced it with 1/4 inch steel, used 1/4 inch steel tube, 3/16 inch floor plate, and made my own recovery points.
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