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post #1186 of 1329 Old 06-28-2013, 09:20 AM
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Got an idea on price? Or do we have to wait?
Not yet, that final costs aren't in yet. The bumper corners won't be cheap though.


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post #1187 of 1329 Old 06-28-2013, 09:24 AM
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Not yet, that final costs aren't in yet. The bumper corners won't be cheap though.
Well i'd need the bumper first. For now im just looking at the steering box skid. Maybe i'll just head over there in a couple weeks. I need a couple brake kits as well
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post #1188 of 1329 Old 06-28-2013, 10:45 AM
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Not yet, that final costs aren't in yet. The bumper corners won't be cheap though.
The prototypes you built were steel right? Is the final product the same? Looks like a fairly straight forward cut and bend, design-wise.
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The prototypes you built were steel right? Is the final product the same? Looks like a fairly straight forward cut and bend, design-wise.
No, the prototypes were made in the same material as the final product. The expense is the holes. Piercing 3/8" aluminum is time consuming with a laser and then needing them countersunk adds cost x 8 holes per corner.

If you wanted to drill your own holes they would be about 40 bucks a set.

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No, the prototypes were made in the same material as the final product. The expense is the holes. Piercing 3/8" aluminum is time consuming with a laser and then needing them countersunk adds cost x 8 holes per corner.

If you wanted to drill your own holes they would be about 40 bucks a set.
I see. The shop I work at (Tool & Die) prefers water-jet for AL, but most of that stuff is over 1" thick. That'd be a lot of burn time for a laser, the bosses prefer as cheap as possible.
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I see. The shop I work at (Tool & Die) prefers water-jet for AL, but most of that stuff is over 1" thick. That'd be a lot of burn time for a laser, the bosses prefer as cheap as possible.
I prefer water jet for the thicker stuff as well but with the new higher powered lasers, they flat get after it on 3/8" material. The outline is easy, it is the stops for the piercings that add up.

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Hey Mike yep, with some fine tuned guidance from Blaine we've been making good progress. LOTS going on today but I'll save the eye candy so that you get to see it firsthand tomorrow.

Let me know if you want to carpool tomorrow. We need to get there ~8am to help prevent heat stroke. Breakfast burritos & OJ/coffee are on me.
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post #1193 of 1329 Old 07-06-2013, 05:16 PM
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Finished welding in the brackets and other goodies on the 60. So today Blaine and I painted it.






When the axle gets put back in, I'll take a picture of the 6 3/4" of up travel I'm getting while reverting back to stock bump stops. Not even close to being able to understand about 80% of how Blaine is doing this, but I guess that's why he's the Wizzard.
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Looks really good with some fresh paint on it. Coffee time.
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Looks really good with some fresh paint on it. Coffee time.
It's a beauty, alright! Something about the smell of fresh paint in the morning.... I love it.....
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[QUOTE=krughzn;15650262]It's a beauty, alright! Something about the smell of fresh paint in the morning.... I love it..... [/QUOTE
I dropped off my Jeep at Blaines last night and saw your axle in person. The pics do not do it justice-its massive and looks bomb proof. Really nice work guys.
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I dropped off my Jeep at Blaines last night and saw your axle in person. The pics do not do it justice-its massive and looks bomb proof. Really nice work guys.
IIRC, there's a 3/4 link to be done on yours, right?
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Going to stick with the 37s pr planning on going bigger someday?
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Any close up pictures and/or details on the bumper corners?

Are they just for extra beef for people that like to bash their bumper into stuff?


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