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Unread 07-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #16
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If mom has to come stay with him everytime it rains, then he should seek professional help. (for everybody else it was raining in chicago yesterday)

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Unread 07-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #17
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Okay, before everyone busts my nads, we didn't even finish 1 jeep! To many breaks and trail stories! Guess I work better alone. Here's some pics, design follows Ace.
This is the Harbor Freight pipe notcher for 49 bucks. Actually well built.


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Unread 07-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #18
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I will post critical mount measurements when done. I am making two JKU sets, one is bolt on, and mine for my jeep will weld on. The two door 99 wrangler is on hold until after his wedding.
I have another bud wanting to do a two door 2011 though so we may do it soon. BTW his 2011 is a 3.8, I thought ALL 2011 were 3.6????
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Unread 07-27-2013, 06:04 PM   #19
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I will post critical mount measurements when done. I am making two JKU sets, one is bolt on, and mine for my jeep will weld on.
I discovered the easiest way to make duplicate bends on the HF pipe bender is to lay a straight edge across top roller supports and measure first bend from top of pipe to bottom of straight edge. Do this under pressure or relaxed, but always the same method, the bends replicate perfect then.

On notcher I need a hole saw a quarter of an inch deeper, had to rotate all cuts and cut from back side because I was bottoming out hole saw (Lennox).

Use a lot of spray on oil on drill shaft so you don't wear out bushings on notcher. I got about twenty cuts, and hole saw is still cutting great. Just go slow and use cutting oil.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 06:12 PM   #20
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Ps, I will say ACE pricing is great considering labor involved to fabricate. And it is also a great design. I am using schedule 40 pipe which is 1.5 inch versus 1.34 that Ace uses, little more beef.
I am not making these to save bucks, I am making them so I can say I made them!

Weight about 50 lbs so far, probably only another 3-5 lbs to finish.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 06:17 PM   #21
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If mom has to come stay with him everytime it rains, then he should seek professional help. (for everybody else it was raining in chicago yesterday)
Mod must have erased my joking comment.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 01:24 PM   #22
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Progress report:

Welded up other side of first set of sliders, need to add end caps, and mounting brackets yet.


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Inner support braces notched on HF pipe notcher
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Unread 07-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #23
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Nice welds!
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Unread 07-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #24
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+1 on the welds. im in the states for a few weeks soley to practice my mig/tig skills, and when i get back ill also be trying my hand at fabbing up some sliders. they wont look as good as yours but hopefully the welds will!
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Unread 08-06-2013, 03:51 AM   #25
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Installed first set, these are welded to frame....
Went to the Cliffs next day, with rain several times thru the week, it was extreme mud, and the drivers side slider kept the body from smacking a tree!

As we were pulling into the park, there was an Fx Toyota in front, I looked at the wife and said we would be winching him out, guess what , not even ten minutes later, he was stuck at bottom of first hill, winched him 110 feet... He said, wow you guys come prepared!
We are extremely busy at work, second and third jeep owners are busy too... As soon as time permits, I will document the second and third builds in detail. I spent about $90 making my set, plus consumables (weld wire, gas, grinding wheels, etc,) so figure another $15 bucks for that stuff, and I slapped on a quick coat of rustoleum paint, due to going trailing ten hours later..
The slider support tubes, welded onto frame, are .75" above the bottom of frame, welding all around was no problem laying on ground. I was able to mount them by myself, I used a floor jack to raise them to where I wanted them, and tacked one end at a time. Next two sets will be bolt on (for the resale minded lol)
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #26
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those things look tasty, id love to see the bolts on documented. will be taking notes! very nice work
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Unread 08-07-2013, 06:23 AM   #27
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Quick note oh Harbor Freight notcher, buy a good Lennox hole saw with extended pilot bit. Unbolt the drill shaft assembly on HF jig, and just use the clamp to secure pipe. Since the hole saw is not deep enough to go thru a 1.5" pipe in one cut, you need to flip pipe 180 degrees. When you flip it the pilot hole will line you up to make a smooth backside cut.

Now I am wanting a pipe cutting attachment for my CNC plasma water table. I am thinking about designing my own, since the cheapest I have seen is 3 grand! This attachment allows you to make the notches on tubing and pipe at any angle, so you end up with a perfect fit to butt weld together tube joints at any angle. With a HF notcher, it is very SLOW to produce. On my plasma table, I can cut it in seconds! Man I need one BAD!!
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Quick note oh Harbor Freight notcher, buy a good Lennox hole saw with extended pilot bit. Unbolt the drill shaft assembly on HF jig, and just use the clamp to secure pipe. Since the hole saw is not deep enough to go thru a 1.5" pipe in one cut, you need to flip pipe 180 degrees. When you flip it the pilot hole will line you up to make a smooth backside cut...

Curious, why are you cutting a hole straight thru the pipe like that? I’ve been notching round and square tubing for quite a few years and have never once done it like that. Also no pilot bit is used.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 02:14 PM   #29
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Curious, why are you cutting a hole straight thru the pipe like that? I’ve been notching round and square tubing for quite a few years and have never once done it like that. Also no pilot bit is used.
I am all ears... You using a torch to notch or plasma? It's very accurate no grinding needed.
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No I use a tube notcher too (different brand) but just not the way you are doing it. What I do is measure accurately the correct length needed and add a half-inch to that measurement. Make a mark on the tubing a half-inch on the end you want to notch and clamp the tubing in the notcher to where the outer teeth of the hole saw line up with that mark. Then just start the notching proses and it will cut all the way through all in one try.

Remember though that you cannot have the hole saw arbor installed; just attach the hole saw itself directly to the notchers shaft.

You can cut just about any angle you wish depending on the limits of the notcher.

If you need a pic to help out in seeing what Iím talking about let me know and Iíll post one up for you. Better yet hereís a YouTube showing you an angle cut. It shows using lube and that is very important to extend the life of the cutter.


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