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post #376 of 485 Old 03-25-2020, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Changed my mind on the bull bar and whipped this little guy together during my lunch hour at home (perks of working from home for now). I think it looks nicer. Not sure why I went with the other one last night.. honestly think I just didn’t want to mess with doing a compound cut with a grinder. This one is burned in though so I won’t change back. Needs some additional bracing but it’s set. 54c8fac3-fbf8-4091-aeac-948813718e61_1585176609478.jpg7a436b08-1c72-4f1b-9c7f-b2a58377b007_1585176586523.jpg6cd69b39-079f-44fe-bc2f-f718147db1f8_1585176572897.jpg

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Much better. Good choice.

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post #378 of 485 Old 03-26-2020, 08:46 AM
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Agreed much better!

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post #379 of 485 Old 03-26-2020, 12:43 PM
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Yeah the bent tube is much better than notched.
What about place to mount fairlead for the winch?
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post #380 of 485 Old 03-26-2020, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah the bent tube is much better than notched.
What about place to mount fairlead for the winch?
I’ll be making a fairlead mount as well as adding some bracing between the grill bar and the bull bar and tying it into the tube fenders I need to build. But I’m moving over to the front link mount setup for a minute now.. because I want to..
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post #381 of 485 Old 03-26-2020, 04:21 PM
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I don't know how I'm just now seeing this. Build looks awesome. I'm a fan of the stretch, kinda biased though.
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post #382 of 485 Old 03-29-2020, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know how I'm just now seeing this. Build looks awesome. I'm a fan of the stretch, kinda biased though.
Well thanks, certainly has been fun so far.

Little more progress here and there over the last couple days. Not lots of pics yet so I’ll touch on the high lites.

Started the front link mounts. Built a crossmember for them that will be bolted in. Made a minor error and didn’t have driveshaft clearance with the upper link mount, unfortunately I’m dumb and didn’t see it until I had fully burned it in so it’s gonna have to be plasma’d off and fixed. Also need to make a drop in the crossmember for the DS. I’m changing all my crossmember bolts front and rear to 1/2” and sleeving with 3/4x.120 wall DOM so lots of re-drilling.
I had my knowledgeable buddy come do some consulting on things as well and we identified some issues and made some solutions. Looks like I’ll need offset heims to clear the diff, and I’ll need to limit uptravel because the tie rod gets into the pitman at full bump. I put the box as high as I could (so I thought) if I was to do it again I would cut into the grill and just stuff it. Since I plan to go full hydro as soon as I can afford it I’m gonna just live with it.

Also devised plans for the rear harness bar(s) and bent that up, figured out the sliders and bent those up, figured out the fenders and bent those up.. lots of bending.. still using the ghetto old trailer jack.. it’s more precise than pulling the handle, but putting 6x90 degree bends and 2x60’s is a huge workout. (There’s about 40lbs of resistance to turn the handle and I have to crank it about 400 times to do a single 90) I still prefer it it yanking there lever.
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Also cut the hood 4” up, not sure if I will really be into the fender that much, but my buddy thinks I will.
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Need a few more things to move forward so I’m hopeful not everything is locked down locally with the virus stuff. Guess I’ll find out tomorrow.
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post #383 of 485 Old 04-01-2020, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Some minor accomplishments:

Took a little time and bent up my rear harness bars. The idea is this allows access to the rear seat. I’ll be gusseting it firmly to add some lateral support to the B pillar as well. Came out good enough. Pics are dark, need another light in the back of the garage..
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Then yesterday I abandoned my overcomplicated fuel cell hold down idea and used some 1in, 1/8 thick flat stock to make this simple yet effective solution. It will bolt right to the floor w/ 3/8 hardware. Luckily this tank had a bladder so I don’t have to put as much work into isolating other from vibration, just bolt it down and go. I’ll paint it, but otherwise it’s done!
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We’ll see where I get to today.
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post #384 of 485 Old 04-01-2020, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Guess this is what I got into at lunch. I welded some 3/16 rod to the perimeter of where I cut the hood, ground it smooth. Add some rigidity, prevent an unpleasant hand slice when popping the hood and it looks a little cleaner. Not bad for just an hour of work.
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Nice touch. I like that, Tanner.

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Going to have to steal that idea when I highline! Nice work.

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I'm sure the hood is much more rigid now. Looks more better too.

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Very nice. I did the same thing with mine and I have enjoyed having a smooth place to grab everytime I throw the hood up. It definitely stiffened the hood back up after the cut as well.





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post #389 of 485 Old 04-02-2020, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all, definitely worth the short amount of time it took.

In other news I knocked another item off the purchase checklist today. Buddy found a Facebook ad for this hydro assist setup. Texted the guy and he just happened to be passing near my house this morning and was nice enough to drop it off to me. Only used for mockup and only $200, cant beat it. 8” stroke, 2” ram, just what I needed. Gotta still and tap the box now.
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I’d been in the fence between this and full hydro for a while. Ultimately I will go full hydro, but it just isn’t in the budget right now. Plus with everything built around the steering box already it won’t be any more work if I do it now or later outside of cutting off the ram mount. Only drawback is I’ll need to limit uptravel I. The meantime to keep the tie rod out of the drag link.

Also just ordered my offset heims since Artec is running 20% off, gonna run next door at lunch and grab them 👍
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Got the offset heims picked up, mocked up and seem to clear well. You can see my potential clearance headaches in these pics. Main issue is that my tie rod is into the pitman or hitting the drag link before I get to “full bump” when the truss is at the frame. Solution for now is to just make the point where this interface occurs my ‘full bump’ position. In reality, I only lose an inch of uptravel. That leaves me with 4.5”up. With my ride height if I used a shorter truss, cut the frame, moved the radiator up, went full hydro and sold my soul to the devil I could get 7”, plan to leave it like this, bump it at 4.5up and get another inch when I go full hydro.

Drag link is gonna be quite tight in there as well. Front end is proving to be quite a puzzle!

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