booty fab - Page 8 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Fabrication and body armor
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 30th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #141
VonDirt
Senior Member
 
VonDirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-10-06
Location: west side michigan
Posts: 629
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pokerob View Post
i bet they filled it with cement

Flintstones lift




Quote:
Originally Posted by DUNE JUMP
yeah, that's a sweet Ram bumper. I love the attention to detail on this-- the well laid out design, meticulously notched and fitted tubes, the engineered crumple zone, and the grille-like effect it has.

I'm afraid it is not finished, and may end up being "skinned" with some sheet-metal to look like a one-piece sculpture.
Let's rate it!

1. idea (it's a bumper, no points **EDIT- tube bumper without bends:1)
2. design/engineering (fail: 1)
3. fabrication/craftsmanship (stick to legos and lincoln logs, they are pre-fit:1)
4. finish (what finish?: 1)
5. solution (does it work) (no, it does not, though it would slice a deer into thick steaks automatically:1)

BF-5
yea, seems like a fiver.

this one is painful to look at - something about the awareness vs effort - he had to know it was coming out this way early on but then he just kept going and going and going . . . aaahhhhhhhhhh

im with ya on the "skinning" maybe solid95 can catch a part two of the progress.
VonDirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old January 30th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #142
Pokerob
hug life
 
Pokerob's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-25-06
Location: G-Rap, MI
Posts: 10,147
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VonDirt View Post
Flintstones lift






yea, seems like a fiver.

this one is painful to look at - something about the awareness vs effort - he had to know it was coming out this way early on but then he just kept going and going and going . . . aaahhhhhhhhhh

im with ya on the "skinning" maybe solid95 can catch a part two of the progress.

What sucks for me is...... my shit looks like booty fab compared to the stuff you do.
Pokerob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #143
Fullsize4life
Kicking Cancers ASS
 
Fullsize4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-25-06
Location: Hart, Mi (next to silver lake)
Posts: 18,754
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Ill bet the owner of that dodge is proud of it also. Kinda wonder if he has offspring. If he continues to make stuff of that calibler we wont have to worry about it for long.
Fullsize4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #144
DUNE JUMP
...
 
DUNE JUMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-29-06
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 1,223
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pokerob View Post
What sucks for me is...... my shit looks like booty fab compared to the stuff you do.
Don't worry, VonDirt's fab makes ALL of us look like booty-fabbers

That's why we watch and learn from the master.
DUNE JUMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2009, 08:54 AM   #145
MiNi Beast
Senior Member
 
MiNi Beast's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-14-06
Location: Marquette, MI
Posts: 9,010
iTrader: (75)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Wonder if this would count... Homebrew 2.5 in lift shackles and 2.5 " AAL on a XJ...? he wants to know why his springs are flat?
MiNi Beast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2009, 12:29 PM   #146
Plato2k5
In Da Faaaaaace!!!
 
Plato2k5's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-25-05
Location: WMU Kzoo Mi / Livonia, MI
Posts: 5,448
iTrader: (17)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Plato2k5
Default

what is AAL?
Plato2k5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2009, 01:37 PM   #147
DUNE JUMP
...
 
DUNE JUMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-29-06
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 1,223
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plato2k5 View Post
what is AAL?
add a leaf
DUNE JUMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2009, 02:10 PM   #148
VonDirt
Senior Member
 
VonDirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-10-06
Location: west side michigan
Posts: 629
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pokerob View Post
What sucks for me is...... my shit looks like booty fab compared to the stuff you do.

fab work can be a dicey subject for alot of different reasons. here's some general thoughts - my opinions only fwiw -

i look at the topic of (booty, redneck, etc. fab) as an opportunity to learn something. we all learn from our mistakes and having a discussion about why something did or didn't work is always a good thing. it has the potential to help the 4x4 community by not repeating mistakes or at least being aware of them. hopefully we all get a little smarter over time.

were all at different points on a learning curve. comparing work across the board is not quite right because we don't know the context that it came from. some guys started last week with no tools out in the snow and the stuff looks pretty good - some have been at it forever with an entire machine shop at their disposal and there still making crap. you just never know what the rest of the story is behind something. if you can look back at some old work and see how your progress or skills have improved, then thats all that matters. bottom line; everybody's got to start somewhere - ya just don't know where there coming from.

there's a few things that make sketchy fab work more likely to occur in wheelin than in other places; if you think about what's required in a given motorsport - i.e. put F1/indy cars at one end of a scale and demolition derby's at the other, recreational wheeling is definitely on the grassroots side. you can have fun for next to nothing or you can spend some money - but you don't have to. a derby car as an example; why spend time on something that gets used once and scraped. depending on your style, wheeling isn't that far from a demo derby - just takes a little longer to kill'em.

improving skills/techniques, etc. takes time. the build cycle for the majority of people is stretched way out over time. so you build and fix as you go, then you wheel a season or two, everything gets thrashed enough that at a point its time to start over. so - its been a year or more since you worked on it in a detailed way - skills lil rusty, probably forgot the finer points of what you even did the last time. its basically like starting from scratch. you cant learn to play an instrument that you only practice with a couple times a year.

nuff rambling - back to work
VonDirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2009, 02:32 PM   #149
Pokerob
hug life
 
Pokerob's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-25-06
Location: G-Rap, MI
Posts: 10,147
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VonDirt View Post
fab work can be a dicey subject for alot of different reasons. here's some general thoughts - my opinions only fwiw -

i look at the topic of (booty, redneck, etc. fab) as an opportunity to learn something. we all learn from our mistakes and having a discussion about why something did or didn't work is always a good thing. it has the potential to help the 4x4 community by not repeating mistakes or at least being aware of them. hopefully we all get a little smarter over time.

were all at different points on a learning curve. comparing work across the board is not quite right because we don't know the context that it came from. some guys started last week with no tools out in the snow and the stuff looks pretty good - some have been at it forever with an entire machine shop at their disposal and there still making crap. you just never know what the rest of the story is behind something. if you can look back at some old work and see how your progress or skills have improved, then thats all that matters. bottom line; everybody's got to start somewhere - ya just don't know where there coming from.

there's a few things that make sketchy fab work more likely to occur in wheelin than in other places; if you think about what's required in a given motorsport - i.e. put F1/indy cars at one end of a scale and demolition derby's at the other, recreational wheeling is definitely on the grassroots side. you can have fun for next to nothing or you can spend some money - but you don't have to. a derby car as an example; why spend time on something that gets used once and scraped. depending on your style, wheeling isn't that far from a demo derby - just takes a little longer to kill'em.

improving skills/techniques, etc. takes time. the build cycle for the majority of people is stretched way out over time. so you build and fix as you go, then you wheel a season or two, everything gets thrashed enough that at a point its time to start over. so - its been a year or more since you worked on it in a detailed way - skills lil rusty, probably forgot the finer points of what you even did the last time. its basically like starting from scratch. you cant learn to play an instrument that you only practice with a couple times a year.

nuff rambling - back to work
will you adopt me......DAD?











then help me build a cage/4-link/etc....k thanks. :)
Pokerob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2009, 07:09 PM   #150
scottie
American Leyland??
 
scottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: not in Georgia
Posts: 8,517
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to scottie
Default

Spotted this on another board:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	content.jpg
Views:	834
Size:	88.3 KB
ID:	37387  
scottie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2009, 07:29 PM   #151
MusKegon_ZJ_gurl
Senior Member
 
MusKegon_ZJ_gurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-10-08
Location: 49442
Posts: 17,273
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottie View Post
Spotted this on another board:
Mmmm Bootylicious
__________________
http://www.glfwda.org/
MusKegon_ZJ_gurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #152
ovrlnd
HURL SCOUTS
 
ovrlnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-23-07
Location: Westland, Michigan
Posts: 10,003
iTrader: (14)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to ovrlnd
Default

good stuff in this thread.
ovrlnd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2009, 03:47 AM   #153
jeepguy74
Senior Member
 
jeepguy74's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-14-06
Location: wellston (west of cadillac)
Posts: 2,861
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by funandgames View Post
He live's in a town with no stop signs.......

i know it isnt safe but you gotta hand it to this kid for trying to fix his ride ...i know it isnt safe but at least he tried
jeepguy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2009, 05:41 AM   #154
VonDirt
Senior Member
 
VonDirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-10-06
Location: west side michigan
Posts: 629
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepguy74 View Post
i know it isnt safe but you gotta hand it to this kid for trying to fix his ride .

x2

you cant fail on something thats only an idea in your head. anybody who "tries" deserves some credit. if it were in a class room, he'd get an "E" for effort and you'd just move on to the next project.
VonDirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #155
solid95yota
"the wonder truck"
 
solid95yota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-27-08
Location: new boston
Posts: 712
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VonDirt View Post
Flintstones lift






yea, seems like a fiver.

this one is painful to look at - something about the awareness vs effort - he had to know it was coming out this way early on but then he just kept going and going and going . . . aaahhhhhhhhhh

im with ya on the "skinning" maybe solid95 can catch a part two of the progress.

ha i was just a buffalo wild wings and say that. hopefully i dont see it again. it kinda burnt my eyes
solid95yota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #156
Mclovin
"The Situation"
 
Mclovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Westland, Mi
Posts: 14,397
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Mclovin Send a message via Yahoo to Mclovin
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VonDirt View Post
pvc looses its impact resistance exponentially in the cold. so a rock or something shoots up in there and - kaboom - like a prosthetic leg made of glass.
hmmmm i gota give this a whirl
Mclovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #157
DUNE JUMP
...
 
DUNE JUMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-29-06
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 1,223
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNi Beast View Post
Wonder if this would count... Homebrew 2.5 in lift shackles and 2.5 " AAL on a XJ...? he wants to know why his springs are flat?
the AAL is probably beat, but the springs look better than mine

Not booty fab though, just a shady lift... unless you have some good shots of those 5" longer shackles
DUNE JUMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2009, 11:23 PM   #158
DUNE JUMP
...
 
DUNE JUMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-29-06
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 1,223
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

this is a new one

Gotta love the shocks on the back-- oh wait
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0037.jpg
Views:	704
Size:	97.3 KB
ID:	38319  
DUNE JUMP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #159
88mudder
In the band!
 
Join Date: 03-30-06
Location: waterford michigan
Posts: 3,678
iTrader: (29)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to 88mudder Send a message via Skype™ to 88mudder
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DUNE JUMP View Post
this is a new one

Gotta love the shocks on the back-- oh wait
@ that
88mudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2009, 11:30 PM   #160
JDirt
Always right-sometimes
 
JDirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-02-07
Location: Interlochen
Posts: 1,873
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DUNE JUMP View Post
this is a new one

Gotta love the shocks on the back-- oh wait
It's long travel man!

Someone needs to hook him up with a tubing bender.
JDirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Fabrication and body armor

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.36282 seconds with 82 queries