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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:03 PM   #161
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Right on well great work guys Very impressive
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Old June 9th, 2010, 01:05 PM   #162
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About time. The tank looks like crap.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #163
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The tank looks like crap.
That's what happens when the welder is current limited by the size of the wire that's run to the barn.... About 145 amps is as much as I could run for any duration until I ran into problems. I needed to be around 170-175 for a couple of the double layered joints and the best I could get was around 160 so the welds were a little colder than I would have liked. The most noticable one is the one you can see in the rear view. But it holds fuel so it'll work.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #164
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Looks great. I don't see any red dots on the side this time.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #165
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Very nice!
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Old June 10th, 2010, 11:17 AM   #166
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looks like it turned out pretty darn nice
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Old June 15th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #167
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Seen you rig in Traverse Yesterday. Thing looks great. Sounds pretty good too.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #168
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P.S. If it wasn't you, it was a good imposter.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #169
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He's up there.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #170
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cool... maybe we will get pics of the shakedown run.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 07:37 AM   #171
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and over 6" of shaft is showing.
I would KILL for that problem.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 10:52 PM   #172
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saw this thing on woodward today looks great
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Old August 21st, 2010, 11:07 PM   #173
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i think i saw you on woodward friday in pontiac if it was you that things really nice
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 12:07 AM   #174
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saw it in rochester yesterday. thats a badass tracker
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:17 AM   #175
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saw it in rochester yesterday. thats a badass tracker
Pavement wheeling?
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:47 AM   #176
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Pavement wheeling?
Gotta break up the wheeling trips some how! West Virginia last weekend, DOA next weekend. He's definitely putting some miles on it!
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 01:39 PM   #177
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Bump for an old thread. Got any updated pics?
Seems like you'd have much more up travel without highsteer.
Nice build.
Pray it never gets rolled again.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:29 PM   #178
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There are more things stopping it from having more up travel than the high steer. Mainly, the tires and the body, the differential and the oil pan, the control arms and the passenger compartment. It's an inch lower than it was before the rebuild, it's low enough for what it is and it has enough bump travel for what its purpose is.

No updates really, it looks and functions the same as it did when it was finished. When my POS gets finished we're going to work on his roll protection.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #179
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As the February 8th 2011 post says, 'Time for Roll Protection'.
'bout dam time!
First a 'disclaimer' of sorts for those who will poo-poo the fact the cage is slightly unorthodox in that it does not go to the frame. This roll over protection is NOT designed for high speed racing. It is designed to keep the internal integrity of the cabin intact in the event of 'slow' rolls . After viewing the Tracker 1.0 it was obvious where the weak points would be and what type of bracing would be needed to survive even the 50 mph endo that it endured.
The thought being, tie the bars to as much of the interior structure and use the structure AND the bar to maintain the cabin.
Remember this is NOT like a jeep where the bar itself is the only exposed entity in a rollover.

Let the stipping begIn!
Crap cleaned out, all 12 cu ft of it. Sure is a lot of shit back there......



Current thoughts are this;

Exterior; 1.75" OD 0.120 wall Cr/Mo
Scrub bar tied into the 'A' pillar under the fender (STRONG point in Trackers body construction) Then up the 'A' pillar and along the top rail of the body all the way to the back. Terminate the bar with a slight turndown. Bar will tie into reinforcements that once supported the roof rack at 4 places shown by the red dots in the pictures.
In addition ther will be connector bars running across the top essentially tieing all 4 points in together on the roof.
Not show very clearly yet is the front header bar just above the windshield. It will span the scrub bars and serve to help distribute the load side to side.



Interior; 1.5" OD 0.120 wall Cr/Mo

'B' hoop from the floor up and over the drivers head just behind the headrest. Tied in at 2 places on 'B' pillar each side above and below seat belt anchor in addition to the floor spreader.

'C' Hoop behind the passenger (or puppy dog) that is tied in to 'C' pillar, also at the same location of the seat belt anchor. In addition to floor spreaders that go through extremely strong wheel well bumps.
Still debating a tie between the 'B' hoop and 'C' hoop and if I'll run an angle bar off 'C' hoop to 'D' pillar at extreme rear of cab.



More will become clear as the tubes start getting bent.
Thoughts/criticisms?
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Old December 31st, 2013, 06:19 AM   #180
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Good plan. You are leaving out a vulnerable spot. (same spot I have) If you are leaned up against a tree on your front fender, the transition from there, across the cowl to the A pillar is unprotected. Lots of guys have crushed cowls on their jeeps.
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