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Old June 4th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #81
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Lower the seat, lay back the windshield with a center upright stradling transmission, and taper the roof on a angle to the orgional height behind the drivers head. Only really adding the weight of the center upright while lowering cg and introducing a triangle to the windshield which will prevent the roof from crushing and add a small amount of side ridigity.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #82
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While the cage work isn't the greatest and it is pretty squirrelly...


That is one nasty small block chevy
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Old June 4th, 2013, 08:51 AM   #83
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Lower the seat, lay back the windshield with a center upright stradling transmission, and taper the roof on a angle to the orgional height behind the drivers head. Only really adding the weight of the center upright while lowering cg and introducing a triangle to the windshield which will prevent the roof from crushing and add a small amount of side ridigity.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #84
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While the cage work isn't the greatest and it is pretty squirrelly...


That is one nasty small block chevy
NO one has ever denied that the engine rocks. it's just the design and thought of everything around it being even more awesome.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 09:05 AM   #85
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NO one has ever denied that the engine rocks. it's just the design and thought of everything around it being even more awesome.
I believe the guy that always drags with him with the light blue blazer is the guy that builds the motors. I think they are like a 440 sbc or something crazy like that. Wicked cool.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 09:23 AM   #86
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Anybody recognize this "jeep"? Lol


That looks to have the same ammount of strength that a Wallside or Hanson window has.

A proper cage like what WhiteRhino or Benny has is equatible to a Majic fibreglass window frame. Solid and strong!

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Old June 4th, 2013, 10:42 AM   #87
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Hell even in the RC truck world we run better cages then that !!

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Old June 4th, 2013, 10:53 AM   #88
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Old June 4th, 2013, 10:53 AM   #89
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Sand-O-rama. I don't remember where but it was not at Silver Lake but was on the West side of the state.
I thought that was it. Looked familier. It was down south of here by Benton Harbor.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #90
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Hell even in the RC truck world we run better cages then that !!

Just out of curiosity as I've never seen one, but what do u guys build those cages from. And do you weld them together or braze or something??? Looks pretty cool
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Just out of curiosity as I've never seen one, but what do u guys build those cages from. And do you weld them together or braze or something??? Looks pretty cool
brazing and even solder is used (use a solder desgnied for mechanical connection, not an electrical one...). TIG welding could be done, but is beyond the equipment most of those people have...
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brazing and even solder is used (use a solder desgnied for mechanical connection, not an electrical one...). TIG welding could be done, but is beyond the equipment most of those people have...
Cool, thanks
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I am not here to argue. Those pics of the jeep chassis is from when he changed motors.

Originally he had a SBC w/NOS. Then went to alcohol blown SBC. If you notice in pic where blower motor sitting in it. The back bars are cut off. Because he went to an x-brace and new rear down bars. You can see it in more recent photos. Personally I would probably want more cage. But its his choice. But when its at the track its fast and straight.
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I am not here to argue. Those pics of the jeep chassis is from when he changed motors.

Originally he had a SBC w/NOS. Then went to alcohol blown SBC. If you notice in pic where blower motor sitting in it. The back bars are cut off. Because he went to an x-brace and new rear down bars. You can see it in more recent photos. Personally I would probably want more cage. But its his choice. But when its at the track its fast and straight.
I'd love to see that. I've only seen videos of him torque steering into the other lane.
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Just out of curiosity as I've never seen one, but what do u guys build those cages from. And do you weld them together or braze or something??? Looks pretty cool
We use solid steel rods in various thickness's . Then either braze or solder them together. I have several pictures of some those awesome chassis's if anyone is interested in seeing more.

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We use solid steel rods in various thickness's . Then either braze or solder them together. Just like Jesus mentioned. I have several pictures of some those awesome chassis's if anyone is interested in seeing more.


Itd be much more interesting than the arguments in this thread
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Itd be much more interesting than the arguments in this thread
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Itd be much more structurally sound than the cage in this thread
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I've stayed quiet till now but here's my input from what I've seen of this rig:
The suspension may be set up fine for drag racing in controlled conditions. With the kind of power he's putting down I imagine it's been through plenty of test and tune. Problem is, it's set up like a drag car and has very very little travel and bounces wildly in uneven terrain like the ungroomed sand dunes. In those conditions it becomes clear that it wasn't designed for that, but oh well. I haven't seen him almost kill anyone and it looks like a fun ride, so have at it. The cage/chassis looks pretty underbuilt from these pics but maybe it's a work in progress in these shots like the above poster claims. It probably also doesn't weigh much more than a Rhino or RZR.
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This is my favorite dune jeep....







I got the shit sprayed out of me in this pic, but I didn't give a crap. Soooo worth it

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