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Old January 19th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #181
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How soon till this is ready to go, we need to get all the grocery getters on the trail together
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Old January 19th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #182
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How soon till this is ready to go, we need to get all the grocery getters on the trail together
Well plan was first of the year but some stuff happened over Christmas break and it didn't get done. Then there have been several snags like the issues with the roll cage and the bumpers.

Now i'm down to 1 vehicle and am still looking for a trans for the minivan so that is putting a kink in the works and the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics season just kicked off so I have been really busy with that. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIRST_Robotics_Competition

I have a "Must be done date" coming up because we, my students and I, have been asked to do a presentation on Automotive Careers and they want The Jeep, the Neon, and a couple other things at their location.

I am thinking March 1.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 11:37 AM   #183
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there is the wave i save for those stinking midget jeeps. wheres the new pics tim?
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Old January 20th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #184
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wheres the new pics tim?
I wasn't gonna post these but ok, here they are.

Flame me if you want, but I am going to be using this vehicle to wheel, AND for PR for my Auto Service Program for student recruitment, community education, funding, etc . Like it or not, bling sells to the non-tech people. So there has to be some bling. And anyway, those of you that know me, know I like a little bling.:tonka:

This is going to be so kick ass when it's done.

Student designed combo stealth sub box and storage unit.

Laying the dadoes or however you spell it



Front view









This is a good view of what it will be. Bottom center is the sub, top center is small storage for tree saver and a set of gloves. The 2 side compartments will house things like rain gear, spare shoes, change of clothes, towels etc that are soft, needed on a trail ride but but you don't have to get at every time you stop.

picture looks funny, but that top board IS straight....not cock-eyed.









There are plans for side pockets and some other stuff. It's no where near done yet. The angle of the box matches the angle of the rear seat and comes right up to the top of the seat.

Entire design was done by an 11th grader. He's not super mechanical but he really got into this part of the build. He did a cool drafting style drawing of it in...get this...publisher, and when it came time to build it, his measurements and angles were almost perfect and his sub enclosure volume was right in the middle of spec for the sub we are using. Wait till you see that baby. 24 pounds of pure thumpita thumpita.

Here is the Ultimate Air tank. I stripped the paint and re-did it with some bling.

This is a CO2 tank for doing all kinds of crap with. One of the handiest things I have in the Jeep. Fills tires, runs air tools, welding shielding gas, fills pool toys, blows dirt out of the holes that the bases go in for T-Ball....all kinds of uses.

http://www.ultimate-air.com/

Talk to Brian, he will hook you up. A Michigan guy building stuff in Michigan. He even wheels....well...when he doesn't need a motor.:tonka:

Stripped and sanded, then base coat, then clear coat. I have used the crap out of this thing. It was really banged up.



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We'll be working on the front bumper this afternoon so I should have new build pics soon.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #185
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Those computers look like the ones we had in class 25 years ago.

BTW, Sub box = super ghey.

Air tank = Very nice.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 01:45 PM   #186
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Those computers look like the ones we had in class 25 years ago.

BTW, Sub box = super ghey.

Air tank = Very nice.
I know you would love to be bumpin in teh is-lander, dont hate.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #187
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Those computers look like the ones we had in class 25 years ago.

BTW, Sub box = super ghey.

Air tank = Very nice.
hahahaa....I stole those computers from the middle school trash. Really.

Da bump is good....don't be a hater.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #188
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The bump would be better if made with MDF (medium density fiber board) but probally not so hot for the rest of the unit, i like it. And there is nothing wrong with a little boom
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Old January 20th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #189
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The bump would be better if made with MDF (medium density fiber board) but probally not so hot for the rest of the unit.
x2, but agree that it's difficult to decide what to use since it's double duty. Plywood makes for an odd sounding sub, but great for storage.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #190
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MDF isn't as good as HDF but marine plywood is close to as good as MDF. Then again, this isn't a comp kind of thing and it has to pull double duty. ply only makes the sound a little tinny but if fiber is placed in the enclosure, then the sound is the same. Once covered, I would bet you couldn't tell the difference.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #191
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Plasma'd out the panel for the RS9000 controls.



What it looks like with the crap in it. It goes in the little storage tray area in the center console and will prolly be powdercoated black.



Front bumper tacked together. Got it finish welded also. Now have to smooth it all out and cut the hole for the fairlead. Then paint.

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Old January 20th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #192
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wow, i really like that bumper. you and your students are doin some very nice work on this thing, keep it comin
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Old January 21st, 2008, 06:40 PM   #193
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somebody should start producing that bumper right there...JCR, you seeing this?
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Old January 21st, 2008, 07:30 PM   #194
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That is a very nice bumper, i wish i had a set of dimple dies and a brake/shear
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Old January 21st, 2008, 07:35 PM   #195
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That is a very nice bumper, i wish i had a set of dimple dies and a brake/shear
That bumper was made by sglide, but it looks very similar to this one: http://tntcustoms.com/webV5/xjRockRunnerFrontBumper.asp
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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:10 PM   #196
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It does look very similar, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

I still need a couple tools to make one myself, but i like the way mine are. Its hard to make a tube bumper really look like it was meant to fit on a box that is the cherokee
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Not all of the bumper was made by sglide.
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Not all of the bumper was made by sglide.
Sorry
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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:44 PM   #199
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I like most everything about this rig, but the bumper. Too busy for me.
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I like most everything about this rig, but the bumper. Too busy for me.
hahahahaa

Wait till it's all lit up inside all the holes. hahahahahahaha
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