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Old March 31st, 2009, 06:56 AM   #21
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nice jeep.
you've been waiting your whole life to say that, havent you?


for those of you who are observant, I had this picture in my shameless self promotion thread.



it now looks pretty much the same but I have alot more room and it meets the werock helmet +3" rule (and then some) for head room.

do you guys want me to go into why I did the things I did or just shut up and post pictures when I get them?
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Old March 31st, 2009, 06:58 AM   #22
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:05 AM   #23
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:12 AM   #24
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looks good so fare
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:17 AM   #25
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ok, why don't you go spend $50.00 on a camera so when you look back on this build you will have good pictures?

This whole camera phone thing isn't going to cut it.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:49 AM   #26
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ok, why don't you go spend $50.00 on a camera so when you look back on this build you will have good pictures?

This whole camera phone thing isn't going to cut it.

it's all done for a reason

and besides, I like cloudy camera phone pictures... it makes things look better

it looks quite a bit different now than in this picture.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 08:11 AM   #27
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do you guys want me to go into why I did the things I did or just shut up and post pictures when I get them?
i wouldnt mind a little commentary
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I have a couple of questions about your layout table:

1) Why didn't you get one that could fixture your axles on without them hanging off?

2) Why were you so worried about getting a perfect layout table, and then you use wooden blocks for holding up stuff? It seems like those wouldn't not be the most accurate fixturing devices.

And my final question is, when do you think you'll be done? Because I have to plan to be done before then.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 12:52 PM   #30
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I have a couple of questions about your layout table:

1) Why didn't you get one that could fixture your axles on without them hanging off?

2) Why were you so worried about getting a perfect layout table, and then you use wooden blocks for holding up stuff? It seems like those wouldn't not be the most accurate fixturing devices.

And my final question is, when do you think you'll be done? Because I have to plan to be done before then.
I really wanted to get a fixture table with ground in lines on it (and I still do) so I dont have to have things like the 1"x1" square tube at the front of the chassis to use as a baseline. I have adjusted to like this table... I weld the fixtures to it and then grind off the welds when I'm done. I definately wouldnt be doing that with a blanchard ground +\- .002" surface on the one that I really wanted. I had my sights set on a few tables that ended up going for much more than I had money for... I gave up after I kept getting outbid. what killed it for me was the fact that the guy was buying THREE tables.... he had no limit to what he was going to spend and I didnt want to be the one to find out where he would stop. I ended up scoring this one for $400 in my hands and its 60"x96" which is almost perfect but for the price I couldnt pass it up. it weighs 1800lbs and when I bought it the scrap price on it was almost more than what I paid. I filled in a few holes it had, smoothed out the top and sides and it's a very nice table for what I'm using it for. the top deviates about .080" towards the outsides but the center is pretty flat and the top is 3/4" thick so I decided to make it work and so far I dont really miss having a super precise table to work from.

The blocks of wood you see are just laying there, I use them for spacers or to hold things like the hood and seat for getting an idea of where things go and where things will fit. The only thing I have positioned using wood were the top roof bars on the sides to get the tumble home offset even from one side to the other, even then the pieces of wood were just sandwiched between the vertical beams and the roof bars... I should take pictures of all the goofy fixtures I have made to position things, some of them are pretty creative... Ohh... those blocks of wood I used were milled to the exact same height too.

The main thing you see is that I am using 6x6's to keep an idea of where my belly height will end up since I have had to redo the height of everything a few times over and I finally settled on the belly being the top of a 6x6 for the ease of keeping things located off the table consistantly. I have been resting my links on them so I can keep in mind what the link angles will look like.


I have no doubt that you'll be done long before I will, right now my unobtainable goal is may 30th but my realistic goal will be july 4th so I can hit up zukimelt at the badlands. I might have to put a suzuki sticker on it or something

my focus right now is making it a roller.... as soon as I do that I'll have a better idea of when I'll be done.

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Old March 31st, 2009, 02:08 PM   #31
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I really wanted to get a fixture table with ground in lines on it (and I still do) so I dont have to have things like the 1"x1" square tube at the front of the chassis to use as a baseline. I have adjusted to like this table... I weld the fixtures to it and then grind off the welds when I'm done. I definately wouldnt be doing that with a blanchard ground +\- .002" surface on the one that I really wanted. I had my sights set on a few tables that ended up going for much more than I had money for... I gave up after I kept getting outbid around the $1500 area. what killed it for me was the fact that the guy was buying THREE tables for 1500 each.... he had no limit to what he was going to spend and I didnt want to be the one to find out where he would stop. I ended up scoring this one for $400 in my hands and its 60"x96" which is almost perfect but for the price I couldnt pass it up. it weighs 1800lbs and when I bought it the scrap price on it was almost more than what I paid. I filled in a few holes it had, smoothed out the top and sides and it's a very nice table for what I'm using it for. the top deviates about .080" towards the outsides but the center is pretty flat and the top is 3/4" thick so I decided to make it work and so far I dont really miss having a super precise table to work from.

The blocks of wood you see are just laying there, I use them for spacers or to hold things like the hood and seat for getting an idea of where things go and where things will fit. The only thing I have positioned using wood were the top roof bars on the sides to get the tumble home offset even from one side to the other, even then the pieces of wood were just sandwiched between the vertical beams and the roof bars... I should take pictures of all the goofy fixtures I have made to position things, some of them are pretty creative... Ohh... those blocks of wood I used were milled to the exact same height too.

The main thing you see is that I am using 6x6's to keep an idea of where my belly height will end up since I have had to redo the height of everything a few times over and I finally settled on the belly being the top of a 6x6 for the ease of keeping things located off the table consistantly. I have been resting my links on them so I can keep in mind what the link angles will look like.


I have no doubt that you'll be done long before I will, right now my unobtainable goal is may 30th but my realistic goal will be july 4th so I can hit up zukimelt at the badlands. I might have to put a suzuki sticker on it or something

my focus right now is making it a roller.... as soon as I do that I'll have a better idea of when I'll be done.
nice build, i like the precision and attention to detail of your fathers and your builds.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 02:55 PM   #32
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If it was me I would add a back seat for when you get married & have a kid.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:10 PM   #33
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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:33 PM   #34
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If it was me I would add a back seat for when you get married & have a kid.

2 seats is PLENTY for any of my future plans...

how long do you think I'm going to have it anyway? 2 years max before I build a new chassis.

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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:40 PM   #35
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Looks like a quality build!
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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:50 PM   #36
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I thought you told me a month or so ago that Maxxis was offering better deals than BFG.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 06:14 PM   #37
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I thought you told me a month or so ago that Maxxis was offering better deals than BFG.
not that much better

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Old March 31st, 2009, 06:24 PM   #38
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Maxxis tires are no where near cheap... I would have loved a set of Creepy Crawlers, but not for $1600 for 4 shipped.
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I didn't mention and should have that my first set of trepadors were cheaper than BFG's, the difference is BFG hasn't changes their price 20%..... the bullshit line is fuel has gone up.... Not exactly a legitimate arguement but that's what they're using as the excuse/reason for the increase.
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Will you be able to attend Zuki-melt in your new jeep?
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