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Old September 13th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #41
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I have no idea Jon....Im using somebody elses. :) I already came up with a new idea for the cage which is gonna look sweet and I havent seen one done like it before.

And now I really want to step up to a bigger tire. Come springtime if my profit sharing is as good as I think it will be I can see some RCV's up front and maybe some 37-39" Pitbulls in its future.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #42
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Back end (of the truck) is looking great! Would love to see some 39s on this beast.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 03:02 AM   #43
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Spent a good 8hr cutting,notching,bending,welding and scratching my head today. Yes Im that slow.Its my first cage so piss off. lol

Got rear braces/tail light hoops in today and have filler panels cut. You can see the 80 bend of the fender tube in this pic. I hate how the other pix make it look like its just a square bed.

The two outside tubes will make up the tops of my fenders. Added a second hoop that still needs all the other bars added yet.



Should have hoops braced and rear down bars finished tomorrow. I also have my spare tire mount bent up but need some tube inserts and some hiems.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 04:17 AM   #44
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Nice job Brian! Amazing build buddy!!!

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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:01 AM   #45
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That second hoop idea is great! . . . . Gona be done for the Novermber run to Wellsville?
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Old September 17th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #46
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I'm having trouble understanding the second hoop idea. What's it for?
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Old September 18th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #47
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This help?






Have filler panels welded in for the tails now also.

Few more tubes to add then I can start cutting aluminum for fender tops and bed sides.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #48
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whats going under the front???
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79 d44 HP. Open diff and stock 3.50 gears for this winter. Come spring its getting RCV shafts and a locker. I have King 2.5 12" coilovers and keeping it a extended radius arm.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #50
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Hey what you guys suggest for prep and paint for the tube work?
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Old September 21st, 2012, 07:45 PM   #51
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Sand it down with a scotch pad, wipe it clean and regular old spray paint of your choosing. Makes for easy touch-ups down the road. Your gonna rub that thing on trees all day long, I wouldn't put to much $$ into painting it.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 09:05 PM   #53
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I love the name of this truck...
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Sand it down with a scotch pad, wipe it clean and regular old spray paint of your choosing. Makes for easy touch-ups down the road. Your gonna rub that thing on trees all day long, I wouldn't put to much $$ into painting it.
That's what I did....paint is rubbed off already.
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Ok I have a shelf full of Tractor Supply black for it but didnt know if using a primer was worth it.
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Ok I have a shelf full of Tractor Supply black for it but didnt know if using a primer was worth it.
Ive been using the TSC tractor paint for years now. Its a pretty good and durable paint, I noticed TSC has hardener you can add to it to make it more durable. The only problem I have with it is that it doesnt hold up to UV rays very well. Was just looking at a cargo rack I used the black tractor paint on 3yrs ago and it is quite faded and chalky looking. TSC has Valspar implement spray paint- really liking that.

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I've used that implement paint a TON that stuff is great!!!!
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Ive been using the TSC tractor paint for years now. Its a pretty good and durable paint, I noticed TSC has hardener you can add to it to make it more durable. The only problem I have with it is that it doesnt hold up to UV rays very well. Was just looking at a cargo rack I used the black tractor paint on 3yrs ago and it is quite faded and chalky looking. TSC has Valspar implement spray paint- really liking that.
i painted my whole jeep with the valspar spray paint and i have been very happy with it so far and its been 2 years i believe
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i painted my whole jeep with the valspar spray paint and i have been very happy with it so far and its been 2 years i believe
Two years is impressive for rattle can paint. I used it for the first time this summer so I wasnt sure on wearability. My bumpers need a touch up, I think Ill be reaching for the Valspar.
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If you use the valspar red primer along with the implement paint it will last for years!
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