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Old January 4th, 2009, 07:37 PM   #121
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Well this stuff had to be redone I did not like how I had it at first. I also got the mill wired back up and was able to start making some rim stiffeners.



























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Old January 4th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #122
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Very cool build, looks great.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:44 AM   #123
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making good progress -

what grade aluminum did you go with on the stiffeners ?
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Old January 6th, 2009, 03:14 PM   #124
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making good progress -

what grade aluminum did you go with on the stiffeners ?
I think it is somewhere in the 3000 range it is kinda soft but it was almost free. I am going to test weld on a junk rim first.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #125
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worked on the fan shroud
I could only fit a 12" fan I hope it is enough air
















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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #126
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I like the alum shroud, if it doesn't pull enough air, you can make a perimeter shim to set it off the fin surface about a 1/16" (you'd have to cover those pass through holes).
Looks also like you might be able to cram a 6" fan off to one side also (if you have too). I've seen 6" ers on A/C 2ndary fans on some hundai car or something when I was at the pick n pull.
You could wire it in as a 2nd stage if you have an electric thermostat.
I've done this about 4X over, and finally got it right. Only time I get into trouble now is when I'm stuck in a rock pile & on the throttle, then it gets up to 230 or so.

P.S.- I'd reccomend wiring it into a lit switch, so you can see when its on. We've both had issues with forgetting the fan switch is off. :0
I still have to do my trans cooler fan that way.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 06:50 AM   #127
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x2 on the gap

might not be enough volume behind to create a plenum.

it looks tight in there - might be able to use some gasketing material on the perimeter to create the gap and seal it at the same time.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 06:42 PM   #128
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x2 on the gap

might not be enough volume behind to create a plenum.

it looks tight in there - might be able to use some gasketing material on the perimeter to create the gap and seal it at the same time.

There is .500" behind the shroud to the core. I dont think that I can get any more room than that with how it is set up now. I did seal the shroud on the top and bottom with some fome tape. I like the idea of the 8" fan. I will add that if it runs hot.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 06:06 AM   #129
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There is .500" behind the shroud to the core. I dont think that I can get any more room than that with how it is set up now. I did seal the shroud on the top and bottom with some fome tape. I like the idea of the 8" fan. I will add that if it runs hot.
.5 should work fine -

it looked like it was really tight in the pix. time for an eye exam i guess -
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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #130
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Look`n sweet.Sammi`s rule.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #131
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Old March 12th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #132
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Old March 15th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #133
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when you did your rockers, did you pound your floor up? i cut the original rocker panel off, and the front 1/3 hangs down behind there from the floor of the drivers side
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Old March 16th, 2009, 08:14 AM   #134
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when you did your rockers, did you pound your floor up? i cut the original rocker panel off, and the front 1/3 hangs down behind there from the floor of the drivers side

The body was rusty enough that I cut metal and rust out and then I found a pice of metal 3x6 to make new rockers. You can not jist weld it to the body though the rocker tube will neet to be suported. Hear are some pics.




The cut I made was all the way to the bottom of the door.




I hope this helps. BTW its harder than hell to weld to the sheet steel.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 09:44 AM   #135
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yea, that makes sense. i was thinking of having them welded straight to the frame. i just noticed that after i cut ~1" below the door, behind there was not flush because of the dip in the floor. i figure it'll get covered well enogh if my support tube from the frame goes across there.

i think i got confused by your pics because i assumed i did the same cuts as you. i cut additional stuff off of the body

i guess ill just have to have the boatside/slider up as tight to the body as i can

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Old March 29th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #136
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Needed to fix the rear shock mounts and brace the rear cage and fenders.

















I made a seat frame











I made the tailgate drop down














Making my intake for the super charger








first time tig welding the aluminum.




Moved the tstat neck so I could use a toyota lower rad hose top and bottom.








thats all for now.

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I like the Tailgate
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Old March 29th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #138
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #139
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Thanks scottie
the swing out was driving me nuts
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