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Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by IZwack, January 28, 2008.

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  1. sn0border88

    sn0border88 Master Apprentice Elite Explorer

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    That helps, but the best thing to do on aluminum is back off the pedal a little and add a dab of filler once you've backed off a little so the crater gets filled up.

    Dips are spaced a little to far apart, they may look nice but having them spaced so far apart makes the joint underfilled as a whole and can lead to individual little stress risers at the dips.

    Its also not clean enough, see the little specks in the bead? That is either grit from sand/emery paper or grinding wheels or oxides from not brushing off the alu. Grinding aluminum is fine with the right wheels, but you need to either go back over it with a carbide burr or a SS wire brush (NOT wire wheel) to get the embedded grit out of the material. Also even brand new aluminum needs to be brushed to remove the oxides.

    Clean it, tighten it up and you should be golden.
     
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  3. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    Thanks for the tips - yeah those pieces weren't cleaned. I basically bought it from home depot, chopped into small pieces, clamped it down, and then started welding them w/o any prep.
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  4. iammattchew

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    Dude, I hope you win some kind of award for this.
     
  5. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    I hope that award is a cool glass of lemonade.. mmmm.


    What I got done this week: the bars for the boat side thingy, and mounting tabs for the two front seats.

    Driver's side:
    [​IMG]

    Passenger's side:
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    The bars under the driver and passenger are a little bit reinforced (they have the greatest change of seeing some vertical forces)
    [​IMG]

    And then a friend came over and I had to build a chain guard for his motorcycle:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Rusty

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    my 19 month old would see this as a very fun jungle gym...so whens the jungle gym going to be finished iz?
     
  7. Burns

    Burns Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I need to attend IZ's school of Fab.



    Looking Good Z



    So will they be the sliders or just part of the underbody of the truck
     
  8. redranger4.0

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    boatsides are the sliders in majority of cases. Adding sliders would defeat the purpose of boatsides.
     
  9. Stic-o

    Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    Iz....lets talk about weight for a second. I don't feel your exsactly lowering the original weight. Mite as well add plate to the outside and call it a tank;)
     
  10. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    Thanks guys.

    I know its adding weight but its knd of necessary or else I'll get a rock up my legs. And those square tubes are only 1/8ths inch wall.
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  11. Dannyboy

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  12. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    A friend gave me this manual transmission from a Nissan 240 today - I think some of its internals might be a good candidate for a rear driveshaft disconnect.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. 91exploreron37

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    Hmmm interesting
     
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    Rear disconnect? Sweet...:D
     
  15. Diff Whack Daddy

    Diff Whack Daddy And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    What the beep make you look at a nissan tranny and go "oooh, rear driveshaft disconnect"?
     
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  16. Stic-o

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    well that's easy!:p:

     
  17. IZwack

    IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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    AHah yeah thats pretty much it. And most manual transmissions work the same way so really any manual transmission would work.

    Mounted the rear seat:
    [​IMG]

    Replaced the oil pump (still had the original one), installed the ladder frame, oil pan, and starter:
    [​IMG]

    Finally got around to making some shock mounts on the axle end.
    Rear driver's side:
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    Rear passenger's side:
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    Front driver's side. These shocks are the old ones (for mockup) and have 16" of stroke. The real ones are 14" so there will be 2 more inches of exposed shaft when the 14"s are installed.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Front passenger's side. The small orange line on the shock represents where the 14" shock body would end:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    And I knocked in the D60's inner knuckles (as you can see) but havent welded them in yet - caster is set to about 3 degrees.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Are you sure your not building a prototype for NASA's future moon mission?

    This is FAR OUT man!
     
  19. cybergasm

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    hmmm it kinda starting to look like a truck again :D
     
  20. 2-Stripe

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    you should rent out that back seat for your runs, Im sure there would be a few takers :D
     
  21. colindo94

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    How are you planning on going about painting the tube? Your too fancy to just spray can it.
     

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