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'97 mounty 5.0 4x4 baby!!
disconnect the battery and you should be fine.
 



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MountaineerGreen

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Got the drivers side done today and painted-

Here it is unpainted

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The middle mount is twisted as the frame tapers

Middle Mount

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Rear Mount

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Front Mount

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Front End

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Rear End

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The proof-

The wheels are off of the ground, its hard to tell in the picture

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This is while it is lifted- very little deflection

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Side Shot-

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Still needs a little more paint and side rails, but it will come with time.
 
























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Ive still go the other side to make :rolleyes: I'm slow when it comes to fabrication.

The passenger side I should be able to finish tomorrow- its much less complicated, no gas tank, no fuel lines. And I've got the basic process down now.

Now I have the tools I need to finish. I had to stop several times on the first side. I burned up a drill bit, the 3/8 drill I was using started smoking. The cord on the grinder went bad, so I had to rewire it.

Now I have a 4 pack of flap disks, 2 cut off wheels for the chop saw, 4 grinding wheels, a 6 amp 1/2" drill, and some gear wrenches. :D I'm set for the other side.
 












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Those turned out pretty good. Nice idea with how you attached them to the frame. Dropping the tank is a pain, and you found a way around that. Now go drag them over some rocks and tell us how they hold up :D
 






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Well, I cant take all the credit for that design- Brian1 did something similar here.

I took part of his design and made my own. I think I will have a little better clearance by not having bolts under the frame, but I don't know yet.

It was ALOT of work to get these done. I probably have over 30 hours in them. I guess I don't work all that fast, but I never figured it would take that long. The frame brackets took quite a bit of time to make and I spent hours making the gaps and spacing even. I'm pleased with the result, I just wish I had a wire welder, my welds would look better.
 






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Looks good, as long as you got good penatration who cares what your welds look like. Its not like anyones going to see them under your Mounty.
 






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Looks good, as long as you got good penatration who cares what your welds look like. Its not like anyones going to see them under your Mounty.

Yeah, but I will and I am the one has to be happiest.

I am going to make an appointment with the fab guy who has a tubing bender to get my outer parts done this week probably.
 






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An update on the tube sliders I talked about-

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They emailed me back, too late of course, but they said that they will make them 73" long if desired. They may be pretty cool- $300 Isn't too bad for the mounts and all.
 






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Got the tube bar outters I have been wanting today.

Its 1 3/4" steel tubing.

I took it to a guy who had a tubing bender and wire welder. He did 99% of the work, I watched. Painted them flat black, plan to make steps on the top with herculiner.


Unpainted-
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Side Profile-

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Driver side door open looking down

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Nice Job, I want some!
 



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