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Old 06-04-2013, 03:22 AM
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Good stuff, love the updates! :)
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:27 AM
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Wow this is really impressive!

I am just starting to learn fabrication as I rebuild a 1994 Jeep YJ. Part of the project plan is updating the cage.

In my studies it seems DOM tubing is popular in frame and cage fabrication. And many times you'll see folks warn against using pipe in place of DOM tubing.

But I see you are using 1.66 pipe 125 wall...
  • What is the difference between the pipe your using and DOM tubing?
  • Is the pipe as strong as DOM?
  • Or is there something special about the way your fabricating the cage that makes using 1.66 pipe 125 safe?
  • Is it difficult to bend?

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:45 AM
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All I can say is WOW!!! Great job so far!!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:29 AM
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Almost all cage work is done with this type of material over here
It is not pipe as such really,here it's usually cold formed and is called Structural Hollow Section and produced and sold on OD pipe measurements to suit older brains and machinery but thinner wall than most pipe so ID is not 1 1/4 etc etc as you would have with pipe(and it's never used to carry liquid)
It is very uniform,while most claim a huge increase in strength after Drawn Over Mandrel i personally dont believe there is that much,sure with perfectly uniform dimensions it adds strength but like i said earlier the SHC we get is also perfectly uniform..lots of different opinions of course
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:03 PM
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Almost all cage work is done with this type of material over here. It is not pipe as such really,here it's usually cold formed and is called Structural Hollow Section and produced and sold on OD pipe measurements... It is very uniform,while most claim a huge increase in strength after Drawn Over Mandrel i personally dont believe there is that much
Thank you 350 Vortec, I learned something of value today!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:00 AM
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Thanks guys I have been having fun with this build. The pipe was chosen mostly because I got such a good deal on it, I usaully build with DOM.

I have been playing around on it again and keep finding more uses for my milling machine
Because Im running a front diff in the rear I had to flip the housing , the gear set needs to be flipped, I need to clearance the housing.



This is the tranny filter




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Old 07-24-2013, 12:09 AM
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Also made the dash panels , more milling




Cut the ends down for more visability



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Old 07-24-2013, 04:37 PM
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Very nice work

I wish I could afford a mill, they're just so expensive around here.......someday.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:15 PM
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Wow that dash is badass!

For the tube clamps, I see with one you drilled two holes then split it in half. Did you split it with a bandsaw? Is this how you made the wider 4x tube clamp also or did you ball mill each half in the case?
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:59 AM
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Wow that dash is badass!

For the tube clamps, I see with one you drilled two holes then split it in half. Did you split it with a bandsaw? Is this how you made the wider 4x tube clamp also or did you ball mill each half in the case?
Thanks guys

Yes I did cut the tube clamps with a bandsaw , when I drilled the through holes for the lines I sloted the holes the thickness of the bandsaw blade.
And yes on the ball end on the other clamps.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:25 PM
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Not much to report but it is a roller now , only about a year behind my plans

It's a bit of a pain to get in and out of compaird to the two seat buggy



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Old 09-10-2013, 11:27 AM
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Wow that sucker is tiny! Awesome build. Nice sheetmetal work on the dash. Those details really make a difference.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:04 PM
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I'm not a rock crawler,(I live in NJ!) but that thing is friggin cool as HELL!

Awesome job,I love it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:30 AM
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Thanks guys,! I have been back at it , so here's a bunch of pics

I had to remake the front and rear shock mounts and part of the exhaust to clear the tires.




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This is what I originally had, I don't like the mitered bends but with how little room I had I didn't have much choice.



Power steering res




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Old 09-13-2013, 03:28 AM
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:36 AM
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super cool well done
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:34 PM
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I like your bead forming tool!
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:13 PM
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Damn great work
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:08 PM
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Got a bit more done , cooling system piping is done
Also started on the rear diff steering ram mount










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Old 09-30-2013, 04:57 AM
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Great as always
Have a query re suspension arms,wont it be inclined to act a little funny with that lack of a triangle in there?seems like a lot of separation at narrow end
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