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Old 04-08-2015, 02:18 AM
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I've been mostly consumed by the day-to-day projects similar to above, but I have had a chance to make progress on this thing. It was time for it to come off the frame table, so I finalized a few joints and solidified the tack welds everywhere. Sitting on scales in this picture, I had a guessing contest on my facebook page .


432lbs, still not complete yet though by any means.


Took it off the frame table, and rolled it outside for the first time. Now THAT was exciting. In these pics below i added a couple tubes after the scale pic, down tubes from the A pillar to the frame, and a forward extension of the rockers to the same node the A pillar ties into. A few more triangles to create, add a fuel cell mount, front link mounts, engine/trans mounts, and a few tubes to reinforce the rear and she'll be set. Hope to settle in under 550 lbs with the complete, bare chassis.



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Old 04-08-2015, 09:35 AM
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Lookin good! Tires are a little small but I guess they'll work for mall crawlin... What are you gona use to skin it?
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Annnnnnd thennnn??? Been away from here for a while (got burnt out and poor and took a job fixing boats) and was hoping to see this thing blasting through the desert by now!
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Ah... Now why would he go and do that???? Can't browse that one with my kids in the same room.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:24 PM
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. . . because . . . We are small and do not have the depth and diversity that the Arrrrg has, or sometimes pretends it has.
Personally I blame Canada. <jk

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I hate being small...
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:32 PM
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Haha E I still wander around these parts, though admittedly less than I'd like to! OFN is awesome, you can't stay away for too long .

The build has been progressing as I've had time to give it, so it's slow going but I'm really happy with the results so far. I'm also gearing up a full production chassis line for trail riding through U4 racing and anywhere in between, so I'm trying to get as much of the fab done as possible on the personal stuff beforehand.

Here are some teasers to bring things up to date, most of the recent work has actually been happening in the past couple weeks. Finished up the rear truss and linked the rear. Then welded on the spindle flanges so I can run Ford kingpin 60 spindles and hubs in the rear. The axle is near ride height in relation to the chassis


Then built up a truss for the front axle and linked it, mostly 1/8" plate with bolt sleeves welded in all around




Welded the front C's on with 3 degrees of camber, and set the front axle down


Grabbed a pair of Volvo fans out of the junkyard for the radiator


And made a shroud same size as the radiator


Gave it fender lines and a face


And loooots of uptravel




And a fun hood


That pops




So yeah! Been on a roll having a lot of fun with it lately. There really isn't much more tube to add, still on the to-do list are: mount radiator, make front cantilevers, mount drivetrain permenantly. Then I can shift gears away from the fab stuff and look at plumbing and electrical.
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Going to bump this for any progress.
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