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Old 03-24-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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This is my first real start to finish fab project. I don't really count the SAC just because of the amount of help I had for that. Its almost finished, need to do the rear bumper/hitch mount. I am going to finish skinning the sides once i pick up one more piece of sheet metal. I will also add some more supports to the side to avoid crushing. Just driving it around the neighborhood the visibility improvements are amazing! Let me know what you think...

Baseframe, minus extra supports not seen here


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Nice little spot for the high lift


Little flex test on the concrete/rubble at the edge of the neighborhood


Tire just clears the edge when flexing
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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That looks real nice, but also looks very fragile?
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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I think it looks great!

Once you add the adl supports it should be fine.

Depending on weight carried you might want to add a couple more crossbraces to the bottom, though.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:39 AM   #4
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Bad-ass for sure.

Nice work.

What you ganna coat it with? Line-X type shit or some type of paint?
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:13 AM   #5
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That looks real nice, but also looks very fragile?
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I think it looks great!

Once you add the adl supports it should be fine.

Depending on weight carried you might want to add a couple more crossbraces to the bottom, though.
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Bad-ass for sure.

Nice work.

What you ganna coat it with? Line-X type shit or some type of paint?
Thanks! I am very happy with the outcome considering this is my first project. I am thinking the line-x knock off stuff. I am also looking at a hard rubber tread pattern material that i can get for the bottom, but am worried about dry rot. If i don't do that it will probably be the line-x home roll knock off.
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i think thats looking awesome! cant wait to see finished product!! i did this to my first yota... it was also my first project... have fun man!
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oh and watch out for cops... ha mine they werent too fancy about... ha!
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:59 PM   #8
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very nice indeed!!! ill be considering the same project soon and that looks to be a great and simple form. Nice fabbin'

How did you secure it? are each xmember welded to frame?
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very nice indeed!!! ill be considering the same project soon and that looks to be a great and simple form. Nice fabbin'

How did you secure it? are each xmember welded to frame?
Completely bolt on and removable. There are 4 holes in the long side frame rails. that hook up to the stock mounts. Ill grab photos tonight if i remember.
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Nice work! I plan to build something similar. What are the specifications of the square tubing you used?
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:04 AM   #11
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be careful of not having rear fenders
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:56 PM   #12
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Wow that looks great... I'd look at adding rear fenders though. Keep us updated
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:25 PM   #13
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Tire just clears the edge when flexing
I bet you are going to rub that support under full stuff.. That doesn't look like the springs are compressing all the way.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:50 PM   #14
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x2 You are going to destroy that tire in the process. Ditch those freaking chevy springs for some real springs.

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