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14BFF spring perches.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cybrfire, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Someone makes these things to weld on for like 15 bucks. I lost my book mark. Can somebody throw me a bone here???
     
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    Echobit makes them for $46. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  3. chulisohombre

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    i got mine from a 4 wheelk drive shop in san jose cali for 20 bones.they are still on the axle and worked good.maybe call azkickin off road and see what they can do.
     
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    Kert,Can't remember if this place has them. I think I remember the post you are talking about. I can't find it either. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  5. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Nope, guess they don't have them. I'll have to try azkickin yet. How about running a 3.25" hole saw through some rectangular tubing then cutting it in half. 2.5" wide by whatever as long as it is 4. Might try that tomorrow if I can find the right stock... Thanks anyways guys. Worst case scenario I will buy them from Echobit. Little bit pricy. I'm a tightwad.
     
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    How about running a 3.25" hole saw through some rectangular tubing then cutting it in half. 2.5" wide by whatever as long as it is 4.

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    That is what I'd try. The heavier the wall, the better. Could also design a little more rear lift in that way.
     
  7. TONYP

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    so the cost on Echobit is $45.00, think about it...you have to find a piece of steel, then drive and pick it up, then cut it...how much time do you think you will spend to save $45.00 minus the steel cost?
     
  8. Beast388

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    I made my perches....very similar to this article.

    I just took two 5" long pieces of 2.5" X 2.5" X 0.25" wall square steel tube and traced the half moon shape onto the steel. I drew up the perch full scale at work using my CAD software and just transfered the shape to the steel. I then used a gas-ax to cut the half-moon out and then clean it up with a ginder.

    I then cut some caps out of 0.25" plate and boxed the ends, drilled the alignment hole and was pretty much ready to weld them on the axle. Total cost...about $5! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    How many hours? Tools? + the cost of whatever else you could be fixing at the same time..... = $Priceless!

    Buy them for $45!
    Mine are from solid stock, bought them here from someone and payed $50, he stopped making them! Personally, it's the only way to go! Your time is worth it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I had about 3 hours in mine. I used the tools in the shop at work. Just think....it saved me $45! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    How many hours? Tools? + the cost of whatever else you could be fixing at the same time..... = $Priceless!

    Buy them for $45!
    Mine are from solid stock, bought them here from someone and payed $50, he stopped making them! Personally, it's the only way to go! Your time is worth it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    <font color="green"> Rockjunkies stopped making them? Those suckers are pure beef, I got them on my truck too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Good product for someone else to start making too, there was always demand for them. </font>
     
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    How many hours? Tools? + the cost of whatever else you could be fixing at the same time..... = $Priceless!


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    I make the occasional set as a favor now and then. I can't really sell them because I'd never make a cent on them...too labor intensive. I just finished a set for FWP and I prolly have over 4 hours into them plus machining. I don't gas-ax em out of tube though.

    To make them affordable they have to majorly mass produced or you have to suck it up and build them yourself. $46 is quite a reasonable price, and I bet Mike isn't making much on them either.

    These are the ones I did for ftn96 a couple years back.

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    FWP's are similar... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif (they'll be on their way by Saturday Fred)

    Rene
     
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    How many hours? Tools? + the cost of whatever else you could be fixing at the same time..... = $Priceless!

    Buy them for $45!
    Mine are from solid stock, bought them here from someone and payed $50, he stopped making them! Personally, it's the only way to go! Your time is worth it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Satisfaction of doing yourself....priceless x 2
    I built some like the rockready sites perches.
     
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    this is like the other post where if guys can pick up the steel for $10.00 bucks then the parts should cost $15.00..I like how guys are saying it took them 3 to 4 hours to build and they saved $45.00 dollars....ummm...$45.00-$10.00(steel)= $35.00/3.5(hours)=$10.0 per hour /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif(now take out overhead, tools, gas to pick up steel...)looks to be around $6.25 per hour /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif...I'm in the wrong business, I should be building truck parts... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif...
     
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    I just welded my set of these on last night...Thanks RENE!!!
     
  16. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    You've had those so long I'll bet they could tell a story by now./forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif Good to see they finally got put to use!

    Rene
     

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