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How's This for a STINGER

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Depdog, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Depdog

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    How\'s This for a STINGER

    Here are three shots of some stuff that I bent and that we are putting on Keiths K5, none of this is in final form yet. Its all .120 wall 2" tube. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    http://community.webshots.com/album/41626776IWYiQe

    Let us know what you think

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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    So what is the main purpose of having a 'stinger'? I know why the Artic Trucks have them, falling in huge snow holes and such.....? As for a trail rig?
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Its supposed to prevent the truck from going "over the front end", or rolling head over heels if you know what I mean! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Glenn - I think that thing is HUGE! I also think I need to drive my rig down to your place, and have you install a cage for me too! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/wink.gif Lookin' good!

    -Dan
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Ahhh like an indo in a bicycle?
    Gotchya /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Hey Dep, tell me a little more about the JD Squared tube bender. Is it worth the money? What dies would you buy? Did you get the dial attacment? And lastly, does it come with one set of dies? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Looks good.What kind of bender did ya use?
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Most would collapse quickly in a front-over endo. The main purpose (AFAIK) is to help protect the hood/engine/radiator in a side roll. The front is usually heavy so it would tip that way, taking out core support and all is not unusual.
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Cool, I'ts basicaly a front roll bar then! Wonder were the name stinger came from? Good idea for increasing your chances of driving away from a roll over!
    Hmmmmmmm gives me food for thought /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Baddog hit the nail on the head, its to give the radiator and front end some protection in a roll over. I dont think it would be much help if you went ass over teaketlle going downhill. You would have to be right at the bottom for it to do any good at all in that kind of a roll. Its also a good place to wrap winch cable if you need to get it up in a hurry, and if you need to get it off in a hurry, the top is more narrow than the bottom, so it should allow you to pull it off with ease.

    Mudzer, the bender I got is a VanSant Model 3, its the same thing, says it right on the bender JB Squared. I did get it with the degree wheel, but have not used that part yet. I got 2" with a 6.5" clr and 1.5" with a 5.5" clr. The bender does not come with any dies, they are sold seperatly. I have done a write up on it and it will appear on July 1 for Off-road.com

    Works great, it'll give you a workout being manual and all, but its by no means near as hard as other people have said.

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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Like you, I have the degree wheel, and I don't use it. I'm about to start the main part of my cage project so, we'll see if it comes in handy then. I only got the 1.75 die, may get a smaller one later...
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    I think I will get a 1" one for the next one, as tight a 180 as they make.


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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    That looks awesome Dep. I'll be starting mine tommorrow!
     
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    Well the stinger could be tons stronger if it was done the way the desert racers do it. Basicly it would tie into a full roll cage that extends under the hood and ties into the frame. If I manage to Get a bender or talk you into loaning me that one for a couple months I am seriously thinking about going to full deal and redo my cage. Tie into the frame and prerunner dash. Fiberglass fenders, the works /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    i was with you till the fiberglass fenders...but on a rockcrawler...WHY???
     
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    Give us a little time /forums/images/icons/grin.gif Thats just the starting point. Umm let your borrow the bender, hmmm umm errr ahh let me think about it. Ahhh NO /forums/images/icons/grin.gif Dem kinda tools aint leaving my sight /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Well its like this. That is early pictures. We did that after changing the steering box, pulling the pump apart, and changing brake lines. Did I mention we started at 2:30 and still got a START on the stinger. Besides it looks better than most of the stuff i see on the trail. I had one guy stop buy the store already and inquire about a price /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: How\'s This for a STINGER

    Weight.
    Front clip weights about 250lb with hood and inner fenders. A fiber glass hood weighs about 20lb. Fenders about 15. inner fenders out of aluminum...if you plan your tube lay out right about 8lb.
    For the trail take the fenders off. Nothing to bend then /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Not a bad idea then. I'm planning a tube front end as well after this trip. But I wasn't planning on covering the tubes with anything except some sort of lightweight hood. Good idea on the fenders, I may have to go that route if the THP gives me any hassle.
     
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