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Narrowed Front Clip has started, Pic's !!!!

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by smash metal, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. smash metal

    smash metal Registered Member

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    I finally got 91 front clip narrowed since i posted this last, check out the link
    http://photos.yahoo.com/smashmetal4x4
    I still need to get a few things done like wiring and battery. Im going to also get the inner fender well back in more to come.

    82 blazer
    91 front clip
    14 bolt,disk brakes,welded/ dana 60 still open/ 4:56's
    cross over steering with ATOR hy steer arms and PSC hydro assist ram
    63.5" rear springs
    High Angle driveline 1350 CV rear shaft
    350/turbo 400 with Offroad design doubler
    Offroad design front shackles with greasable bushings
    Offroad design rear shackle flip with greasable bushings
    6" suspension lift/1.25 body lift
    39.5 swampers on usa 6x6 bead locks
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    It has been done. This is probably the wrong forum to post this in though. Post it in the garage and you will get alot more views and more responses quicker.

    Harley
     
  3. smash metal

    smash metal Registered Member

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    Im the new guy in the sit and it's already showing:blush: , Thanks fo rthe heads up:D !
     
  4. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    You can always tumble it down a rock, cut off the bent stuff, and then bolt the leftover skins to the roll cage.
    When I started mine we narrowed the factory core support to keep the headlights, kept the cowl the same width as factory and then bent the fenders in to match. After the tumbling, nothing matched so we cut it off.
     
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    smash metal Registered Member

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    That sounds easy enough to cut up whats already smashed up, Ive learned this lesson from from my first fullsize project. Now that im building up the second one from the first one's left overs, it's a little easer to measure, cut and fab when things are still a little straight. ive had to many multi-colored smashed up rigs :crazy: I think i owe it to my self to make something that is apealing as well as functional. :grin:
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I'd like to start over with mine but the darn thing just won't die to the point I can put it out of our misery.
     
  7. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Let me borrow it for the weekend and problem solved. :D
     
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    smash metal Registered Member

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    Well i have started the narrowing and just need to get the bugs out and a tie up a few ends Check it out at http://photos.yahoo.com/smashmetal4x4
    It's at the blazer pic's ablum toward the bottom
     
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    narrowed front clip

    i have an 80 k5, i recently tapered the front and built a tube front bumper. i am having a frame twist problem on the front. any ideas to correct would be helpful.
     
  10. smash metal

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    I have not got mine finished enought to get it on the trail yet, so i have not witnessed this problem yet. I can completly understand thought, there is alot of flex in the front clip before there narrowed and removing all the sheetmetal to tapper it is only going to make it worse.
    I've seen valve springs placed between the nut and washer on the front body mounts so when the frame flexes it lets the core support pull up and away from the frame. of course you'll need 2ea longer bolts to accomodate this.
    I my self was planing to build some sort of fronal exo style frame work from tubing that will start from the front moving aft and tieying into the fire wall and nerf bars.
    Do a search in the Center Of Gravity for SANDMAN or Narrowed front clip, you'll see what im talking about.
     
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    taper pics

    i searched the CoG and got some great stuff but i didn't find sandmans pics. is their a link. thanks
     
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