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started my inboarding mount today *PICS*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    started my inboarding mount today *PICS* *DONE*

    i finally figured out what i wanted to do about inboarding my rear shocks. i found some 2 inch square tube that has is 3/16 to 1/4 inch thick (cant really tell with my crappy tape measure) anyway i'll post some pics and you can get an idea what i'm doing

    friend holding tube
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    tube measurement
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    cleaning tube
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    tube 1/2 cleaned
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    tube cleaned
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    cleaning angle iron
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    clean tube and angle iron
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    this is what i call art
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    mock up of how it will mount. it will bolt to the top of the frame rail and the side of the frame rail, 4 bolts total mounting it
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    my first welding project, turned out ok in my opinion
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    more welds
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    finished welding
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    i am using 3/4 inch grade 8 bolts to mount the shocks. I think this will be very stout, i'm going to finish the project in the morning and i'll post the final pictures then.
     
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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Looks good Branndon, I like your shop too:grin:
    You must have a lot of patients! I can never get my metal that clean! Did yu just use a grinder with a grinding wheel/
     
  3. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    i used this flap disc thing, but it wasnt a normal cheepie one, it was a good one that was sold individualy, not in a 3 pack or anything, it just eats the rust off the metal!
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I know that chop saw :)

    What's the metal flip by the handle say, something like "DO NOT PRESS WHILE IN MOTION", right? (it's the blade lock for changing blades.)

    Gotta love that cheap Chinese steel from Harbor Freight :D ... and actually, that saw's still going. The $19.95 sawzall died quickly, what a surprise, and I burned out one of their cheapo grinders ... but the medium-priced stuff seems okay.

    Tangent off...

    -- A
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Your steering box probably wont last long with all that crap Your ginding on and it's ports uncoverd:D
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    the only one thats not covered is the brass one that the hose slides on. the rest are all plugged, but thanks for the warning, i'll cover that if i do more grinding
     
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    good work. I like it when I see people going to the extra effort to make something nice and clean while they build it. Im not big on bling, but its just a less booty-fab way to build a rig. Sorta like when I have a factory bracket removed from my frame... first thing I do is clean up the area and prime/paint before I reinstall the bracket. It adds a lot of time to the project while you wait for it to dry and stuff but its just a better way to build a rig. Attention to detail is good.

    j
     
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    well i got it finished and bolted in early this morning, heres the whole group of pics
    http://www.branndoncoelho.com/jimmy/inboarding/

    heres some more individual pics

    primered
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    painted
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    pretty new drill bit
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    mock up installation
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    my L bracket that sandwhiches the frame
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    more L braket pics
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    old shock test fitted
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    3/4 inch bolts mounting shocks
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    i think this will hold just fine, and if it doesnt, i'll think up something else

    the shocks in the pics are 12 inch travel, i'm getting some 15 inch when i can get the money
     
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    Looking pretty sweet! Gives me ideas for the summer. :D
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    thanks, i think its stout enough for the force it will see, but time will tell
     
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    lookin good ... you can do my truck next. :D

    not too bad on the welds, you been practicing?
     

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