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Truggy project has begun (updated pics)

Discussion in 'Center Of Gravity' started by Wozdirt, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. Wozdirt

    Wozdirt Registered Member

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    Here are a few pics of the new rear frame section. The salty winter road conditions have done some damage to the frame over the years (the front and center portions arent to rusty, but the rear was bad.) I built the frame out of 3"x4"x3/16" square tubing. It seems to be much stronger now. next step is going to be boxing the remainder of the frame and moving the cab back aprox 8". Then I plan to get crazy with a tubing bender and build some sort of exo cage. Let me know what you think. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif Truggy Pics
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun

    linky no worky /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun

    interesting /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I had wondered about taking out my rear section, greafting in some 2x4 inch rectangle and then haveing 1 3/4 tube with another tube stacked on it for mine...but I had give in as time is an issue.

    Looks beefy, do you plan to drive it daily?

    /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    -shawn
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun

    just noticed the picture in link is to a "desktop" /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  7. Wozdirt

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    Re: Truggy project has begun

    The truck will be mostly off road only. I am going to try to make it legal enough to drive on the street occasionally, but thats not all that important at this point. New Hampshire is pretty strict about having the wheels covered, so I think I am going to try to make some sort of tube fenders for it and tie them into the exo cage. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun

    [ QUOTE ]
    3"x4"x3/16" square tubing

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Should be pretty stout!.... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Marv
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun

    question, is the axel centered at the place it will be once the project is completed?

    It just seems a though you would have alot of rear over hang, but I may be wrong, just wondering.

    BEEFY /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    also,

    check out www.cardomain.com

    free pic space and remote linking easy to use and navigate /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    -shawn
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun

    [ QUOTE ]
    question, is the axel centered at the place it will be once the project is completed?
    It just seems a though you would have alot of rear over hang, but I may be wrong, just wondering.

    [/ QUOTE ] The axle is in the correct location for now. I am going to stick with the leaf spring setup four a while, so I had to make the frame long enough to mount the spring shackle to it. It may look long due to the skyjacker 56" springs sticking a bit further back than stock 52" I am planning ditching the stock tension shackle in favor of a compression or possibly a springer (AK-57) style setup. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I have greasable shackles on the way from ORD. I will get some pics up when the are done. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Ray
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun (Update-Pics)

    Well, I have been busy spending as much time on my truck as possible. I got the middle of the frame boxed, painted the cab, and started the Exo-cage.
    You'll have you click the link to see the pics. Their is a bunch of them on two pages.

    Give me some feedback and let me know what you think. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    Truggy pics
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun (Update-Pics)

    WOW! that looks soo awesome! What size of tires were those that you used to get inside the shop?
    Very nice exo-cage /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun (Update-Pics)

    Thanks 84.

    The little tires are 205/50R16s on factory 16x6 steel wheels. The main hoop clears the the door by about two inches with the little tires. (N.F.W. it will clear with the 44"s) /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I'm really happy with the way the cage is coming along so far. I'll post up more pics as I get the front portion and the tube fenders built... /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun (Update-Pics)

    Looking good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Spray a little WD-40 on the tube when bending it, makes it a little easier and you reduce the risk of binding or breaking a bender arm; ask me how I know. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: Truggy project has begun (Update-Pics)

    Okay thanks.
    Make sure you take more progress pics as you move on. I really like the looks of how its coming together /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    You guys are CRAZY trying to bend what looks like 2" DOM with the "factory supplied" handle.... /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    I used that for about 2 bends before I realized that by gently radiusing the bender tongue, I could slip an 8-Foot long piece of 2" tubing on there instead!!!!

    You do a lot more walking around the bender, but the effort to actually PULL for your bends will be a lot easier...... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    You guys are CRAZY trying to bend what looks like 2" DOM with the "factory supplied" handle....


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    So I get the bender, watch the video that makes bending tube look easy, drill anchor holes in the floor, set up the bender, throw some tube in it, and give it a pull.... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif This is freaking impossible!

    Now I know why so many people are talking about converting to a hydro setup.

    Basically, I need to move the bender location. I only left enough room in my garage to swing the 4 foot bar. The silly thing is, I had a 6 foot piece of 1"x2" square tubing, and I cut the damn thing down to "Factory recommended" length and mounted the bender accordingly.
    /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    Oh well. I'm moving soon, so this project will be on the back burner till I can get the new garage set up. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I bent all my 2" with a 4 ft bar due to garage constraints. You can skip the back workout when going to the gym.

    I think I'll get air over hydro before I build another one.

    Ryan
     
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    thats looks great, gives me ideas /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    any updates Raymond?
     

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