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    • workingdog
      @mtweller - huge debate about that. If you took a homemade rig to CHP for safety, I'd bet they'd deny it, but otherwise I'm unaware of anyone ever getting in trouble for it. @peesalot - You can't get parallel uppers inside the frame to get...
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      @Chuckha62 - Maybe.
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      So, My son had me watching FabRats on youtube. And he's working on an older dodge and he's putting triangulated lower link, parallel upper links (outside the frame rails) and no panhard in the front. And I'm thinking, WTF? That's not supposed to...
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      I bought some LED headlights that should have been easy, but they were not. The Aqualu bib comes with 1/2" aluminum spacers for the bezel, because the Aqualu bib is flat and apparently even the stock headlights need a little stand off. I'm going...
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      workingdog replied to the thread forest service style gates.
      Thanks for all the input. @bigredmachine - we have a gate like that now, and it's been destroyed over they years.
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      Okay, I finally have a hood!!! Thanks to @lherna I have a lovely 'olive' colored steel hood. I have to move the holes in the cowl back a little bit, but it looks good.
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      workingdog replied to the thread forest service style gates.
      The only part I'm not really clear about is section 6. You weld the shims top and bottom?
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      workingdog replied to the thread forest service style gates.
      Thanks, very helpful
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      I think I've figured out a paint scheme for the EV. I want to do each door, fender, bib, cowl, sides and tub a different original fj40 color. I have the colors picked out (I think). I'm looking for some software I can use to color some pictures...
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      workingdog replied to the thread fixture table recommendation.
      So, if I do anything that big, and I might, it won't be heavy. What I'm thinking is that my current set up was DIY 3/8 - and I was shocked to get it here and it wasn't flat. The thing about this table is that way it's built, it's flat. If I need...
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      workingdog replied to the thread fixture table recommendation.
      Thanks for all the replies. I found this on Etsy, seems like a decent price for the size and it also seems fairly well made...
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      I'm not sure where to post this. I want to build a couple of forest service style gate that look more or less like this and I'm looking for plans. The key is that the hinge is just one big pipe slid over another. In looking at schedule 40 pipe...
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      workingdog replied to the thread fixture table recommendation.
      Fixturing stuff ... General fabrications. We're getting more involved fabrication on our various vehicles but also on art/decorative projects that end up around. I have a table right now that is both the tool table (mag drill, swag jig saw...
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      I'm going to add a fixture table to my shop 3'x6' or 4'x8' and I'm looking for recommendations for inexpensive but decent quality.
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      Got the windshield and fiberglass part of the top on. Where we had the seats naturally, the back of the seat was already hitting the top. And this is with 6" stretch tub. Really wish there had been a way to go with the 12" stretch. Windshield...
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      workingdog replied to the thread SOLD fj40 hood.
      found a hood, thank you everyone.
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      workingdog replied to the thread Windshield glass.
      I talked to Tom, he sent me to a couple of other guys. toyota glass won't work for Aqualu frame.
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      I'm looking for windshield glass for my Aqualu windshield. I was sent to sequoia glass in Windsor and he had it for 2 months and failed and gave it back to me. So, I'm looking for someone else in Sonoma County that does custom cut flat glass...
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      I'm hoping this chassis will flex than stock, but it still might happen.
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      Doors are done. the hinge thing arrived from Aqualu and once I got the hang of it, it wasn't that hard to install. Starting to look like a rig.
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      So, heard from from Acqualu - Rene is no longer there. They supply these (which they did not send me) to mount doors. It's angle with tub that mimics the stock hinges and bolts on the outside of the cowl. Kind of a kludge. I can build these...
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      Waiting on springs, working on doors. I ordered half doors when I ordered the tub. I now wish I hadn't. I'd be happy with metaltech half doors with a quick skin over them. But, they are here and I'm trying to put them on and for the life of me, I...
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      I went to the MCDesigns to buy some more quick hinges and could not get the site to work (clicking on hinges takes you to an error page). I emailed them and have not heard back. Anyone know what's going on?
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      workingdog replied to the thread Builds fj60 going to EV FJ45.
      Okay, I measured the current squat and backed into wheel weights. I think I did it right. Not that complicated, just had to remember to divide by 2 for the total since there are two springs. This shows 765 lbs per side front compared to the 600...
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      Porter is sick, so we are bailing on today. He's got a doctor's appt at 4pm. We thought he was better, but he's not. Sounds very bronchial. Very sorry to have to miss it. The EV was looking forward to it's first outing.
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