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Discussion in 'Exterior - Armor' started by RDC76, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Lumpskie

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    Haha, ok, ok. But no one had pictures showing that part of the bumper with a winch! Do you normally run the solenoid on the winch or in the engine bay? Just trying to plan ahead here!
     
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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    the solenoid box needs to be mounted remotely. either just behind the grill as mine is or under the hood. but if you go behind the grill you probably wont have to extend your wires.
     
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    Cool. I can check out your mounting when I drop off my lights. I already have extended wires, so I should be ok either way.

    Thanks man.
     
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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    sounds good
     
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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    while I'm on right now ill post some pics of works done recently for those that don't follow on Instagram. Aside from the 80 bumpers you've all seen and I'm working on now. And I'm also behind on! I apologize to those that have been patiently waiting..had some things happen on my end and I fell behind and have been trying to catch up since.. at any rate here are some pics of other works for those interested and that follow this thread.

    of course an 80 series front closeup to start.. still had a little spatter to clean but a cool shot.
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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    A Seqoia Rear bumper. the bumper is comprised of a 5x2x3/16 wall structural tube center and gusseted 10 guage wings. this is not a crawler but a fire road truck light camper family hauler..... that HAULS ASS with over 500 TRD'D hp . He was sent to me from Iron Pig in Virginia. he wanted something strong not too heavy and minimalist/clean... with lines that complimented the truck. I took queues from the tail lights and rear hatch and what you see is what came about.. It weighed in at 85lbs and solid!
    I did the sliders as well.. and they are pretty standard design but with nice no slip or fall through tread plates



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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    RDC76 Fabricator. Supporting Vendor

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    and a Tacoma I did a hidden winch mount on as well as a tranny guard and rear diff guard. this truck is headed cross country then to Alaska. The transmission guard is a non conventional design. Most put belly pans on their trucks. This truck is not a crawler and belly pans trap heat especially when the cat is right next to the tranny. This truck is carrying a lot of extra weight and transmission temps as well as engine temps should be kept in mind when building parts for trucks equipped like this. The guard is made from DOM tube and 1/4" plate . It only covers the pan area and allows plenty of airflow and serviceability. You can get to the drains and there are oversized drainage holes around the perimeter.



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    come up winch courtesy of Trail Tailor. thanks J
     
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    some more on the Tacoma. As soon as I finished this, the truck went to OEX (overland experts ) in conn. for training and testing for two days before they left on their adventure. Super clean install and plastic sculpting.

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    Random macro shot on slider and a few others showing nice and tight fitment prior to weldout. And some taco skid pics in the raw. 20170809_204726.jpg 20170724_192605.jpg 20170724_192911.jpg 20170721_193044.jpg 20170721_193026.jpg
     
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    I'll share some other vintage American tools later that I've also scored... I know some of you like those pics and the fact that other than my modern computer , cutting table and welders I'm using mostly all vintage old American equipment to build things...1946 lathe, 1965 Bridgeport, 1960 clausing drilling station, 1966 delta rockwell gear driven bandsaw, 1940 walker turner bandsaw (a beauty once restored) and soon after this weekend another milling machine from 1930-50...havent confirmed year yet but its a Fray all angle mill, it's pretty neat and I've never seen one. Made in california. I'm trading for a welding helmet of mine. He just wants it gone....im like SOLD!


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    Back to building 80 fronts!...

    Thanks guys


    Rich
     
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    Dang Rich, amazing stuff! I can look at that stuff all day.
     
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    Awesome. I always enjoy Don's company when he comes down for the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

     
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    PM sent for bumper quote
     
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    info sent... thank you

    Rich
     
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    I'm finally getting close to putting in my order for a set of 80 series bumpers. On the rear, can the ladder be extended more to the center line? The roof top tent I just purchased could really use a vehicle mounted ladder.
     
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    Can, or would you build from aluminum?
     
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    There's some serious momentum building around the GX470 and GX460. If you can get your hands on one to adapt the 80 Series bumper to it I bet you could sell a bunch of them.
     
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    If you were wanting a rear with swing outs I think there'd be issues with work hardening around spindles. Then there would be the
    issue of designing a bolt in spindle. You can't very well, weld a steel spindle to an aluminum shell although looking at Rich's
    welds , if anyone could.....
     
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