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Project 16

Discussion in 'NM- High Desert Cruisers' started by BionicCruiser, Jul 12, 2009.

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    next was getting the radiator hoses figured out. some trimming on stock hoses and a flex hose got one side mocked up and the other side only needs a 6" metal pipe piece.
     

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    then we started on the hard top. we have 2 sides and a fiberglass top. we still need the rain gutters. the hard top needs to be close to in place to fit the roll cage.
     

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    big long day of fab work today! we were both home all day, so we cut the front and rear bumpers out, as well as rocker sliders. then we cut the rear x-member out and trimmed the rear frame, then tacked in the new bumper.
     

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    pics coming tomorrow, the cab body mount bracket was trimmed to mount the sliders and the front mounts were cut. a little grinding and the sliders are ready to weld in.
     
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    ok, we ground the welds on the second filler neck and sealed it with fuel cell sealer(red kote). it had some rust inside so the sealer gets the rust and welds all sealed.
    tomorrow I work, so if things are slow, I hope to get the sliders welded in and front bumper mounts started.
     

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    I was able to get the sliders tacked on today. the rear mount will be the same bracket as the body mount. it will get trimmed and boxed.
     

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    next up was the rear bed mounts. no pics, but I also got the front frame horns prepped for the front bumper brackets.
     

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    Looks good Shawn:cheers:...what are you planning to deck the bed with?

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    already in my possession, 14g steel diamond plate. that will also be used for the tail light plate and maybe the under bed storage box. in fact, in several of the pics above, you can see it on the trailer under the rig.

    we got the front bumper on, no pics yet, but hit a road block on making the tube fenders. my cheap bender isn't going to cut it. I may have to buy a die set for my buddies good bender.
     
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    we've been working on the project, but hadn't gotten pics yet. things slowed down a little when my chop saw broke from the final time and we found the roll bar tubing we got was the wrong size. I paid for 1.75" and they loaded me with 2". I have to go back and get the correct size that my buddy has a die for. so here are some pics!
    first is the middle support for the sliders. then the front bumper, then the frame for the fuel filler necks and the mounting plate template
     

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    today we finished up the fuel filler mount.
     

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    then moved on to covering the bed. the area of the fuel fillers had to to be notched and bent up. then everything was trimmed and squared up.
     

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    Looking good. :cheers: That set up is slick!
     
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    today I cut the hole in the rear bumper for the receiver hitch, removed the xmember for the spare tire rack and installed a new one. it will double as the floor support for the gear box and a tie in for the receiver hitch.
     

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    also got the sides of the filler neck mount cut and welded in.
     

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    IMG_20140509_142755.jpg DSCF0976.JPG IMG_20140509_143214.jpg we took a few weeks off for a vacation and then waiting on $. it's time to get going again when birds start thinking it will never move...
    so I welded up the rear bumper end caps and the receiver hitch. then put in a post for one side of the hard top and checked on the alignment with the rear top rail.
     
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    busy day. I made a cardboard template of the trans hump. got it all cut out and tacked in. it may be a bit too high based on the plastic piece that goes over the shifter. I'll have to look at it again in the next day or so. have to make the front corners and the rear.
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    DSCF0994.JPG we finished up the transmission hump. one small piece left to fab and make the bolt down tabs, but she came out better than I had hoped!
     
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    Looking good! I can't wait to see it on the trail.