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Old 01-10-2014, 11:16 AM   #1701
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If you thought I couldn't possibly cut anymore sheet metal off of the truck, think again.


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Prepping for cage work and new firewall.
What is left of said truck?
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:23 AM   #1702
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What is left of said truck?
Part of the cab
Part of the bed
Part of the frame
Part of the dashboard
Head lights/tail lights
Engine
Tranny
Tcase
Part of the drive shafts
Some windows...
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:28 AM   #1703
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Seriously, at this point you should have just sold the truck and built yourself a rock crawling buggy thingamabob.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:32 AM   #1704
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Yeah plans/priorities kept changing. I realized a few months ago I could've sold the truck and bought a cab for $500 and start from there. Live and learn?
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:20 PM   #1705
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Yeah plans/priorities kept changing. I realized a few months ago I could've sold the truck and bought a cab for $500 and start from there. Live and learn?
Like we talked about though... at least this beast will still have the soul/essence of your original truck
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:38 PM   #1706
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going for the weight saving mods... smart thinking since that tube will be heavy
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:34 PM   #1707
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Carbon fiber panels?
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:01 PM   #1708
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If you thought I couldn't possibly cut anymore sheet metal off of the truck, think again.


DSC07872 by wyo_taco45, on Flickr


Prepping for cage work and new firewall.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:38 PM   #1710
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It'll turn out nice. I promise. Need to get a 2" die for the bender and some of those pipemaster contour gauges it then I'll get to work.

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and how do you plan on mounting your entire dash and steering and all of that shit without any shred of a fire wall? weld back in yours or build a new one
The dash itself really only mounts to the A pillars and right along the cowling, along with a tube across the A pillars

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Old 01-11-2014, 07:45 AM   #1712
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I showed my daughter the most recent pic of your truck. Even she said, "what the heck is he doing?"

I merely replied, "just let him be..."
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:51 AM   #1713
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I should just rename it "45acp's ADD build"
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:10 AM   #1715
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Actually... I was thinking of picking one up sooner rather than later. Too paranoid about f&*^ing up the welds on the cage with mig, I found this on Amazon with decent reviews there and also on dedicated welding forums.

http://www.amazon.com/CT520d-Lotos-A...+plasma+cutter
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:29 AM   #1717
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Yeah I'd practice beforehand. Won't be too hard to weld the cage since I have no floor.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:17 PM   #1718
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Actually... I was thinking of picking one up sooner rather than later. Too paranoid about f&*^ing up the welds on the cage with mig, I found this on Amazon with decent reviews there and also on dedicated welding forums.

http://www.amazon.com/CT520d-Lotos-A...+plasma+cutter
Why not get the same plasma cutter as Mark? I think that guy works really well for what it is. And I think he paid $300 shipped or so...
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:26 PM   #1719
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Just some honest advice.

To tig weld that entire cage will take at least 3 or 4 times as long as the mig and really give no benefit (other than beautiful looking welds). You have to wire brush ALL the slag off the steel inside and out and clean each joint with acetone or you'll get porosity.
Also fitment has to be pretty much perfect with the tig. With mig you can get away with a decent gap if you screw up a notch.

And above all you're already good at mig, the cage will come out fine.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:32 PM   #1720
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Just some honest advice.

To tig weld that entire cage will take at least 3 or 4 times as long as the mig and really give no benefit (other than beautiful looking welds). You have to wire brush ALL the slag off the steel inside and out and clean each joint with acetone or you'll get porosity.
Also fitment has to be pretty much perfect with the tig. With mig you can get away with a decent gap if you screw up a notch.

And above all you're already good at mig, the cage will come out fine.
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