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45acp’s DIVORCED build!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by 45acp, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Seriously, at this point you should have just sold the truck and built yourself a rock crawling buggy thingamabob.
     
  2. 45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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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?:eek:
     
  3. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Like we talked about though... at least this beast will still have the soul/essence of your original truck
     
  4. rockgecko03

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    going for the weight saving mods... smart thinking since that tube will be heavy
     
  5. 99yodataco

    99yodataco Little Taco that could

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    Carbon fiber panels? :notsure:
     
  6. Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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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
     
  8. 45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    It'll turn out nice. I promise.:eek: Need to get a 2" die for the bender and some of those pipemaster contour gauges it then I'll get to work.

    The dash itself really only mounts to the A pillars and right along the cowling, along with a tube across the A pillars

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Jon...you need to stop cutting haha


    at least weld something or add something for everything you take off!
     
  10. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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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..."
     
  11. 45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I should just rename it "45acp's ADD build" :anonymous:
     
  12. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Thank god you don't have a plasma cutter. This thing would be chopped up into mini puzzle pieces..
     
  13. 45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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  14. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    TIG is much harder to do tho. Will need to practice to get good at. Arc isn't too bad but to be good at it take practice too of course. Arc is the strongest but doing a cage with it would be hard haha

    I got to use an Eastwood plasma this week and it worked awesome.

    I wanna learn TIG though. I feel like I'd use it more then mig as it's so much nicer haha
     
  15. 45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Yeah I'd practice beforehand. Won't be too hard to weld the cage since I have no floor. :D
     
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    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    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... :cool:
     
  17. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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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.
     
  18. Slodgetto

    Slodgetto Über Posre

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  19. 45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I was looking at that one because it could do TIG as well.

    The 3 -4 times as long issue isn't something I'm terribly concerned about considering the length of time it's gonna take with this build. But I'll practice MIG on some tube and see how it comes out.

    Also got a quote on DOM for the cage. Local place said $275 for 50' of 2"ODx.120"wall USA DOM
     
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  20. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    i gotta agree with steve too..not really any benefit to doing it TIG over MIG..
     
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