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Lil Red Truck - Back half and links

Discussion in 'Trail Toys' started by SMKYTXN, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Aug 7, 2018 at 9:47 AM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    The Red Truck belongs to my good buddy @Boomtacoma01 . He's been talking about a back half and links for the rig for who knows how long. So now it's time. Follow along here as I do my best to get rid of those pesky leafs.

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    The first step was to prep the rear. Chris had already removed a good amount of gear from the back, but the ol' flatbed was still around. Time for that to go.

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    I was able to start pulling dimensions for the hard points of the back half since the bed was gone. The top string is where the to bedside will be. The other two represent the top of the frame rail and the lower portion of the back at the rear.

    Magnets, string, and my weld cart came in handy.

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    I chose to record the measurements directly into cad instead of paper. This way I can pull distances between points that I didn't record earlier.

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    The next step is to model the back half, coilovers, air bumps, fuel cell, cooler, toolbox, axle, and links. I'll be using Bendtech to create the 3D model. If I do it right I'll be able to pull a bill of materials direct from the software. Should be fun.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Suuuuuuuuubd!
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    I am here for this shit.

    Sooooo Good.
     
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  4. Aug 7, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    Don't give this guy your address...

    You will get a bag of dicks in the mail.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    Here's what we're shooting for. This is a rough draft, but it'll give you an idea of what's going on.

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  6. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    Well I guess I don’t have to update my build thread now.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    Lol, just show up every once in a while.
     
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  8. Aug 8, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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  9. Aug 9, 2018 at 5:12 AM
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    Prob just give @SMKYTXN his credit card honestly... would be easier.
     
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  10. Aug 9, 2018 at 9:23 AM
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    I don’t have work done on credit.
     
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  11. Aug 9, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    So you like to pay in a physical form then...

    :boink:
     
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  12. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    We're zeroing in on the final design for the back half. I'm hoping to start bending tube early next week.

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  13. Aug 10, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    ETXTacoma Someone gave me a plasma cutter.

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    Looking sexy.
     
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  14. Aug 16, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    I made some decent progress today. Getting all seven bends in the same plane was a trick for sure.

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  15. Aug 17, 2018 at 5:05 AM
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    Looking good man! I even see that Chris is going to run one of those fancy bluetooth driveshafts.:rofl:
     
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  16. Aug 17, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    He's about to run a bluetooth rear frame as well.
     
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  17. Aug 17, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    All crossed up. I’m moving towards chopping the frame now.

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  18. Aug 17, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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  19. Aug 17, 2018 at 6:41 PM
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    And just like that the frame is gone. I’ll be cutting frame plates and picking up some tube tomorrow, so look for an update Sunday.

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  20. Aug 17, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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    RIP frame. RIP. So much more room for activities now.
     

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