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The Frankenstein Build! LT/Expo/Trail rig..and BS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Blackdawg, May 28, 2011.

  1. Jul 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg [OP] Dr. Frankenstein

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    I use them more then I thought I would. So awesome to drive with. I use them on the hwy here late at night. But kill them well before a car is in range. Just so bright.

    But if I'm on a big trip I usually have them folded down on big trips. But so far I've used em a lot. They are just so nice to drive with. And scary too :laugh: wouldn't believe the deer you see you normally don't :eek:

    It was different!! But not to bad. I had a great teacher tho. Master welder. He had me hold the wand then he made the motions for me so I got to watch and feel what good welds are like. I picked it up real fast. But getting the speed of pushing the rod in I'd need work in. My first like 1-3" would be great but then my puddle would get to big.

    I was just laying down beads. Not allowed to really fabricate anything up here that's supposed to hold 5000+psi. But I did joints and beads. Just had fun for 15 mins.

    Would definitely need a lot more practice to be good. But I feel like I could if I had one available and such.

    Pretty sweet tho. Really wanna try TIG now.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    the arc welder I saw today used, was so old it had a wheel on top for temperature and it looked like a meat smoker.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    try over head arc welds...those are a bitch!
     
  4. Jul 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    Yea I did vertical. Was nicer then mig that's for sure. But I'm sure it sucks. Overhead blows anytime.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    wait what? how? mig is just so easy to use and control
     
  6. Jul 13, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    Yea but the puddle for mig droops more..didn't seem to as much with arc :notsure:
     
  7. Jul 17, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    might get to use my CVT for the first time next weekend if my bed rack shows. Sounded like Adam said it should be done this week and I am hoping shipped as well. Monte it better be easy to set up! I'll be coming to you for answers for sure lol
     
  8. Jul 17, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    Blackdawg

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    It is! Well..initial install takes a bit.

    But after at. Once you use it 2-4 times it's suuupper easy :cool: more then happy to help with anything tho.


    Build note: ordered my clutch kit tonight! :woot: I will be in Powell next Thursday to start my quick fixes before my big trip. Can't wait!
     
  9. Jul 17, 2013 at 7:43 PM
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    I was looking at the awnings, do you have to put those up each time? looked like the fish eye went up topa nd you just have to poke the bottom?
     
  10. Jul 17, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    The awnings or annex?

    Awning are totally separate from the tent and need setup when ever ya want. Easy to setup nice to have two people.

    Annex is the part that hangs off the tent. They are also separate of the tent and do not need setup every time you set up the tent.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    I didn't even see my annex in the box/package but I wasn't looking that hard.

    The awning above the door(s) and windows need the rods thru them, thats an every time set up I would imagine and sounds correct by your statement above?
     
  12. Jul 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    The tarp that covers the tent does need the poles put in every time for the bachelor. Or at least one door to get in and out easily. Windows are optional of course. I often don't set them up.

    If you have a Shasta yu won't have to use any poles if your just getting n and crashing. Why? Because the 3' overhang that covers the ladder has a larger curved aluminum pole that holds the whole thing up.

    In my setup video at the end point that's how I often sleep just cause it's late and I'm ready to just crash.

    If I have time I setup both doors and windows.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    I got the hood. :cool: I am super excited to put it all together, I know it will make more sense once I get hands on.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    Damn! Why so big?? My dad got the Helen's.

    But either way..same thing..just larger haha
     
  15. Jul 17, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    for 50$ more than I paid for the bachelor I couldn't refuse.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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    Haha true I suppose. I just have no need for it that big. Truck only holds two people and I like being able to store more stuff on my bed rack.

    Just me tho.
     
  17. Jul 17, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    Defiantly might sacrifice a little bit of storage space, should work out okay. I like having room for guests if need be and also if something ridiculous did happen, i'd rather not buy a new tent.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    A guest?? Haha I fit a guest easy. You be able to have a slumber party in there!! Haha
     
  19. Jul 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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    Welp

    Marlin crawler kit back ordered. I need a clutch next week.

    Going wi the 1,600lb cemetric cliche kit from trial gear.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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