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#41 Aibast

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:25 AM

Looking good, keep it up


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#42 UnderControl

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:34 PM

Thanks gents. Getting there one piece at a time.  It's been a good dependable beater and surprisingly capable even in mostly stock form. Can't wait to get it back on the trails in the spring and see how it does with the new bits that are/will be going on.

Dinner time update. First of 6 panels (1 of 2 that actually require bending) is mostly made.
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Dat tension fit doh.
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Hoping to have all of the panels for this side made tonight so I can get a coat of weld thru primer on them before sticking them together for good.

Edit: after more than 4 years of faithful service my surprisingly trusty hazard fraught grinder finally gave up the ghost. So, no more panels tonight and will be off to get a big boy grinder tomorrow.


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#43 UnderControl

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

New grinder obtained and it's very nice.

In other news, so much for only needing to bend one panel per side.
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At this point I'll need to start welding then in so I can do the finish work.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:19 AM

Almost there.

 

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First side is all welded in and that corner is now solid as a rock. I'm using 16ga. for the panels, might be over kill but I won't likely have to worry about denting them.

 

I have the outer panel for the other side mostly made so just a coupe more to go followed by lots of welding before being able to call this phase a wrap.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:02 AM

Other side is mostly patched up. Just need to close up the front bit between the panels.

 

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Unfortunately it was rather humid in the garage last night so there wasn't going to be any priming of anything.

 

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So, I finally pulled back the carpet to get the floor plates in for the shackle boxes.

 

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And discovered a project for another day while I was in there.

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

Armor plates welded on and finally done with bodywork. Giving the seam sealer a day to setup before applying bed liner and it'll all get bolted back together on Tuesday.

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