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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ITLKSEZ, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Sep 13, 2019
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Exactly what is in my mind....people looking to my ruff body (10 years of trailing) but they wont look under the frame all the work and hd part i made for the jeep.

    And sometime i just sat in the garage looking to all the work i've done 6 year's ago and as you said i dont know how i was able to do all that work in a short time now i have a family ahah.

    Keep on the good job, i had my motivation in 2013's thinking to do thing right and the most HD possible so i wont have to re-work stuff. I must have been no so bad since the only thing i had the start over is the rear bumper as it was the last thing i didin the frame swap. I used to be tired of 2 months doing 40-50 hours on the jeep every week along my 50 hours normal job, so i did cut the corner...
     
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  2. Sep 13, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    I managed to fit a 1” shorter belt on that pump; it lifted it about 3/4” higher away from the axle. I’m a little more comfortable with that.

    @Walt Couch
    If you’re keeping track at home, the front cage section is 32# and the sway bar is 14#. :coffee:

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2019
    47v6

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    Finish weld?
     
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Yup. I’m cutting a bunch of sticks for cross bracing to try to keep warpage to a minimum. :worry:
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2019
    Bowbender

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    There must be some kind of science to allowing for warpage, but I'm thinking it's more "educated guesswork". I was shocked to see how much things move when you weld them together.
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I’m sure there is... :shrug:
    I put sticks where they just fit (without jamming them in anywhere) and strap them TIGHT. A few of them still fall out as it’s getting welded, but it’s better than nothing.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Sep 14, 2019
    Bowbender

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    That's the kind of stuff I end up doing too. I've ended up with a few smoldering jigs, but I got the weld done! :bananatool:
    #whenawoodworkerwelds
     
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  8. Sep 14, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    That wasn’t fun.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 14, 2019
    47v6

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    Sir, this is a family site. No nakid pics are allowed!....
     
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  10. Sep 15, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Cage is ready for paint.

    [​IMG]

    Getting the flywheel in to begin reassembly to see if this thing runs. Gas tank install is next while I wait for a pilot bearing to arrive.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 15, 2019
    Focker

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    Despite all your rage you're still just a rat in a cage...:rockn:
     
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  12. Sep 15, 2019
    47v6

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    What kind of paint do you plan on shooting?
     
  13. Sep 15, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Primer for now. I don’t want to make it too permanent before I’m sure I’m done with brackets and tabs.

    Long term, I have no idea.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2019
    1988YJ7

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    I was in the steel business for 20 years. The last company I worked for provided finished parts for various manufacturers. I can say in all honesty, the parts you produced by hand are far and away superior to some of the stuff we used to ship out. You are an amazing craftsman!
     
  15. Sep 15, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    What did paint ever do to him?
     
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  16. Sep 15, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    First post! Welcome to the site!

    Thank you very much. I’ll try my hardest to keep the illusion alive. (y)
     
  17. Sep 18, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I finally got around to using these mounts I made a while back to mount the gas tank.

    But when I had it in place, I noticed an oversight when I built the tank. I made allowances for the axle to travel up into the tank’s space, but I didn’t have the spring plates on at the time. The pass side plate would've just barely contacted the tank in the last few inches of its travel, so I had to cut out a corner of the tank for clearance.

    [​IMG]

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  18. Sep 19, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    That looks better...

    [​IMG]

    From the rear...

    [​IMG]

    And a PSA...
    Accumulated overspray is highly flammable.

    [​IMG]

    I’m working on a mount for the fuel pump now so I can get some fuel in this thing and get the wiring hooked up. I’ll hopefully be able to fire it up by this weekend.
     
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  19. Sep 19, 2019
    47v6

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    Is this a jeep or your final art project?
     
  20. Sep 19, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Hopefully it’s not THE final art project...
     
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