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 PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:12 pm 

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cool, its good to see your still making progress :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:24 pm 

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It doesn't look very strong to me. You're basically relying on the torsion strength of two fairly long tubes. Although I don't remember seeing a "razor back" thingy, I understand what NMEinc is saying and that would make it significantly stronger.

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 PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:49 pm 
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My vote: It breaks the tubes off of that rear axle.

Too much leverage brought on by too much CAD mumbojumbo.

Just my $.02

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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:30 am 

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I have seen lots of trucks with just one tube. It just has to hold the TQ of the tires when you punch it and hit the brakes.

I could beef it up.


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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:41 am 

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rather be safe than sorry if that does let go say goodbye to your airshocks in the rear overkill it you wont be sorry. nice build :thumb:


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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:41 am 

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BRAD D wrote:
I have seen lots of trucks with just one tube. It just has to hold the TQ of the tires when you punch it and hit the brakes.

I could beef it up.


now imagine getting 1/2 way up a 5 foot legde and sliding back down and hitting the ground before you can stop the wheels from spinning

thats how i broke the rear tube free from the center section and snapped an axle shaft. the truss (that was tied into the diff cover also) kept things from getting really nasty under there, its important to make link mounts and links WAY stronger than you think they should be

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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:17 pm 

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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:50 pm 

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now imagine getting 1/2 way up a 5 foot legde and sliding back down and hitting the ground before you can stop the wheels from spinning

thats how i broke the rear tube free from the center section and snapped an axle shaft. the truss (that was tied into the diff cover also) kept things from getting really nasty under there, its important to make link mounts and links WAY stronger than you think they should be

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That's how I broke my rear lower link mount off my frame @ the Badlands, too.

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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:38 am 

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that thing looks familar.


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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:14 am 

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all to familiar really


lets get er done we gots wheelin to do

and so it dosent seem like a hijack, nice Rav 4 project, looking good :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:43 pm 

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ironmanoffroad wrote:


and so it dosent seem like a hijack, nice Rav 4 project, looking good :thumb:


I agree, thats why I keep checking this tread out. The thing I like the most about this buildup is its a different type of vehicle being built....don't see any Rav4s built up. :thumb:


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 PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:50 pm 

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I got full stuff and did not get in to the door jamb:smokin:

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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:49 pm 
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looks perty good. do you ned any help with teh fabrigating i can make almost anithing. i might hav some good idears for you too.

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 PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:19 am 

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Thanks for the help, I'm going to make the bar with tube clamps on it so I can take it out. And it will pass through the body with pipe grommets

Well I had to do it, the way I had to cut the wells took out the frame rails. There was only two rails hanging on the floor pan doing nothing. So I took it all out and started off with this 18ga floor pan. From this pan I will make two 16ga rail running from the front to the back, then the two wells.

I took all the weight out of the back so there is no stress (the door gaps are still the same and open and close fine) I want to seal it all up before I move on to mounting the motor and front 3 or 4 link.


Oh and it is going to be a 3 seater now.


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 PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:34 am 
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looking good keep up the pace so you can get out wheeling this spring

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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:46 pm 

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Well a few pics...

had to help a bud with a header...
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then got on to the project..
put a floor pan and some shock hoops
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added some bracing
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put it pack on the frame
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a little twist
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and sealing up the tubs
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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:43 pm 
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Do you think you should have just built a buggy? Its kinda like remodeling a house, its harder than building a new one. Looks good. Those headers look ridiculous but I am sure you did what you had to do. :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:57 pm 
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the craftsman ship of the stuff you make is top notch good job

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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:24 pm 

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Do you think you should have just built a buggy? Its kinda like remodeling a house, its harder than building a new one. Looks good. Those headers look ridiculous but I am sure you did what you had to do. :thumb:


haha well im up in canada where it can get to -35.. so i need a sealed cabin to keep the heat in and snow out.. And i want to use it on the street as well (snow storms can be fun)

but if i ever did want to build a buggy from it... it would be easy to do.

as for the header its a long tube heater for a turbo MR2 :woot:


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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:33 pm 

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BRAD D wrote:
Well a few pics...

had to help a bud with a header...
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that is impressive! any time you want to make a set of headers for a 2.5/2.7L ill gladly run them :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:06 pm 
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BTT - what happened to this guy?


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 PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:33 pm 

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i dont know, i was following the build :popcorn: , and forgot all about it till now...i know it was looking pretty sweet. hopfuly its all done and he will come back and post finshed pics of it


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