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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:25 pm 

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It should be pretty strong, its 1.75" .120" thick DOM tube. There will be more to the frame later on ( cross bars and side hoops that go out to the rockers)

Hey 95geo, do you drive you or your dads trucks on the street much? if so how do they drive?


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 PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:34 pm 

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It should be pretty strong, its 1.75" .120" thick DOM tube. There will be more to the frame later on ( cross bars and side hoops that go out to the rockers)

Hey 95geo, do you drive you or your dads trucks on the street much? if so how do they drive?


we dont drive them on the street much but they drive fine, i would buy a 1500 beater before i drove something like it on the street for a DD

it would pay for itself in the first year when your tires wear out :thumb:

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 PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:17 pm 
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that picture kinda looked like one of my rigs i pretty much made this one as my strait mudder but i also made it so it would artikulate with the best of em. not bad for a mudder i have much bigger tires then those in the pics so dont say anything about them.

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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:44 am 

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that picture kinda looked like one of my rigs i pretty much made this one as my strait mudder but i also made it so it would artikulate with the best of em. not bad for a mudder i have much bigger tires then those in the pics so dont say anything about them.

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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:17 am 
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Wow. Thta much flex and its just for the mud huh? We all know its all about the flex. Fryphucks is just being a hater.

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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:13 pm 
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you usin air or fluid in the rams?

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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:20 pm 
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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:45 am 

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Well done for the day.. just a few light tacks to see how it looks.. Hope to fully TIG weld this Sunday

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Had to make 24 of this little guy... what a pain that was.


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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:36 am 
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WOW, that looks great! What did you use to notch the tube?

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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:27 am 

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WOW, that looks great! What did you use to notch the tube?


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So we went to his shop set up the cold saw, belt sander and the notcher and went to town :popcorn:


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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:28 pm 

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Well I tacked in all of the 1.5" spacers, now i just need to weld it all up and stick it under the body..

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:03 am 

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looks good so far. keep on it.


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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:30 pm 
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Yup, just stick it under the body and you should be just about done.
Looks nice.

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 PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:39 am 

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Done just got to bolt up the wheels :beer:

Well got the frame under the body, fits pretty good. Plan is to make body mounts with the frame touching the body, then I will add 1/2" urathane spacers... this should keep the fram from rubbing the body and will give it a bit of flex.

Still lots of X-members to build and hoops that go out to the rockers.

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 PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:44 am 

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Nice job :thumb: Making those tubes match each other probably wasn't very fun.


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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:12 pm 

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Well looks like it will be tucked right up in the rails, I might only have to cut up the fire wall for the bell housing, but the tunnel will be fine.

The bar is for the upper links for the rear 4-link, I will have to make one with a bend in it.. or keep this one in and cut out the center and weld on a bend to clear the drive shaft


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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:57 pm 

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you have a lot of room above the frame, i'd make the upper mounts nice and high.

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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:01 pm 

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95geo wrote:
you have a lot of room above the frame, i'd make the upper mounts nice and high.


They will be about 2-3" higher than that bar. Im no pro at making 4 links but why would I want the upper links super high?


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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:12 pm 

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roll center and seperation at the frame end helping lower anti squat numbers

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:23 pm 

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So is this junk or what?

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:25 pm 
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ive never played around with those calculators to much but i would say the anti squat is way to low for a full bodied rig

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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:37 pm 

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HoSeJoCkEy4506 wrote:
ive never played around with those calculators to much but i would say the anti squat is way to low for a full bodied rig


Yeah i dont know much about it and im not too sure if my # are right... i took a stab at the CG and weights.

Also im not using excel... ust some crapy version


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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:10 pm 

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HoSeJoCkEy4506 wrote:
ive never played around with those calculators to much but i would say the anti squat is way to low for a full bodied rig


so 48% is way too low and 110% is way too high whats the right number for a full bodied rig? 80%? buggy? 40%?

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 PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:55 pm 

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the # are way out the knock off excel is not working right


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 PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:07 pm 

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here are some more pics, Rav4 are wider than you would think.. it seems to tuck these 13.5" wide tires.

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100" WB in this pic

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