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The wing trunk came out pretty good so far.

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One of my more complete sheet metal parts, dual compartments 'cause charge pipe.

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And she's off to the powdercoating department for blast/phosphate/coating.
Great to finally get to use all the tools I've invented needs for ;)
I can do it all now- design, CNC cut everything, space for a proper build table, full pro powder coating shop and of course full chassis dyno tuning.
For all my want to design and build I'm glad my bread and butter isn't building sand cars, makes it more enjoyable to keep it my vision and hobby. 

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Gonna tie the top of that sway bar mount to something?  Lot of leverage on that as the arm nears its upper travel limit.

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4 hours ago, Rockwood said:

Gonna tie the top of that sway bar mount to something?  Lot of leverage on that as the arm nears its upper travel limit.

No, all the other cars are mounted similarly with out any signs of issue. Hell the last one- the mounts were bolted on (an after thought).

At least this one its welded to the cross bars :) There is quite a bit of 1/4" steel there.

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45 minutes ago, JGSturbo said:

No, all the other cars are mounted similarly with out any signs of issue. Hell the last one- the mounts were bolted on (an after thought).

At least this one its welded to the cross bars :) There is quite a bit of 1/4" steel there.

Word. Might save some weight, porker. :bigrin 

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4 minutes ago, Rockwood said:

Word. Might save some weight, porker. :bigrin 

oink oink :) It's still going to be lighter than my first anchor I mean car.

 

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14 hours ago, JGSturbo said:

oink oink :) It's still going to be lighter than my first anchor I mean car.

 

There's materials, and there's engineering.  More of one means you need less of the other.  :bigrin 

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Will you have this at Dunefest this year?  I met you at Vendor's row there a few years back.

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2 hours ago, 1newbie said:

Will you have this at Dunefest this year?  I met you at Vendor's row there a few years back.

No, it wasn't really worth the $$$$ to vendor unless I have some sort of widget to sell direct. My cars get a bunch of flack because they are never CAR "A" or CAR "B".

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Arms don't look black in the picture but they are splatter black.
At some point we upgraded rotisseries, got out the one from my first buggy! 
Also built this for my measuring missions, I'm calling it goldmember.
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An old Faro G08 I got for $2700, works pretty good so far. Its last cert was 2016 so its been kept up on.
Currently its measuring a 03 F350 for front trailing links, bags and resi shocks, I needed a crew cab but wanted to keep my 600hp 24v Cummins and built 47RE. So Fummins it is.
 

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What's going on with the CV's and stubs?  I'm fascinated by making stronger parts that are also cheap.  

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6 hours ago, Dave In Florida said:

What's going on with the CV's and stubs?  I'm fascinated by making stronger parts that are also cheap.  

They are outers (fixed, no plunge) from 1-ton GM , the rear suspension has min plunge (less than a 1/4in over 20in+ travel). What plunge there is happens at the axle splines.

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Good progress 

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Still a long list to go but seeing finished parts certainly gives you a boost.

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Looking good.

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Those shocks look pretty badass man!

~jw

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Trying to split my time between real work, the handful and a new dune/tow truck w/ 4 link airbags F/R etc.

Its a freakn mess, project central!

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Got the motor and trans in to make it look like a car for a shop open house :)

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I made my first set of axles, certified 300M - splines machined after heat treat (41-spline GM 1-ton, same as Corr Pro4 IIRC ). This was post stress relief in the vibrator polisher.

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Been waaay to busy building a new towrig (03 F350 CC, 24v Fummins swap, full air ride, winch, bumpers, flat bed, full station, on-board air, full power conversion).

Sad the Handful won't be down first trip :( But it finally has springs! Scaled out 2150 (1540rear) which is the same as my MC rail so the balance will be the same maybe better because that was no seats, no transfer case, no battery (very front). All and all its shaping up nicely. IF I ONLY HAD TIME!!! These teaser pics aren't helping. 

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Your buggy is awesome, but I wanna see pictures of that flat bed tow rig you’re building! 

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31 minutes ago, Conrad said:

Your buggy is awesome, but I wanna see pictures of that flat bed tow rig you’re building! 

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/tow-rigs-trailers/2625322-fummins-tow-dune-build-checking-all-boxes.html

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End goal, CC for the fam - 600+HP 24v Cummins for me - winch and dune tow tires for the buggy - 4-corner 4-link air ride for well the ride!

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Huh.  I've never seen a "backwards" 4 link...

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