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Old 08-06-2013, 05:58 PM
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what do you all think so far? just getting flat stock welded to it and reinforced to the tub, write-up to follow
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Should be pretty cool when done. I would rip them off though. First tree and so long hard work LOL
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Should be pretty cool when done. I would rip them off though. First tree and so long hard work LOL
I plan on doing some moderate offroad racing with them on so we'll see how they handle some force
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I plan on doing some moderate offroad racing with them on so we'll see how they handle some force
Line mountain racing?
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Line mountain racing?

eventually! Theres actually alot of parks that host races in pa
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Looks good. Are you going horizontally from the tube to the body or are you going to work an angle into it?
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Originally Posted by JerrytheJeep View Post
Looks good. Are you going horizontally from the tube to the body or are you going to work an angle into it?
They are slanted downward to match the bodyline for the most part...theyll be wider at the front like flat flares on the cj's and such...i think 3.5" wide at the back and 4" in the front, close to stock flare coverage too keep it looking "fast"
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Welding Your "flat stock" to just the fender seems a little tricky. I think you need to plate it slightly. You don't have to armor the whole thing but I cant see welding plate to the flimsy fender.
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Originally Posted by tymatt View Post
Welding Your "flat stock" to just the fender seems a little tricky. I think you need to plate it slightly. You don't have to armor the whole thing but I cant see welding plate to the flimsy fender.

im not welding the flat stock to the fender....im welding tabs to the flat stock that will bolt onto a plate behind the fender. I also tapped holes into the tubing that bolts onto plates behind the fender

edit: When i said about welding up there ^^^^.....i meant the flat stock is getting welded to the tubing, nothing is welded to the fender. totally bolt on.

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Bad ***! I like flat flares, but don't like the lawn edging ones.

This is a cool idea, for strength you could add some tube connecting the fender and the outer tube where the outer tube makes its bends. That'd add plenty of strength.

I look forward to the write up!

What did you use to bend the tube? Is it solid tube?
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Originally Posted by Gee oh Dee View Post
Bad ***! I like flat flares, but don't like the lawn edging ones.

This is a cool idea, for strength you could add some tube connecting the fender and the outer tube where the outer tube makes its bends. That'd add plenty of strength.

I look forward to the write up!

What did you use to bend the tube? Is it solid tube?
Yeah took me forever to draw these up and now im taking my time to make sure they come out nice! I hate lawn edging and the bushwhackers...and pa laws are the pits, so i needed something.

Used a JD2 (J D Squared) bender, forget which model, but a monkey could operate it. Solid 1x.120 hrew tubing. Its the second from the lowest end one for the bender, but it took all of 10 minutes to get angles and bend these with a digital protractor
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Solid tubing? which is it? Solid or tube?
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Originally Posted by JerrytheJeep View Post
Solid tubing? which is it? Solid or tube?
Well, my guess is, if it's 1"x.120"
then it's tubing.
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Originally Posted by War Eagle View Post
Yeah took me forever to draw these up and now im taking my time to make sure they come out nice! I hate lawn edging and the bushwhackers...and pa laws are the pits, so i needed something.

Used a JD2 (J D Squared) bender, forget which model, but a monkey could operate it. Solid 1x.120 hrew tubing. Its the second from the lowest end one for the bender, but it took all of 10 minutes to get angles and bend these with a digital protractor
I figured it was the JD2. I want one, but just haven't pulled the trigger.

Soon, tho. Really soon.

Again, nice work. I'll most likely steal some of your design.
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post

Well, my guess is, if it's 1"x.120"
then it's tubing.
I know I'm just giving em grief haha. Mostly because I'm jealous I can't make my own armor!
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