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Old 01-10-2019, 11:43 PM
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You should make a bench with the actual tail gate and then do the myth busters thing for the tail gate on your truck. But obviously with Jeep on it. Attachment 403980
Now that's an idea
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:59 AM
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I did stuff
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I did stuff
What kind of stuff we talking?
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Pics or it didnít happen.

Curious what you do with the bed.
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Steel arrived Thursday. I cut the tubing up to size.

Friday. I drilled holes on 4 cross tubes so I can weld on the threaded bungs I made on the lathe. (Bed bolting locations).

Saturday. Laid the tubes on the bed.

Last night. Tacked some of them together.

Gonna start cutting some more tubing for the wheel arches today.

Then I ll start taking pics.
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It hurt cutting out the clean rockers, but I knew I wanted the clearance, and a lot of guys in the club with bolt on ones they push into the rocker and dent it anyway.
Same. My rockers were actually in good shape but I'm cheap and couldn't justify the $ for bolt-ons that hang low, aren't as strong, and might end up damaging the rockers overtime anyway. Plus I like the frustration of fabbing things on the Jeep.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:41 PM
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The bed is still in the progress.

I'm thinking I ll buy a steel cutting circular saw to cut the panels I need.
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The bed is still in the progress.

I'm thinking I ll buy a steel cutting circular saw to cut the panels I need.
Have you tried that Diablo diamond metal cutting wheel for angle grinders? No more fear of broken "death discs" and you can make longer cuts. I got one for my shop grinder, love it. They even make one for regular skill saws.
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Planning on getting an Evolution circular saw or maybe a Makita cause I already have bunch of batteries.
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Planning on getting an Evolution circular saw or maybe a Makita cause I already have bunch of batteries.
That will work too.
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Just gotta wait until I make a couple more sales then I can afford to buy it. Lol
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I have used the milwaukee metal cutting circular saw. Works great. Slices right through 1/8" plate. Does a good job of cutting up 1/4" thick angle iron and square tube.
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I have used the milwaukee metal cutting circular saw. Works great. Slices right through 1/8" plate. Does a good job of cutting up 1/4" thick angle iron and square tube.
Corded or cordless?

I'm usually not a fan of cordless stuff for heavy work like metal cutting.

So I'm gonna go with corded saw.

Looking at Makita, Evolution, and Eastwood

I know Milwaukee is good. Will look at that also
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Corded. I agree that a power hog like that is best in a corded version. I have no idea the value for dollar or comparison to other makes/models. I borrowed it from the tool room at work. Already had a blade in it. Used the hell out of it and returned it with the same blade in it. Blade was still sharp. Makes an ungodly racket but slices up sheet metal like butter.
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Started working on the ac delete bracket.

The goal is to spend only $10 max and I bought a ribbed pulley for only $9 on eBay. Probably need to buy a bolt. So there goes the last dollar.

The rest is from the scrap pile.
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