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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:00 am

Today's updates.... :popcorn
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Post by mikerobison » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:29 am

Wild, Do you intend on rolling it once to test the integrity of the welds? I wouldn't; but I don't know what is crazier building a merkup or testing the roll cage out. Looks fun! Great Job

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Post by Colin » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:02 am

Cool! :)

Is the General Lee getting a lift kit in the next stall, or what? :?
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:22 am

mikerobison wrote:Wild, Do you intend on rolling it once to test the integrity of the welds?
I think I'll try my best to skip that step. :mrgreen:
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:29 am

Colin wrote:Is the General Lee getting a lift kit in the next stall, or what? :?
No, just a whole new suspension. Too many "General Lee Jumps" in it's past! :lol:

Oh, and before anyone asks, yes, the area forward of the shock tower is getting boxed in. Just need to get the floor pieces welded in to the floor and square tubes that extend the frame-rails forward. The rear-end of this thing should be pretty damn solid when we're done here. :headbang
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Post by Merkur » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:32 pm

Nice job Brad. Looks like you picked a good guy to build the roll cage.

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:23 pm

Merkur wrote:Nice job Brad. Looks like you picked a good guy to build the roll cage.
Yep, it's nice to work with someone who knows what they're doing, yet isn't too full of himself not to listen to my ideas. The shock towers are a good example of that - used my basic idea, but doubled-up with an overlapping seam for strength - something I wouldn't have thought of at all.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:14 pm

Heard from the owner of this Brat today....
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It's now this...

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Wonder if anyone sells a lift-kit for the Sierra platform??? :P
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Post by CV12Steve » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:50 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Wonder if anyone sells a lift-kit for the Sierra platform??? :P
How to do it if you're Polish. No, really!
http://www.szarbia.com
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Post by turboxr » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:02 pm

Still lookin good Brad. Keep it up!

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Post by mikerobison » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:05 pm

Where are the jump seats in the improved Brat?

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Post by Colin » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:36 am

That Brat is awesome. :shock:
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:30 am

turboxr wrote:Still lookin good Brad. Keep it up!
Thanks, ain't no stopping now!
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:40 pm

Look what came home today.... :D
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Here's some shots of the completed shock towers. What you don't really see here is that the 1/4" plates in the floor are
welded to the square tubes which extend the factory frame rails forward to the area underneath the rear window panel.
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Removable shoulder bar...
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Same shot with the seat folded forward...
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Similar area, just a close-up of the area behind the driver's seat...
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Same area, but taken from the passenger door...
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Passenger side floor, pic taken through roof...
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Similar shot, just taken through rear window...
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Same area, taken through open passenger door...
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Here's the square tube I referred to above - this shot is sorta underneath the forward part of the bed, aka, the smuggler's compartment. :twisted:
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Post by merkurdriver » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:55 pm

Looking almost safe enough to drive! :P j/k - coming along quite nicely.

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