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Stuff around the shop.

Figured I'd make a thread to keep updating with some pictures of **** I build around the shop. Since I never have time to work on the ranger I'll take some pictures of the stuff I actually am working on.

This is a carrier bearing mount on a fusion chassis I'm finishing up.

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Rear shock mounts from same build.

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So that carrier bearing is holding the front driveshaft? If I'm looking at those pics correctly. Guessing Chevy axles since it's a Passenger side drop?

Or am I just way off base.
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Yes carrier bearing is for the front shaft, which will be 2 peices. And yes it's a passenger drop 60 front.
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whats yalls labor rate?
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Yes carrier bearing is for the front shaft, which will be 2 peices. And yes it's a passenger drop 60 front.
Why a 2 piece drive shaft? Never heard of that. Does it allow for more of clearance? That'd be about all I could guess as it would allow you use another U-Joint with one of the shafts solid mounted like that.

Is this a common thing for buggies?
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its 2 pieces because one is sitn right in the bearing and the other goes to the axle. eliminates the need for the 2' longer piece of driveshaft to be hanging down getn into **** maybe? also maybe easier to swap it in and out since the one off the t-case is blocked by alot of crap
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You use a 2-peice front shaft so you can set-up the shaft to have as little slip as possible throughout the suspension travel. Can't do that when the shaft goes all the way from the t-case to the pinion.
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Hmm... gonna have to do some research on that I think... Keep up the photos though Jey. This stuff is cool as hell.
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You use a 2-peice front shaft so you can set-up the shaft to have as little slip as possible throughout the suspension travel. Can't do that when the shaft goes all the way from the t-case to the pinion.
Ok... so the 2nd section of Driveshaft uses a slip joint? And if so, isn't that harder on the U-Joints due to the fact at full droop your angle to the front case will be pretty steep?
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Building a set of headers for the same chassis.

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now that is just freaking cool. is this a customers ride?
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That's sweet!
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Damn... those are some nice welds on those headers. What type of TIG machine are you using (and I swear to Christ if tell me that's MIG I'm going to hang myself as I know I'll never be that good)?
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its TIG

how the hell are you welding in such tight spaces?

Nice work man.
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how the hell are you welding in such tight spaces?
he welded that joint 1st then welded the Y into place..

great skills Jey..Id love to do something like that one of these days..
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and hows the last one go on? lol
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Damn... those are some nice welds on those headers. What type of TIG machine are you using (and I swear to Christ if tell me that's MIG I'm going to hang myself as I know I'll never be that good)?
Miller syncrowave 250.

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how the hell are you welding in such tight spaces?
Tack it all together while your fitting the tube on the car. Then on the table cut all the tubes back off, weld them up, and weld them to the collector and flange one at a time.
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now that is just freaking cool. is this a customers ride?
Yup, and thanks.
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I was at a loss for words, some nice fab work and time went into that.

Any suspension details? Shocks? Links? etc?
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14's in the front and 16's in the back, reservoir fox coil-overs. Rear is double triangulated 4-link and front is an inverted 4-link (parallel lowers and triangulated uppers), this is to clear the driveshaft on the low-pinion 60.
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Nice, with that much articulation how are you mounting the shocks? i have a terrible time in the rear figuring out how to mount my shocks, both ways the rod ends in the shocks max out and the tire rubs the shock.
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Tack it all together while your fitting the tube on the car. Then on the table cut all the tubes back off, weld them up, and weld them to the collector and flange one at a time.
no i know how you get it fit up. but how do you get the middle of the last pipe welded where it connects to the collector?
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Nice, with that much articulation how are you mounting the shocks? i have a terrible time in the rear figuring out how to mount my shocks, both ways the rod ends in the shocks max out and the tire rubs the shock.
I just have the shocks bolted to a tab that I tack kind of where I want it and then cycle the suspension and adjust it accordingly. Mount the eyes of the shocks so that they rotate around the bolt in the direction they move the most.

I usually mount the bolts front to back so that while articulating the rod ends don't move, except for the front to back (arc) movement of the axle.

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no i know how you get it fit up. but how do you get the middle of the last pipe welded where it connects to the collector?
You don't. The tubes are a tight slip fit and you just weld as much as you can. If there is a chance for a leak, the ceramic coating takes care of it.
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damn that customer ride is lookn sick. **** man build me some headers those things are hawt
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