Welding Class Final Project - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-24-2006
Drayke's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LA / San Luis Obispo
Posts: 804
Welding Class Final Project

so right now im taking a welding class and we have the option of doing a final project or doing a write up. (i wanna do the project) haha. and i was thinking of building a custom light bar...

but does anyone have anything else that is rather simple that i could build?

as for the light bar i was thinking of just building it out of steel tubing and just making the corners sharp (would be a different look) as opposed to rounding them b/c i dont have access to a pipe bender up here at school. even getting at a saw to cut the tubing is going to be a big part of this... but anyways, i was thinking of building a flange so that the bar just bolts onto the frame in the same place as my towhooks and just doubling them up.

i dunno yet i have to get out to my truck and see what kind of space i have left.


anyway, any ideas or suggestions.

OH, throw this out there: if you guys suggest something, and i build it, and you like it.,.. just pay for the shipping and its yours... haha. otherwise, no practice is bad practice.

k, thanks for the time guys!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-24-2006
pastfinder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,252
Fishing Rod Rack with cooler holder: http://www.billssportshop.com/fishin.../carrier2.html
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-24-2006
telemaster1952's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Dover, Deleware
Posts: 3,481
why not do a roll bar with a lighting bar attached?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-24-2006
KARPE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valrico, Fl 33594
Posts: 4,748
duhh he cant bend anything guys
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-24-2006
pastfinder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by KARPE
duhh he cant bend anything guys

No Biggie, he can modify the rod holder design. The link is an example.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-24-2006
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
you could make some rock rails, just some square tubing down the side of the truck and weld the brackets to the rail and flanges to bolt it to the truck
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-24-2006
Drayke's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LA / San Luis Obispo
Posts: 804
damn. those are good ideas... but i just went and bought the steel piping for the light bar.... deadlines comin up here pretty soon and i gotta get to work =)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-24-2006
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
I'd take some sliders...

I would try and build a hitch if I were you, seems kinda easy!

****, your lucky, my final for welding 4 was building a 8x12 trailer with tandem axles
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-24-2006
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrpro130
I'd take some sliders...

I would try and build a hitch if I were you, seems kinda easy!

****, your lucky, my final for welding 4 was building a 8x12 trailer with tandem axles
It is still useful. Did you get to keep it?

Good luck with the Light bar. Do you have any drawings of how you are designing it? I would love to see it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-24-2006
jrpro130's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trigger01
It is still useful. Did you get to keep it?

Good luck with the Light bar. Do you have any drawings of how you are designing it? I would love to see it.
I have nothing of it. We used CAD to make it (blueprints) and the trailer was in Utah (where I lived before) I used it for my 2 dirtbikes...but since I have a truck, i sold it right when I got here.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-24-2006
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Drayke: Good luck with the Light bar. Do you have any drawings of how you are designing it? I would love to see it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-24-2006
bigdavesohc's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Eastland, Texas
Posts: 72
Drayke, while you're at it, how about you cut up and mount some 1/4" plates to the underside for some skidplates? You have access to the tools and the welder.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-24-2006
Drayke's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LA / San Luis Obispo
Posts: 804
uh, if i have time, send me some schematics for the mounts and ill see what i can do. i have a limited amount of shop time... but if i have extra ill try and get it done for you dude. just send me the specs.

and no i dont have a drawing. well i do, but not on the computer. the bar im thinking of making looks really similar to the westin safari style light bar. http://www.stylinconcepts.com/parts....rtfamilyid/926

except without the skid plate.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-25-2006
rolla_guy72's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 3,256
they're not that great off-road... they take up alot of your approach angle.

I say build the rock sliders.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-25-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
I saw stacy david put a spare tire holder in the box of project Crazy Horse. That would be a cool idea to fab up yourself seeing as how his broke off somehow and sent the tire flying through the field
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Welding Cart Project - Now complete, pics on page 5! FULLSCALE Fabrication & Tool Tech 93 08-27-2016 04:34 PM
Help. Final Project in School 04RangerDave General Ford Ranger Discussion 3 02-25-2011 01:11 PM
latest welding project dsef82 Fabrication & Tool Tech 28 12-07-2005 05:47 AM
Ranger Project Class 7sx chiptuningwerks Suspension Tech 5 12-03-2005 11:51 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:38 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.