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Get to pick up my bender and million feet d.o.m woot
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So I picked up my bender last weekend brought it home set it up and started to learn how to use it. Right off the bat I could not get the tube bandit to read anything. Sometimes I was lucky and able to put the spring back rate in and others it would just flash zero.mthis went on all week and my confidence in it kept getting lower and lower. Until yesterday afternoon when I desired to take the dame thing off and reinstall the bandit. Come to find out it will just flash zero if one of the batteries are in upside down. But once that was fixed it has been going none stop, just been practicing with it for now. I am waiting for my bend tech pro to get here so that I can do my back half of the truck. I will post pics tonight. The only thing that I was able to bend and thought was good enough for the truck was a bracket for the batterie bad that I made out of 1.5 .120 wall h.r.e. I will post pics tonight.


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Looks good. Can't wait to see what you bend up.
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So here are some pics. First is the new to me bender.


These are the starting of my cab mounts


And last is the start of the bracket for the batterie


Hopefully I can post more progress tomorrow.
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So here are some pics. First is the new to me bender.

And last is the start of the bracket for the batterie


Hopefully I can post more progress tomorrow.
Stuff looks good, I’m I reading the last one right… batterie box ?
Man BIG battery.
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Ya it's a bit bigger then needed but o well. I am going to plate it and then dimple die it for strength once TMR customs starts making there own dies. They have the light force ones in stock but I would sooner support a Canadian business.
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Ya it's a bit bigger then needed but o well. I am going to plate it and then dimple die it for strength once TMR customs starts making there own dies. They have the light force ones in stock but I would sooner support a Canadian business.
Heard nothing but good things about those guys!
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I just saw this and it looks like the truck will be allot different then it was when i saw the truck last summer. Things are looking good and if you ever want a hand let me know because i live just out side of fredericton.
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thats a serious lookn bender, nice buy!
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Heard nothing but good things about those guys!
Ya I have been talking and dealing with them over the phone while I have been out here in New Brunswick. During Christmas I went back home to Ontario and dropped in one day. Mike who is one of the owners remembered me what I was building some of the problems I was running in to. We ended up talking about everything from fabricating to why Canada should have off road parks. Then after about a good two hrs of shooting the breeze he gave me a very detailed tour of how him and his brothe Tom run the shop. I was very impressed with the about of stuff they make is such a small shop. Needless to say these guys will always have my business.
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I just saw this and it looks like the truck will be allot different then it was when i saw the truck last summer. Things are looking good and if you ever want a hand let me know because i live just out side of fredericton.
Will do thanks man,
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So I was able to get the body mounts welded together, and on the frame.mturned out pretty good I think. Now if bend tech would get here I could start on the back half as well as the roll cage and engine cage.

But here are some pics for now.

This is them befor I bent and welded them together.


All four put together


Close up


They are made from 3/16 sheet. I don't think I will have a strength problem with them.

I will post pics of them welded on the frame later this week.
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And befor eanyone asks the reason only two of them have holes drilled in them is because my drill bit set is $hit. The keep splintering on me. So I and waiting for my new knkut drill bit set to come in. Did my research and guys on xtreme use them as well as wide open design. So I don't think I should have any issues with them.
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Nice welds!
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look great, and yeah nice look'n welds
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Nice welds!
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Ok so a little bit of date. Started on the boat sides. Also snagged a pic of the body mounts. So on to the good stuff.

Body mounts on.


Boat sides ready to notch and then tac together.
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nice, keep it up
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Those body mounts look good and solid! What are you using to cut the parts out of the plate?
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Nice! Your doing work on this!


Why didn't you just do it the first time? You seem to have the know how. You may have already answered this.
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Those body mounts look good and solid! What are you using to cut the parts out of the plate?
Right now a angle grinder. The trick is to take your time. Will hopefully be getting a plasma cutter soon tho.
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Nice! Your doing work on this!


Why didn't you just do it the first time? You seem to have the know how. You may have already answered this.
I did not have the know how or the tools, as well I was paying a guy to the the shotty work befor. Trust me if I knew then what I know now. I would have done this in the first place lol. Would have save alot of money.
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Looking good bud. Although I don't think I would've been able to cut up a 2001+ FX4. I can't wait to see the end product. Welds looks great, bender is sex.

What's the plan on the body? Just skins around a cage or you keeping most of the original body?

What are you going to do about the lug pattern between the 60 and the 9? I'm all about running 9s. If I explode my 44, frontal 9 is where I'm headed.
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Lol grinder..I know how you feel. I want a plasma torch bad too
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Looking good bud. Although I don't think I would've been able to cut up a 2001+ FX4. I can't wait to see the end product. Welds looks great, bender is sex.

What's the plan on the body? Just skins around a cage or you keeping most of the original body?

What are you going to do about the lug pattern between the 60 and the 9? I'm all about running 9s. If I explode my 44, frontal 9 is where I'm headed.
Ya the frame was shot, rusted threw in a few spots. Trust me it hurt to dice the frame up.

I am going to use the front quarter panels and the rear skins off the frame, and the cab. The quater panels will be used as skins. Cab as well.... A cab lol. And then roll cage. I am going to be running 60's front and rear. So I won't be needing to worry about bolt patterns.
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