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Old 08-26-2012
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More progress. I got this done yesterday morning. Could have gotten both side done but i desided to go rock climbing instead.
Good decision!
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So I finally got the cab on and with all of the body lines lined up... Only thing tho is that the rear cage is now is 2 inches above the cab. It's not the end of the world but it looks a bit off. I might put a light bar under it or something this way it can still be functional.


Finally got the front started. I have the sides of the engine cage done and started the bracing. I have the engine sitting roughly were I want it.




And the front of the frame turned out perfect. All that's left for the front once thisis done is a stinger, winch, and lights.


Anyway that's it for now.

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So no front bumper? A tube bumper with a winch and lights with a stinger would look perfect.
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Old 09-03-2012
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So no front bumper? A tube bumper with a winch and lights with a stinger would look perfect.

No the plans are to mount the light behind the grill, and mount the winch behind the grill as well but have the rope come out from the 3/4 gap between the frame and the grill. But I won't make any decision's like that until I can roll out the truck and get a good long look at it.
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Very nice... do you have any pics of the rear cage from farther away? I don't think it would look too bad being a bit above the cab.
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I think you could just put light tabs on the bar that is on the rear of the cab and then put the lights there. It doesn't look bad with the bar higher then the cab line.
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As far as the bar behind the cab, just slap some KCs on there or something of the like. This thing is gonna be SICK!
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That's what I am doing but no one seems to want to take the job on.
Did you Try L&A in Lincoln, they can build damn near anything you want.

nice build by the way, I'm origionally from just outside Fredericton, moved to Ontario 2 years ago.

I would love to come and see this beast of yours in person when I come home for Christmas.

maybe even make a deal with you to fab up a push bar for my truck with your tube bender.... extra cash to put towards your truck.
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Did you Try L&A in Lincoln, they can build damn near anything you want.

nice build by the way, I'm origionally from just outside Fredericton, moved to Ontario 2 years ago.

I would love to come and see this beast of yours in person when I come home for Christmas.

maybe even make a deal with you to fab up a push bar for my truck with your tube bender.... extra cash to put towards your truck.
We're in Lincoln are they. I have not heard of them. As for building you a bush bar, let me know when and for how long you will be coming down and we will work something out. I will need to know a few weeks ahead of time so I can order the steel. As for showing off the truck I would be more then glad too.
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heading from Oromoct to fredericton on the Lincoln Rd. they will be on your left, just before Wheelers accessories (on right)..... ummm... next street past them would be Glasier Rd. on left.... then the lincoln Esso on Right. on the right between the esso and Wheelers is Papa Georgio's pizza and also a large yellow warehouse with tons of junk and vehicles in the yard. L&A is kinda back in the woods a ways, if you are sitting in that yellow warehouse yard, you can look across the street and see L&A back there... Blue building I believe.

As for Christmas, I believe we are comming home around the 7th, and staying until just after new years. Gonna drive my truck home this time cause 1600 km is safer in a 4x4 ranger than in a rwd Cadillac CTS lol.
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heading from Oromoct to fredericton on the Lincoln Rd. they will be on your left, just before Wheelers accessories (on right)..... ummm... next street past them would be Glasier Rd. on left.... then the lincoln Esso on Right. on the right between the esso and Wheelers is Papa Georgio's pizza and also a large yellow warehouse with tons of junk and vehicles in the yard. L&A is kinda back in the woods a ways, if you are sitting in that yellow warehouse yard, you can look across the street and see L&A back there... Blue building I believe.

As for Christmas, I believe we are comming home around the 7th, and staying until just after new years. Gonna drive my truck home this time cause 1600 km is safer in a 4x4 ranger than in a rwd Cadillac CTS lol.
Awesome. I know exactly were you are talking about. Thanks.

Just pm or email me some pics of what exactly you are looking for in regards to a push bar and I will get the ball rolling.

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Bit of an update. Was planning on getting a lot done today but for some dame reason I am dead tired. plus I ran out of welding gas again. So here's what I managed to get done.

I went to Home Depot last night and picked up 4 steering caster wheels so i could make a roller from to slide under the boat sides. I was going to make a custom frame to do this but when I was out behind the shed watering some flowers I seen my old welding bench back there. So I cut the legs off flipped it upside down and welded the casters to the table frame.


Once I rolled it out side I started to burn in some of the gussets I had made for the rear cage.


And I clamped on a rear quater panel to see roughly what it will look like finished.

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Are you going to have the bedsides angled like that?
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I say don't even worry about bedsides. Just run it as is or make a sort of flatbed on the cage.
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Are you going to have the bedsides angled like that?
No I am not going to have them angled. they are just hanging there for now and attached with a C-clamp. Once I get everything all said and done I will have them properly supported so that they dont hang like that.
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haha ok good. but Yeah like adam said, no sides would look pretty cool IMO.
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I was hoping that you wouldnt dovetail the bedside to that extreme angle lol.

You said that the bedsides wont be angled that much, but are you going to dovetail the bedsides any?
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Looks good, the bar higher than the cab doesn't look bad at all!
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Looks good, the bar higher than the cab doesn't look bad at all!

Now that I was able to get it out of the garage and stand back and have a look. I like it as well. Glad it turned out the way it did.
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Looks awesome! Really diggin the back half and the way you did the frame upfront.
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definitely dovetail the butt just slightly

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^ thats bad ***!
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look at the last picture Chris uploaded in post #163 then look at that picture I posted from the KOH. Id say Chris is building an identical truck lol flippin sweet
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LOL I can see what you mean. Mine will have a lot more show then that one tho.
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