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Old 09-30-2012
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So I was able to get in to the garage today and get some tinkering done. Here's what I managed to do.

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And I managed to snap one of the king pins in half...
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looks awesome, love the added gusset work. did you do the dimples yourself?
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^ Agreed! I wonder if he bought TMR's new dimple dies... I think I may have to pick up a set!
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yeah I want a couple for sure. I've been reading up on some of the ones guys have been building themselves
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TMR just came out with some. The price seems pretty good but I don't know what they go for south of the border.

Dimple Dies : TMR Customs, Custom Fabrication Components for Offroad Vehicles
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TMR just came out with some. The price seems pretty good but I don't know what they go for south of the border.

Dimple Dies : TMR Customs, Custom Fabrication Components for Offroad Vehicles
If you look at the top right corner or there website you can choose weather you want American or Canadian currency.
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That pic isnt loading anymore btw.
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Old 10-02-2012
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That pic isnt loading anymore btw.
Thanks I will try and fix it to night... Right now I am trying to figure out how I am going to remove a broken king pin
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Old 10-07-2012
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Hey guys Here is the video that I wanted to post last week but for some reason it did not work



And now for a real update. let me know what you guys think .

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Old 10-07-2012
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As well I managed to get both fenders trimmed up and one is completely finished minus paint. They look really good. No I just have to wait to get the back ones done and the driveway finished and we should be one step closer to never having to do body work again.Man i hate bodywork.
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An update from this weekend.



Also I you cant see it in the video and i do not mention it. I out lined were i gut the fenders with some 1/4 stock. This way it will save my tires.


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Nice progress. Gonna be badass!
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Hey guys bit of a update, as of right now the axels have all of the brackets ordered so I can get this thing rolling under its own weight. Also all of the weldsa are done. Sorry for not posting any pics but my computer crapped out of me.



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You better make up for it when you get those axles under!
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cant wait to see this thing sitting on its own
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O trust me guys I have something very different in store for the upper shock mounts.
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Old 11-13-2012
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Bit of a update, the frame is completely done and fully welded. Now on to the suspension. I am going to tackle the rear first because it should be the easiest, like I said before I am going to run a double triangulated four link.

Also I got what is hopefully the last order I will need from TMR Customs. Not that I don't like them, it is just that I am spending money hand over fist to get this truck up in the air. And need a break soon. But here are some pictures of my latest order.



I have

2 universal flat bottom link mounts
4 zero degree lower link mounts
8 poly bushings
And 2 cage slugs


Zero degree off set


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I'm not really sure what that stuff it but its shiny. I like it.
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Old 11-14-2012
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I'm not really sure what that stuff it but its shiny. I like it.
All of the polly bushings are going to be used for when I mount the transmission, transfer cases, and engine. To help kill the engine vibration.those roll cage slugs are for if I make a mistake with a piece of tubing I can cut what I need to then sleeve it with a slug and it will be just as strong if not strong then before. The rest is all joints for the axels.


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Hey guys, I am back from a temporary hiatus. Work dragged me out in to the field for the better part of two weeks. Down side of this, not being able to work on the truck. Upside. I got a ton of new parts for the truck. So it was like Christmas when I came out of the field. Anyway I thought I would post some pics of the field seeing as how this will be my last training excesses.

First off when you are driving a tank threw a field PAY ATTENTION TO WE'RE YOU ARE GOING. If not you could fall in to a hole with your tank or hit a 7 tons chunk of granite while jumping the tank.



What you are looking at int the drivers side of a Leopard C2 main battle tank. The track comes over the top of the broken idler wheel and then makes its way back under the tank to the drive sprocket. When the driver hit the what ever it was he hit, he hit it with so much force that he ripped the support arm for the idler wheel half way off. The rest of the idler melted off from the heat of the initial ripping. Now just so you guys have a rough idea. Those arms are not meant to break. Our head mechanic, who has been working on tanks for the better part of 10 years has seen this only once. And that was back in the early 90's. We ended up calling the factory in Germany ( these are German built tanks ) and they no longer build this part. They actually have not built this part since the mid 90's. Mainly because they have only heard of a hand full of arms breaking. And they are building Leopard 2's now.

And here is a video of a squadron of tanks (19) doing a troop shoot, with smoke rounds.

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Anyway need to get going and work on the truck some more before the really cold weather hits. So I leave you guys with a good Christmas pic. Merry Christmas.



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Here is a bit of a up date.

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As you can see I keyed it off one of the rubbings on the pumpkin.




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