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is she making the move to full trailer queen now? I havent read anything on it.

also, jason, I wanted to chit chat some fuel setup info with you sometime...
Not sure how I missed this when I was quoting stuff... but no, with any luck she'll still be streetable when I'm done. Although I do have a DD and a trailer she can go on...

Sure... not sure how much help I can be with your truck (newer, different fuel system) but I'll tell ya all I know...
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that it is! you do some great fab work Jason
Thanks Zach!
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Everything is looking great so far jason!
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Not sure how I missed this when I was quoting stuff... but no, with any luck she'll still be streetable when I'm done. Although I do have a DD and a trailer she can go on...

Sure... not sure how much help I can be with your truck (newer, different fuel system) but I'll tell ya all I know...
mainly about the sender and pump.


anyways, Did you sleeve a few areas of your cage for ease of design? just curious...
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anyways, Did you sleeve a few areas of your cage for ease of design? just curious...
Yea, there are a few sleeves in there... there are a few reasons for them, ease of design, my bender isn't level, I'm limited in space with my bender, I screw up a lot less not doing compound bends... there's nothing wrong with sleeves, somehow they got a negative stigma to some people...
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Yea, there are a few sleeves in there... there are a few reasons for them, ease of design, my bender isn't level, I'm limited in space with my bender, I screw up a lot less not doing compound bends... there's nothing wrong with sleeves, somehow they got a negative stigma to some people...
Ive seen legendary rock crawler teams use them, but didnt notice that until maybe a month ago. I think its a great idea, especially for the garage builder. I plan on using some...

I was just curious, though...
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Yea, more trucks/buggies than not are built with them... it's just odd how it's never talked about... either way it's working great for me!
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Well, it was one year ago today (or yesterday depending on how you count leap day) that I started this little project. The initial time frame for completion was something like 8 weeks. It made perfect sense in my head at the time, but now looking back I see how wrong I was.

Granted, I did have the truck drivable for about six months in the middle of all of this but it still wasn't done.

Here's what she looked like, one year ago...

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what did you do with your bed sides did you completly destroy them or could you put them in a box and ship them to me?
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What bed sides? The stock ones I cut off? Those were trashed (literally) like three years ago... the old fiberglass ones were sold to Alon and I don't know what he did with them... So yea...
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i like the new changes

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i like the new changes

Yea, me too... except for the fact that it's only been in the dirt twice in the last year... literally...
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patience! its time will come and im sure you will have a blast! if only i was closer so i could ride too!
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if only i was closer so i could ride too!
Don't worry, a plan is in the works with my friends and I... we're gonna ship all our junk to Michigan to play in the dunes there some day (one of my friends has family near there)... may still be a couple years though...
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Don't worry, a plan is in the works with my friends and I... we're gonna ship all our junk to Michigan to play in the dunes there some day (one of my friends has family near there)... may still be a couple years though...
Let me know....whenever it is and I'll throw my buggy on with that shipment...
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Don't worry, a plan is in the works with my friends and I... we're gonna ship all our junk to Michigan to play in the dunes there some day (one of my friends has family near there)... may still be a couple years though...
lol that would be awesome! but i am sure our dunes dont even compare to yours.
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YeeHaw! It's almost there!

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wait, did i miss something? why is it all at a funny angle?

looks like some good fab work. so how close to a test run?
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I am sure it has something to do with angling it down to weld the back sides zach...
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hey jason, are you leaving the stock dash in? or aftermarket?
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Wow!
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I am sure it has something to do with angling it down to weld the back sides zach...
Yup Zach, Gil is right, I dropped it down to weld the top of the cage. All the tubes are welded 360*.

Stock dash is going back in Gil.

I'll be out of town this weekend so work will resume next week, hopefully it will be done soon. And with any luck, I'll never have to test it out.. haha..
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lol lets hope so! I wouldnt want to test it out either but its good to have.
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Stock dash is going back in Gil.
cool, I want to see how you end up merging it, I am not happy with my A-pillar bar and in the future I will be re-doing it through the dash...
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Brawndo wins at building roll cages!

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