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Yea, don't worry about the notch. The back is completely plated in. And besides that, the frame won't actually be doing anything once the tube work is done. If I so desired I could have just chopped the frame off, but I chose not to.

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Nice, the finished product should look awesome.
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Here is a basic idea with the tubework...

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Are you including the Budwiser setup on yours as well?
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Are you including the Budwiser setup on yours as well?
Nope. I think I'm going to use the Corona setup on mine, I've heard its stronger and lasts longer
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I did used the Rolling Rock setup on mine... that's why there's nothing done at all.
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nice notch, but i would be concerned using that hitch after the notch.
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nice notch, but i would be concerned using that hitch after the notch.
You read what I wrote right?

Hitch is ONLY on there for recovery purposes, not to tow anything. AND like I just said, the frame is no longer the structural part of the chassis. The tube structure that will be forming above it will be.

So yea, no concern about the hitch on this end.
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looking good man, MORE PROGRESS
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looks awesome!
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You read what I wrote right?

Hitch is ONLY on there for recovery purposes, not to tow anything. AND like I just said, the frame is no longer the structural part of the chassis. The tube structure that will be forming above it will be.

So yea, no concern about the hitch on this end.

ha sorry i must have missed that on the first or second day.
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I'm anxious to see how the tube turns out then! I see what you're saying about it, but I still wanna see how it all ties together. Does the tube mount to the frame closer to the cab? Will it tie into a roll cage inside the cab? I'm just curious.

What size tube are you going with?
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I'm anxious to see how the tube turns out then! I see what you're saying about it, but I still wanna see how it all ties together. Does the tube mount to the frame closer to the cab? Will it tie into a roll cage inside the cab? I'm just curious.

What size tube are you going with?
The tube is going to mount to the frame in several places, probably like 6 places at least on each rail. It is also going to connect to the cab in, if I get my way, 7 places.

The tube is 1 3/4" .120wall DOM

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ha sorry i must have missed that on the first or second day.
No Worries..
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Day's 7 8 & 9 are now up!

Click HERE

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As always, comments are appreciated! So let me know what you think!

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great fab man..

thats all i gotta say bout that
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battery boxes are rad
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battery boxes are rad
Yea they are!

And for clarification... I didn't actually build the boxes for the batteries, I bought those.
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beefy. i like it man. looks good.

also looks like a busy weekend!
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Maybe this is a stupid question..but why 2 batterys?
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Maybe this is a stupid question..but why 2 batterys?
In case one dies or my alternator dies I won't be left stranded in the middle of the desert.

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In the case I need to winch at night I can use both batteries at once. (Yea yea I know.. I still need the winch... lol)
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In case one dies or my alternator dies I won't be left stranded in the middle of the desert.

Or

In the case I need to winch at night I can use both batteries at once. (Yea yea I know.. I still need the winch... lol)
Good idea. Thought maybe you where pushing 4 12s or something
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How much did those battery boxes run you?

Do you have any info on setting up a dual battery system? Are you going to have the secondary battery isolated? I've done a little bit of research about them but not enough to where I feel comfortable putting one on my truck or my samurai.
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How much did those battery boxes run you?

Do you have any info on setting up a dual battery system? Are you going to have the secondary battery isolated? I've done a little bit of research about them but not enough to where I feel comfortable putting one on my truck or my samurai.
I think they were like $60 each.

I don't have much info about a two battery set up because well its pretty simple to begin with the way I am doing it.

I am running a "Perko" switch normally used on boats. I have a four position switch, 1, 2, 1-2, OFF. Simply I can run either battery individually or both together or both off. The switch is rated at some stupid amount of amps. Simply run the (+) of each battery to the switch, run the (-) to the frame, run a (+) cable to the engine compartment and run the (-) in the engine compartment to the frame. Do I make sense or no?
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Day 10 Update is here at last!

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nice progress jason def need that gusset there..BEEF :) , and $60 for those battery boxes is a good deal. ive seen some ****y plastic ones for $40
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