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Are you planning on putting a windshield in it?

No, wearing goggles/helmet or a full face motorcycle type helmet.

I may try to get it plated as a buggy for the road and which I will make a plexi windshield that is easily removiable
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Plus they look cool! lol

that too lol
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The laces in the roof should go from the centerline of the b-hoop to the center of the windshield bar and one to each corner where the windshield bar meets the a-pillar.

Yes you should keep the a-frame tubes in the windshield as well.

No dead tubes, please.
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for the water thing just go get some rubber plugs that will fit tight and use them. once it freezes it will push those plugs out if you use the right amount of water. and it should work. i have heard of it being done before and you wont really be losing anything if it doesnt work right?
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The laces in the roof should go from the centerline of the b-hoop to the center of the windshield bar and one to each corner where the windshield bar meets the a-pillar.

Yes you should keep the a-frame tubes in the windshield as well.

No dead tubes, please.
dead tubes? im learning here. lol
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I think he's referring to those short open ended tubes on the A pillar in that previous pic
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oh well if that is the case its no where near done. everything is tach welded and could change at any given time. lol
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A dead tube is where a tube meets another tube and is not backed by any other tube.

If you look in his paint drawing the a-frame on the windshield are both dead tubes, there are no other tubes supporting where they meet the dash/windshield bar.
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dead tubes? im learning here. lol

Told you lol...Fun fun
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A dead tube is where a tube meets another tube and is not backed by any other tube.

If you look in his paint drawing the a-frame on the windshield are both dead tubes, there are no other tubes supporting where they meet the dash/windshield bar.

Yes there will be tubes going down to the bottom frame for the windshield support

Its hard not to have a dead tube here and there, but I have a decent idea of how to do most of it without any.
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for the water thing just go get some rubber plugs that will fit tight and use them. once it freezes it will push those plugs out if you use the right amount of water. and it should work. i have heard of it being done before and you wont really be losing anything if it doesnt work right?

I have nothing to lose, I will try it.

Thanks
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This is about what my windshield/roof and doors will look like.
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Update:
Windshield Pillars are tacked in.
Part of the roof is done (PITA I tell ya)
Diff is tacked on
Part of a Trailing Arm is done.

Maybe when I go to zachs to help unload tube I will take some pics and maybe even work on it.
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Here are some pics

Trailing arm mock up


One side done




carrier tacked on


The diff is not crooked, I just was at an angle when I took it....I need to get better picture skills










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wow that looks familiar!
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wow that looks familiar!

Im just glad the roof went on better this time. what a PITA that was.
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Luck or skill? LOL
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Luck or skill? LOL
Finding out the close angle (luck)

Coming up with the idea (skill)

60/40 skill/luck - Unless you where a good BSer lol
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Looking good guys. Do you think you will have it done by the dunes trip?
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Chad that would be awesome but with only 4-5 weeks left and the front suspension to figure out I cant see it happening.
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Looking good guys. Do you think you will have it done by the dunes trip?
Thats a big no lol. Not only do we not have much time, and have a lot of things to attempt to do. Its also a money pit, and I am trying to save for a house too.
I also will have to have custom axles made which who knows how long that will take.

I am hoping August.
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Thats a big no lol. Not only do we not have much time, and have a lot of things to attempt to do. Its also a money pit, and I am trying to save for a house too.
I also will have to have custom axles made which who knows how long that will take.

I am hoping August.
Why don't you try to find a set of long aftermarket axles and design your set-up from there?(front) That way in case of breakage, you won't have to worry about ordering another one-off set.
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Why don't you try to find a set of long aftermarket axles and design your set-up from there?(front) That way in case of breakage, you won't have to worry about ordering another one-off set.
That would have been the smart way lol. But these axles are made for 300+ HP cars, If I break one then I must have wrecked or something.

If they company I have making mine goes under, there is plenty of other companys out there that make them.
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startn to look like somthn now. nice work
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90% done with the trailing arms. Some little braces and shocks mounts to install. Pretty light and I think beefy.

Did some rough measuring for travel. I don't have exact numbers, but I think 20 inches is going to be able to be met. If not more.

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