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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2004, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Would there be any intersest in a DIY bucket, you would get 2 large pc. of steel cut and scored ready to fold up into place and weld to the arms you already run... cost would be around $110-120
some thing like this + the rear section and the short arm tab
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That is an option Rat---
Only thing is, I would think that if someone has the welding capability, then they also would have the tools to groove their own metal, and not have to pay shipping on your great product.
I think that it is a better deal completed then shipped.
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I can agee to a an extent It would be more a time vs. money thing. I have built 2 from scratch all individual pc. it is more then a days worth of work..without knowing the exact angles.. Just figured this may be another option ..
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I think it is a great idea. It cuts most of the time and most of the cost out of the project. You might not sell as many as the completed version, but I would at least offer it. Nothing to lose. I have the skills and equipment to make my own, but my "day" of fabbing all of those angles is worth more than $150 right now. I am therefore to the point forking out the money for a completed one. That is tough for me to say/do because I have never bought anything for my Zuk that I could make.

Rockrat: If you end up selling one of your "kits", put me down. I would rather have the kit and save a little cash. I would be willing to be a test case for you and see how it goes.
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Re: testing the waters

I'm interested. Would the kit include the plate that ties into the three bolts in the rear of the transfer case?

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Looks like I am wrong, Maybe that is why I invent but don't sell. Not enough foresight. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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[quoteI'm interested. Would the kit include the plate that ties into the three bolts in the rear of the transfer case?

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Yes it would have the main bucket cut and scorn, the rear section that ties into the 3 main bolts welds to arm and bucket and also a tab that welds to the main bucket and ties in the 4 holes for the short arm. all that would have to be done is the pc. bent up so the corners all match and weld it together and then to your exsiting arms. There may be slight grinding required on the side of the bucket that attaches to the long arm depending on weather you used stock or an aftermarket..
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Rockrat:

Count me in if you decied to do it. [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]

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Re: testing the waters

i for one would be extreamly interested in one!

i just do not have the time to build stuff completely from scratch anymore and i am a certified welder so welding is not a problem. i do not invest much $$ into samurais because for me they are just a budget trail toy.

i think this is a great option, or at least it is for me. i would think other folks in the suzuki crowd would also be all for it too. lots of us like to make stuff ourselves but just don't have the time because of work/family/what ever and would gladly go for this option.

i have always been interested in the RRO DIY front and rear bumpers because the price is right and most of the time consuming work is done such as light holes are cut etc. what i do not like is they come with out any mounting brackets or anything which would take me some time to make.
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