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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2008, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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So here goes the rebuild...

I have been at it with Joe for a few weeks now, slow going because we keep going to junkyards for parts. Now that we have everything for three rebuilds, torches (new), welder gased up, and grinder has many wheels, sawzalls stocked with blades and the chop saw is set up, vise is bolted down and the aircompressor is set up, cart to pull things around on....Its go time.

Today we went to a salvage metal yard that sells used stuff as well. SCORE of the century. Some off road company dropped off there scrap, here is what we got from the pile. Pre made exo cage for the sammi in DOM tubing (cannot believe it still) for 30cents a pound! It cost me, and this is no lie, 30 dollars for front and rear bumpers, front and rear stingers, all four corners protected and flat plate and bracing. ALL DOM. We ended up picking out a total of 400 pounds at 30 cents a pound. I took pictures, but it will be much clearer once i mount things.

So my first project is re doing Heidi's sammi. Ever since i put toy axles in my rig and stopped wheeling, ive wanted to do the same to Heidi's rig, and put a auto in it to mate up to the 16 valve in place. I wanted coils in all four corners, but Joe wanted to do shackle reverse for the front, ease of install and driving it on the road should prove better. We shall see, so im coiling the rear and re locating the gas tank where the rear seat is. Tool box, onboard air and a cooler are slated to share the back area with the fuel cell. Electric locker in the front and spool for the rear, have not decided on 35's or 33's yet but have two sets of rims, and thinking of the pro comp extreme MT's, but i love the 33 mtr's. Here in colorado, not shure what works better, and what will work in Moab the best. Have a few weeks before i decide.
Home brew knuckle over steering, ghetto fab land rover radius arms, toy or jeep springs depending on how they sit after all is said and done. Should be fun. Next up, my 96 geo, coils all around and 33's.

I will try to post pictures of progress, answer any questions and laugh at anyone who takes my fabrication seriouslly. Here is the pre shots, and front axle coming out.
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Here is the front going in with 12 inch frame extension. Heating and welding the ghettophabulous high steer not shown with massive gusseting...
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Here is Joe cutting the spring out of the passenger rear, I didnt want to be that close to the fuel lines, so i let him do it...so i could get the picture. No rear bumper now.

Here is how the shakle reverse looks after i cannabilized some Calmini shakles that someone either gave me or i won a long long time ago and never used, I torched the gusset out of the middle and cleaned them up.

Gusseted steering arm, looks better in real life trust me.
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Some of the DOM i purchased for next to nothing, and the front end sitting on tires not bolted on, cause safety is first lugnuts are second when its a five bolt pattern on a six lug axle. Weight on the springs, thats how she sits. and the electric locker waiting patiently to go to its new home in the front axle. More to come later.
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Super score on the DOM stuff, bro! Post up a pic of the exo.

Was just turned on to a place near me. Get this, its called, you ready?

METAL SUPERMARKET! Its a METAL fawking SUPERMARKET! Apparently is a chain, and it even has shopping "carts". Everting from DOM to bright alumi DP to t6061 2" billet rod. You could knock me over with a feather.

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The place i went to was kind of a supermarket too, just not the chain. They had DOM and alumi new in 20 foot sticks but why pay 7$ a foot when im getting stuff pre bent at 30 cents a pound? I will post pics of the exo when it goes on, still have to tie in the rear. Thats cool that you get a metal supermarket in BFE, priorities....
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Ummm, BFE?

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Must be a west coast statement?? Bum Fuggin Egypt
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Bum Fuggin Egypt
Hey, I don't live all that far from there, actually a little east of it.

Really, it's in smAlbany. You know, the place where Governor's can afford $4000/hr hookers? Its an "up" and "coming" place

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