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Postby eddie platt » Mon May 24, 2010 10:39 am

well it seems a little quite around here again. so maybe we can get things moving a little bit.

ok, heres some more tech for you guys. a few of you saw it last weekend so ill post up some more of it now that im pretty close to getting it finished up.

its all 1-3/4" .120 dom. bent by me with a home made bender on loan from a friend and all the notches done with the cheap harbor freight notcher and cleaned up with the grinder. i didnt use a bend program. just measured a million times and double checked everything. i think i got lucky.


i started with the b hoop then moved to the back from there.
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Postby eddie platt » Mon May 24, 2010 10:42 am

then made a few kicker bends in these to move them out as far as possible. a big goal for me was to not loose too much interior space. which is the reason why i went through the dash on the a pillars.
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Postby eddie platt » Mon May 24, 2010 10:44 am

add a few cross supports.
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Postby eddie platt » Mon May 24, 2010 10:47 am

on to the front. the a pillars came out awesome. way better than i had expected.
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Postby eddie platt » Mon May 24, 2010 10:48 am

add in a windshield bar and a few supports.
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Postby eddie platt » Mon May 24, 2010 10:50 am

other than a few small gussets thats about it. i may add a seat bar in behind the front seats later down the road.
and i still have to make the frame tie ins for the base plates and bolt them together.

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Postby broncomarc » Mon May 24, 2010 2:00 pm

Looking good!

I want to know how you welded it without setting the interior on fire! :biggrin:
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Postby eddie platt » Mon May 24, 2010 2:44 pm

who said i didnt catch it on fire???? :biggrin:

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Postby dbach » Mon May 24, 2010 7:31 pm

awsume job ! how long did it take ?

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Postby eddie platt » Thu May 27, 2010 8:07 am

didnt take too long. about 2 weekends for the actual bending and cutting. im still trying to get it all welded together. then i have to start on the frame tie ins.

its hard finding time to work on it lately.

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Postby Jerry Blair » Fri May 28, 2010 10:10 am

VERY nice job, Eddie!

Your fab skills just keep getting better and better!

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