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Just a small project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Ghetto Fab., Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Oct 27, 2008
    jayhawkclint

    jayhawkclint ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Oklahoma City, USA
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    Brilliant work, as usual.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2008
    Jokenring

    Jokenring Member

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    Any progress in Ghetto Fab. HQ?
     
  3. Mar 31, 2009
    karlvin08

    karlvin08 I R SMRT

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    I am finally getting caught back up on all of my reading since got back from Afghanistan, and all I can say is WOW this thing has come a long way since i left over a year ago. Any new progress? I am drooling already in anticipation of new photos.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2009
    Ghetto Fab.

    Ghetto Fab. Member

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    Sorry its been so long since I've updated this. I'm still alive and doing well! Hopefully everyone else is also.R)

    I have to say I don't feel like I've done much to the jeep in quite a while. Most of it is just little odds and ends that need to get done, but nothing that makes for a big update. I've spent the past 4-5 months working on my toyota to get it ready for a cross country trip, in addition to that I'm lacking funding for this project so that makes it hard to accumulate new parts.

    The good news is that I'm engaged now!:) I'd like to get this done before the wedding next spring, but we'll see how that goes.

    On to the updates:

    I finnally started working on the fuel cell. Its all aluminum. My TIG welding sucks, but it does hold water. Still haven't finished it yet.
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    Also did some work to the floor on the pass side. As well as the firewall and roof.
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    Got the front bumper finished.
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    I just recently started working on the fuel lines. With these in place I can get the drivers side floor area done.
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    I still have a ton of stuff to do. Finish front axle brake lines, exhaust, finish the fuel cell, finish all of the interior and exterior body work, wiring, e-brake, rear driveline, etc.....

    Enjoy,
    Kevo
     
  5. Jul 4, 2009
    brandon533b

    brandon533b Member since 2007

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    congrates on the engagement!
    keep going dude its looking great.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2009
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    awesome work ...congrats on the engagement...is she Jeep tolerant? R)
    Jim S.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2009
    Ghetto Fab.

    Ghetto Fab. Member

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    Yes, she is very jeep tolerant! I wouldn't have asked if she wasn't.

    She calls my jeep the "mistress" as it seems to be the other woman in my life.R)

    She has actually been out wheeling with me and enjoys it. She really likes to get out and go hiking and camping so she fits right in. She just doesn't like the bathroom situation out there in the middle of nowhere.

    Kevo
     
  8. Jul 4, 2009
    drexotic

    drexotic Happy now?!?!?

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    Lookin' good Kevo!!!
     
  9. Aug 1, 2009
    Ghetto Fab.

    Ghetto Fab. Member

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    Works picked up a bit so I haven't had much time for this, but I did have a "Pack" meeting at our house the other night so I got it as together as I could. Decided to take it for a spin outside today.
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    I did finally finish the front floor area and firewall.
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    I'm doing the dusy-ershim trail this next week-weekend and hopefully after that I'll have a bit of time and motivation to keep going on the body work. I really need to get that heavy duty ouput and t-case e-brake now as its holding me up.

    Enjoy!
    Kevo
     
  10. Aug 2, 2009
    IMOWOOD

    IMOWOOD New Member

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    Looks great. . .. . thats gonna be a nice rig
     
  11. Aug 19, 2009
    Ghetto Fab.

    Ghetto Fab. Member

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    I've been abusing my work privilages to learn solidworks the past few months. Its handy for what I do at work as well as working on the jeep.

    I came up with this nifty shifter idea to relocate the pass drop t-case shifters over to the drivers side. I've had twin sticks in the jeep for a while now but never really used them since they were so far away. This should locate the shift knobs to just left of my knee.
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    I've made a little more sheet metal progress. The rear tailgate panel is on with the brake lights installed and I've cut out the drivers side panel also. No pics yet though.

    Enjoy,
    Kevo
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009
    sammy

    sammy Coca-Cola?

    Albuquerque, NM
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    Solid works is intense
     
  13. Aug 29, 2009
    alex211

    alex211 Member

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    Any updates?
     
  14. Sep 4, 2009
    kf_chris

    kf_chris Weary traveler!

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    Really nice a fab work on this. Looks like a super beefy detail oriented rig. Props to you man!
     
  15. Sep 4, 2009
    Hawkes

    Hawkes Member

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    That looks easier than what I did, I bent my D300 twin sticks to come out on the drivers side. It took many tries to get it right, I had just enough room to go between the SM465 and the floor.
     
  16. Sep 27, 2009
    Ghetto Fab.

    Ghetto Fab. Member

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    The woman left town for the weekend so I'm actually making some progress.

    Got the rear cargo area sheetmetal done.
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    Still lots to do, but its taking shape. I need to go and see if poly has any more 1/4" hole trick tabs and weld on resy mounts. I also need to order more fasteners at this point.

    Enjoy!
    Kevo
     
  17. Sep 28, 2009
    sammy

    sammy Coca-Cola?

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    You must poop awesomeness.... Wanna re do my buggys skid plates? c'mon c'mon you know you want to! :D
     
  18. Nov 26, 2009
    Psychojeeper

    Psychojeeper Aint 'sposed to be pretty

    Las Cruces, New...
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    I Need a fixxx, any updates???

    Just re-read this entire thread and compared to your fab skills,, man, Im just left in the dust.Amaturevill resident here.
    But, it gives me the drive to keep on and improve, not to mention get more creative.
    Thanks for sharing this awsome project.

    I showed this to the wife and mentioned doing somthing similar,,,,,, she was very impressed with your work,,, not impressed AT ALL with my idea of starting a newer & bigger project.
     
  19. Nov 30, 2009
    drexotic

    drexotic Happy now?!?!?

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    Kevo . . . I love it when your thread pops up !

    Hope all is well . . . Happy Holidays
     
  20. Nov 30, 2009
    Mike S

    Mike S Sponsor

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    What are the seats you are using??

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    Thanks.
     

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