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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ITLKSEZ, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Jan 30, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Coping tubing is usually a practice of patience. Cut it long, sneak up on it, check it, sneak up on it some more, check again, sneak up on it some more, repeat 100 times, then BAM! Went too far. :lol:

    I did this one a little differently. Not sure if it's a common way, but it worked for me. I took a piece of scrap, held it in place, and I used a compass to scribe around it like I would for a wood project.

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    I did this to both ends of the scrap, coped them, and marked them DS and PS. I then cut my bent tube to a length I guesstimated would be close, and rolled the DS cope around the PS of the tube marking along the way, them swapped sides and repeated. By using the opposite pieces to mark with, this made a mirror image transfer onto the correct side of the tube.

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    I had to repeat it a few times because I cut the length of my piece a bit conservatively; I didn't want to do this one over again. But overall it went pretty smoothly.

    Here it's propped in place, spaced 3/4" away from the inside face of the grill.

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    Bowbender

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    62CheepJeep

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    Very impressive!!! :bow::bow::bow:
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    Do you have a tubing notcher...
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    I do, but I used it once and didn't like it. It took longer to set up than to just cut it with an angle grinder.

    I have 4 (or 5, depending what I'm doing) grinders on a 5-way plug. Cutoff wheel, grinding wheel, knotted wire cup, and two with flap wheels, 80 & 120 grit. Rough it out with the cutoff wheel, go to the line with the grinder, then clean it up with the 80 grit. Takes about 2 minutes.
     
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    fhoehle

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    Don’t forget to add a 7 1/2” grinder to your mix for when things are extra extra ugly. Lol. Years ago I bought a nice Milwaukee when I was rebuilding a rotted out rollback bed for a customer. It’s heavy but still going strong. I wrote on it it’s name....the Animal Grinder.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Yeah, I didn't mention them. I have a 9" buffer and a 7" grinder for the big stuff. :D
    I also use the angle die grinder with sanding discs and the die grinder with carbide burrs for finish/detail work. You can never have enough tools.
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    True that...
     
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    Focker

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    Looking good! (y)
     
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    I do copes with the chop saw there is a calculator for the angles online.
     
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    are you going to put in the grill support rods?
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Like on a 5? The old flatties didn't have them.
     
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    oh. well, the more you know....carry on.
     
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    73 cj5

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    fwiw there was a support rod but it went to the radiator and back to the cowl. you might see the hole for it in the picture above. If you can't bolt down your radiator it'll hold it in place nicely.
     
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    47v6

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    I did a rad support in mine that works the same way as the original, just not original at all..
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    "What did you work on in the shop last night?"

    "I sat on a stool, stared at the jeep for three hours and wanted to cry."

    -real conversation, 1-31-19

    Sometimes I get such a feeling of overwhelm-ment that is debilitating when I think about my next step and what still needs to be covered. Some of the things I want to accomplish in this build are on the edge of what I know how to do, and more vitally, have the patience for.

    On a bright note, my fan won't interfere with my axle on full stuff.
    1/4" clearance!!
    :bananatool:


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    TIm E

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    I can definitely relate as I have spent hours cogitating on all the options and what my next move should be.

    Not always a bad thing though, I have often "built" something 100 different ways in my mind before actually starting on it. Less re-work/scrap that way (y)
     
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    cadwelder

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    Wait a minute--I thought you said this was your wife's Jeep...:confused:
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Right. It's my fan and my axle in my wife's jeep. :rofl:
     
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    73 cj5

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    Whose name is on the title? Enquiring minds want to know :D:ninja:
     

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