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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

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

  1. Nov 2, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    I cut up some old U-bolts to make some stiffeners/safety chain hooks/rock catchers.

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    Priming day

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  2. Nov 6, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    Decisions were made on a frame color. I decided to go med/dark gray (Rustoleum Massey Ferguson implement gray with hardener) on the frame, frame brackets and steering box. I’ll go with a lighter gray for the cage.

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  3. Nov 6, 2019
    neohic

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    I typically dread that part of a project. That’s usually when I find a weld I missed or an ugly grinding facet. On the other hand, paint also means that assembly comes next. Looks great!
     
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  4. Nov 6, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Me too. It’s the main reason I’m using a paint that is easy to touch up. I’ve already found a few uglies.
     
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  5. Nov 6, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    I had a sub frame that I made on my tent trailer dip galvanized. Worked very well...

    But did add some weight to the frame...
     
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  6. Nov 6, 2019
    txtoller

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    Check out Rapco Parts Company

    I used his paint on my trailer, he has a hardener that will make it shine.
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  7. Nov 6, 2019
    jeepstar

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    the trailer or fenders?
     
  8. Nov 6, 2019
    txtoller

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    Trailer. He only has the Strata blue, which was not dark enough.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Flipped the frame this morning to do the other side, plus some other small parts and the gas tank.

    Even with the hardener, this will still take forever to cure. I have some fall house projects I need to catch up on, so I’ve got time to just let it sit.

    So glad this part is behind me.

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  10. Nov 7, 2019
    Fly Navy

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    I see you use the same cherry-picker keeper-upper device that I do(y)
     
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  11. Nov 9, 2019
    fhoehle

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    That trailer is beautiful
     
  12. Nov 9, 2019
    fhoehle

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    I like repurposing ubolts. I stop by the spring shop near me from time to time and grab a few cutoffs from heavy trucks. I like using the Mack Camelback style ones for pull rope attachments.
     
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    fhoehle

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    I put it through the front of the tube and I drill a 1 inch hole for each leg in the back of the tube, weld front, plug weld rear and Voila, I start speaking French, or something.
     
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  14. Nov 11, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Sometimes you just need to walk away.

    I’m taking my time, doing this frame assembly with as much patience as I can muster. I installed the brake lines with little insulated P clips that are drilled and tapped into the frame.

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    I had a few zip ties holding the lines together while they were off the frame. I was (wrongly) using a wire crimper to cut the zip ties off, when I cut through one of the long lines. :banghead: :steamed: :mad:

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  15. Nov 11, 2019
    Snoops

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    Doh!!!, deep breaths, deep breaths
     
  16. Nov 11, 2019
    mortten

    mortten I can’t put my finger on it

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    I hate brain farts like that.
     
  17. Nov 11, 2019
    homersdog

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    Nice looking work though, except for the cut.
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    Might as well go all the way...

    JB Weld... :D
     
  19. Nov 12, 2019
    Fly Navy

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    Photographic evidence that it can happen to the best of us! Feeling a whole lot better about myself now.:D
     
  20. Nov 12, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    If it wasn’t right on the corner, I’d consider adding two flares and a union.

    Trying to look at the bright side - I was going to have to buy another roll of this tubing just to finish the little sections on the rear axle; at least now the purchase is more justified.

    For anyone who’s never worked with nicopp tubing before, use caution. This stuff is soft!
     
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