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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

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

  1. Jan 24, 2020
    ITLKSEZ

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    I needed a break from scraping crud off the hippo engine, so I started to work on the floor.

    It needs to be made in two sections so it can come out without removing the cage. I started with the rear section by cutting a bunch of 1” strips out of 1/8” material. I’m making the floor framework out of this, then filling the inside with 18g.

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    I made these stiffener ribs out of 18g

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    I’ll drill and tap the floor to bolt this down to.

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    The front section is gonna be a pain in the butt.

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    Cardboard is your friend...
     
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    trust me . he's a firm believer in CAD :D
     
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    Jw60

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    If he scans each cardboard template, it is computer aided design.
     
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    That part looks so good..
     
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    cadwelder

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    Why the "pie slice" in the middle? Just curious.
     
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    I get almost all my steel from the scrap yard. The 18g came in 12” x 96” strips. The two side pieces are 12” wide by around 16” long, and I just filled in the middle. (y)
     
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    Plus it looks cool...
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    ...for now. It’ll all get blended together. :ninja:
     
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    Do you have a bending brake or did you bend those panels with a jig in a HF press?
     
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    :bow:I wish you would finish this so I can quit feeling inadequate
     
  13. Jan 25, 2020
    cadwelder

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    Good enough reason. (y) I was afraid you were pulling off some super-neat trick and I was missing it. :sleep:
     
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    I have to admit, fitting this together in one piece would have been a lot harder, so the added amount of welding is a bit of a wash in terms of time and frustration. I might’ve done it like this even if I had the correct material. This section will be hidden under the seats and console, so it doesn’t need to be perfect.
     
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    Oh, yes it does... :madwife:
     
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    I know. :cry:
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Let the hate mail commence...

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    I can't believe you got that spliced in triangle so flat an smooth. You are an artist for sure. :bow:
     
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    That was actually the easy part. Mating the 18g to 1/8” around the perimeter was a mess. It took a lot more heat to penetrate the 1/8 than the 18g preferred.
     
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    It's just knowing it's there... :beer::watch:
     

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