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Offline Twisty

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Re: Stage 5...it begins.
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2010, 06:26:04 PM »
Thanks for the offer.  I have some 3/8, but I need to rebuild my front truss.  If I don't have enough left over I will be in touch!!

Thanks Jason!
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Re: Stage 5...it begins.
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2010, 08:52:17 AM »
nice xj twisty, cause like you said it is not really an mj anymore  ;D

lokks good

are you going to try and reinstall the bed sides? atleast it would still be "sort of" an mj
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Re: Stage 5...it begins.
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2010, 02:52:42 PM »
i like the time line of pictures.   ;D
for now its just a piece of sheet metal with a motor, but i know what you can do, and i cant wait to see it when its done!
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Re: Stage 5...it begins.
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2010, 11:01:56 AM »
this thread has been inspiration also for this build


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost.php?p=10918406&postcount=8
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Offline mika401

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Re: Stage 5...it begins.
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2010, 11:22:56 AM »
I'm not a suspension expert but the vertical separation at both ends of the rear suspension look awfully close.

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Re: Stage 5...it begins.
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2010, 11:29:31 AM »
My truss is higher than his.  I will have plenty of separation.  8)
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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2010, 10:23:34 AM »
Great fab day!!  Thanks to Ian, Tony, and John for all their help!!


First the wiring was removed.



Then the truss was built and mostly finished.








Then we did some cutting, and boatside mockups.  This is where they will go, but they will be frenched into the body about 1".








That's all for this week!!
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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2010, 11:04:34 AM »
 :saw:  MOAR
Dad always said "If it has boobs or spark plugs it will be fun AND will cause you problems."

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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2010, 12:51:04 PM »
You bet!!  Still have to finish chopping the frame.

Next week I'm going to finalize the placement of the boatsides, and get some supports tacked in. 8) 8)
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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2010, 01:03:22 PM »
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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2010, 04:59:06 PM »
I still think the boat sides should be flush with the inner portion of the A-pillar and not just an inch in.
Just will look a lot cleaner and will add more structural rigidity to the other parts once they are tied in as we discussed.
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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2010, 07:19:18 PM »
tim, your mj is gone.  no one will recognize it when its done.  you planning on being ready for the plunge?

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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2010, 09:21:48 PM »
I still think the boat sides should be flush with the inner portion of the A-pillar and not just an inch in.
Just will look a lot cleaner and will add more structural rigidity to the other parts once they are tied in as we discussed.

I'm going to reevaluate the width.  I don't want it to be a barge on wheels...but I don't want to rub shoulders with trees.


tim, your mj is gone.  no one will recognize it when its done.  you planning on being ready for the plunge?

No, I do not think it will be done.  A roller, possibly.  But wheelable, no. :(
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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2010, 09:51:12 PM »
thats why you put in door bars, if your door bars got out 3/4" to compensate for that difference, it's not really a huge amount.  we'll toss a seat in next week and feel it out.. or two weeks when ever.
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Re: Thriller MJ
« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2010, 02:44:35 PM »
Frenched into the body - lol
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