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Old 11-19-2013, 07:19 PM   #281
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Her first weigh in: 10lbs 1.7oz
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #282
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My thoughts exactly.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:36 PM   #283
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Omg that rear axle is jaw dropping!! Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #284
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A must have for every rig!!
I agree 100%
On my dingo he helped outfit/put together.

On my 79' Ford monster truck he got going for me with a motor.

On my wraith he got me upgraded with a better motor.

Hell I even gave my go fast some scale addict love....LOL
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:51 PM   #285
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So... The rebuild begins. I love trying new things!

The stock chassis is completely new. I broke the old one. I put the BGR KOH Cage and Rear Shock tower up in the for sale section. Losing the spare will drop a good amount of weight alone. Fiona won't be quite as 'thick'. I'm shooting for nine pounds or less. Preferably less... I'm going to get rid of the BGR stinger, and possible the sliders too. I can't let the front shock tower go though... unless I go IFS, which I don't think I will.

I've ordered a new hard body to wrap her in. She'll still be a blue oval crawler, but she won't be a Bronco any more. I may even paint her pink and do a 'Crawl 4 Penelope' theme on her. We'll see. I like flat black A LOT, so that may be a stretch.











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Old 12-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #286
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That's beautiful!
Ha! I'm just getting started...
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #287
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iam building a bunch of my infamous DmG's front KILLER BUMPER here soon !
last bumper you will ever own for your Wraith !!

you need to try some of my axle skids out all-so

all our best

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Old 12-05-2013, 10:47 AM   #288
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iam building a bunch of my infamous DmG's front KILLER BUMPER here soon !
last bumper you will ever own for your Wraith !!

you need to try some of my axle skids out all-so

all our best

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Alright, I'll bite... Do you have a picture of that bumper, and are your skids compatible with the GCM housings?
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #289
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I wanna see pics also!!

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Old 12-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #290
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ive done about a dozen of these for various club members to do the testing for
about two years now !!

not one has failed yet - the plastic chassis brakes first !!
"ask HARLEY"

10 parts per bumper - all cold roll 3/16" & 1/4" square steel - 1/4" steel round stinger.
all one peace - stiffens the chassis front end a whole bunch !

never really offered them out to the crawler world yet,
just never could find time to do more than one @ a time !

trying to get around 50 of these done in the next few weeks,
its a slow & boring process building these !
building 50 is my gold - but i still have ways to go yet

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Old 12-07-2013, 12:48 AM   #291
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The body showed up yesterday. It's going to require MUCH more modification than I had hoped, but it is going to look sick once it's done. I'll post pics when I have it 'roughly' assembled. I'm leaning more and more toward a color theme in honor of Penelope and all the support y'all have shown for her. I just wish I had more time to work on it so that I could share it with y'all.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #292
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I still have a lot of work to do on the body, but I'm happy to be making progress a little bit at a time. It's nice to have something to work on. For me, it's therapeutic! So far, I've hacked quite a bit of it off and channeled the hood. The more I examine the body, the more I see that I have to do yet. I would have had a couple of days work on the flaws alone had I left it as it was. It'll be a smooth as a baby's bottom when I'm through with it.


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Old 12-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #293
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I finished cutting up the body. All that's left now is fabrication, some paint prep, and paint. "All that's left." Wait, now that I think about it, I still have to cut the hood for a hinged hood. Meh... that will come later. For now, I'm leaving the hood in tact until I finish the fab work on the grill and bumper. All in due time.

Clearly, I have my work cut out for me.





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Old 12-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #294
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Please tell me you didn't butcher a candyapple stang

These parts will cause the plastic to break were if it was all plastic it wouldn't



Mines not near as curvaceous but gets the job done

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Old 12-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #295
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Please tell me you didn't butcher a candyapple stang

looks like he did to me. lol

Looks good bro. But u coulda at lest done something bad ass like a challenger or charger..
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #296
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I noticed the camera was scarred of the ass end but did focus on the rear in this one so I gave it some fill light.

Looks awesome though the plate is scsemi scary looking might to thin for the weld process
Or maybe because its a vertical weld the flat plate looks awesome all around it looks awesome



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Old 12-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #297
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Please tell me you didn't butcher a candyapple stang.
Alright, I won't tell you I butchered a candy-apple stang.

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These parts will cause the plastic to break were if it was all plastic it wouldn't.
You're right. However, I plan to reinforce them. Keep watching.

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Looks good bro.
Thanks.

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But u coulda at lest done something bad ass like a challenger or charger..
It's one thing to 'model' jump. It's another thing to 'make & model' jump... She's always been and will always be a blue oval thoroughbred.

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Looks awesome though the plate is scsemi scary looking might to thin for the weld process. Or maybe because its a vertical weld the flat plate looks awesome all around it looks awesome.
It's done right. It's welded at the top. The bottom two bars are actually connected with bolts. It gives it a much cleaner look. Thanks for the comments Evan. Our prayers are with your little princess. I hope she is well.




Next on the list will be to create door panels. I am going to put supports behind the door panels like the ribs you would see in an airplane wing. It won't be terrible complicated, and it won't add much weight (which is the catalyst for this rebuild), but it will be very strong. Finishing the door panels to the rear will give me the area that I will need to fabricate the rear panel, which will tie into the mustang's rear 'grill'. I'm sure there's an actual name for that, I just don't know what it is.

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Old 12-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #298
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I'll for sure be watching.


15 days later Jilly is doing awesome and still has all toes and fingers intack doctor says we may possibly be going home in a week or so.

Vent is removed and running bar minimums in the IV tree

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Old 12-13-2013, 07:41 PM   #299
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That's great!
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