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CODYBOY 07-18-2019 11:27 AM

Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Ok, I guess it's time to start my build thread so just a couple posts to get you caught up!

The start of my weighted offset axles. "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1551.jpg

Still in pieces, can't do to much more until I get my kit. I can machine some offset unis. "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1553.jpg

This is as clean as my shop usually gets, and the last time you will see this clean for a while! "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_1557.jpg

And the closest thing you will see to a unboxing from me. (they are not one of my favorites!
https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_1558.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1559.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1560.jpg

No step by step either, I will show a few pics and answer questions, besides you all already know what they look like put together!!!"thumbsup"

Let the building begin!!! "thumbsup"
Ernie


More later. ;-)
Ernie

CODYBOY 07-18-2019 11:36 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Just a little caveat when building your shocks. When your bleeding them make sure you lube the o-ring at the top of the shock body, it is really easy to have it pinch out when tightening the shock cap. When I get the cap turned down to the o-ring I twist the cap a little both ways to be sure the ring is captured into the cap. It would be really easy to tear the rubber and ruin it. "thumbsup"


On to the axles, I had these Yeah Racing chubs in my stock and so I thought I would try them. Went on and tightened up very nice on the stock (hard) axle. They are just a little tighter than the SSD chubs and I don't think they will come loose.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_1569.jpg


I also clearance the unis for a few more degrees of steering.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_1571.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1572.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1573.jpg

And the rear is done too.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...5-IMG_1574.jpg

A little update on fitting the body and Cage build. ;-)

Did a little trimming to get it down a little lower.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_1585.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_1586.jpg


Ok all caught up to where I am today.


All for now guys, maybe more later today. ;-)"thumbsup"

Ernie

JSterrett 07-18-2019 11:52 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Those brass C's work with the stock knuckles?

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CODYBOY 07-18-2019 12:40 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JSterrett (Post 5950964)
Those brass C's work with the stock knuckles?

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Those are the Yeah racing chubs and they tightened right up on the stock axle and a perfect fit on the knuckles."thumbsup"
Ernie

soze 07-18-2019 05:20 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
That body looks rad on there!

durok 07-18-2019 07:40 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
I like the lowered look, and the cutdown fenders!

And, as per usual - axle wizardry from Cody the Grey... (j/k!)

CODYBOY 07-18-2019 08:26 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by soze (Post 5951034)
That body looks rad on there!


Thank you young man! But, that is the last time you will see it in the shinny Rootbeer brown!

Quote:

Originally Posted by durok (Post 5951069)
I like the lowered look, and the cutdown fenders!

And, as per usual - axle wizardry from Cody the Grey... (j/k!)


That is the look I'm trying for! Trying to keep the COG down as much as I can. The cage won't help, but I didn't want to do a plastic one. "thumbsup"
I want to run it a little before I ad the new weighted axle, which it's self is still a work in progress. Pretty sure I have it all figured out, just a matter of taking it from my head to the work bench!


Ok, now to what I worked on today. The paint on the front fenders of the 46 were chipping really bad so decided to make lemon aid out of the situation. I like doing a rusty patina paint job so this is the look I'm working towards now. I took a red graining cloth and denatured alcohol and started scuffing the outside of the body.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_1624.jpg

At the same time I wanted to paint the cage for the old girl. This is a process that I've been using for several years to paint my metal work. I didn't come up with the idea of heat treating my paint but one of the few using my BBQ I bet. Because of health issues Marcia and I don't eat meat of any kind so this is the only use the BBQ gets!!!! BY the way I use engine paint that is rated for at least 500 degees of heat. 40 minutes at 450, and then I start turning down the heat and cooling it for another 15 minutes. I think it is almost as tuff as powder coating!"thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_1626.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1627.jpg

Going to let the body rust for a day, rework the surface a little and then seal it.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1629.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...5-IMG_1630.jpg

All for today guys, thanks for input and looking! "thumbsup"
Ernie

durok 07-18-2019 09:03 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Oooh... that cage looks ready for retail!

Looking forward to what the body ends up like.

dezfan 07-18-2019 11:07 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Rusty sexiness!🤩

Keep up the awesome work!👍🏼

calcagno45 07-19-2019 07:05 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Did you find that body sitting out in a field somewhere?? Nice job on that rust bucket so far!

B-MOW71 07-19-2019 07:24 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Nice looking cage work!"thumbsup" Thanks for sharing the BBQ grill tip. That is a great idea that I might have to try. Just so happens I have an old grill that has been waiting to go to the scrapyard. Time to get it fired back up!

Build is looking great so far! Can't wait to see how the rusty body turns out!:)

CODYBOY 07-19-2019 10:48 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by calcagno45 (Post 5951127)
Did you find that body sitting out in a field somewhere?? Nice job on that rust bucket so far!


I found it at a ranch in the Arizona high country!"thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by durok (Post 5951082)
Oooh... that cage looks ready for retail!

Looking forward to what the body ends up like.


Thanks, like I said earlier, "cage building is one of my favorite challenges in a new build"!

Quote:

Originally Posted by dezfan (Post 5951101)
Rusty sexiness!🤩






Keep up the awesome work!👍🏼

It is getting there. ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by B-MOW71 (Post 5951130)
Nice looking cage work!"thumbsup" Thanks for sharing the BBQ grill tip. That is a great idea that I might have to try. Just so happens I have an old grill that has been waiting to go to the scrapyard. Time to get it fired back up!

Build is looking great so far! Can't wait to see how the rusty body turns out!:)

It works really nice, mine has a thermometer built into it so it makes temp monitoring a snap. "thumbsup"

Ernie

HumboldtEF 07-19-2019 11:01 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Yeah that new shiny paint looks great :mrgreen:

I take it that was the real rust paint you used?

I really like the rear cage you made too and I was happy to see you cut down the rear fenders to match the fronts. Oh and way to re-purpose that barbecue!

This is gonna be good "thumbsup"

soze 07-19-2019 11:13 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Everything is turning out real nice.

CODYBOY 07-19-2019 02:59 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HumboldtEF (Post 5951176)
Yeah that new shiny paint looks great :mrgreen:

I take it that was the real rust paint you used?

I really like the rear cage you made too and I was happy to see you cut down the rear fenders to match the fronts. Oh and way to re-purpose that barbecue!

This is gonna be good "thumbsup"

"thumbsup" I applied stage one of the rusting agent, sprayed 4 different colors intermittently all over the body, sanded that to get the weathering effect. I then sprayed a candy gold under a brown rust color and started working the body with wet sand 400 and 1200 grit. This step is done very slowly, sand and look, sand and look! I'm trying to get down to the rusting agent, but not going past it! Next I add more of stage one, let it dry and the spray some of the rusting accelerator on the whole body using a small paint brush to move it around to where I want it. "thumbsup"


Quote:

Originally Posted by soze (Post 5951178)
Everything is turning out real nice.


Thanks soze ;-)
Ernie


So body update from what I started yesterday. So from this.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...5-IMG_1630.jpg

To this today.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_1642.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_1632.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1634.jpg

Some pond shots to show the patina in the sun.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...5-IMG_1635.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...6-IMG_1636.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...7-IMG_1637.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...8-IMG_1638.jpg

I removed the front stock bumper mount and cut 1/4" from the frame and this allowed me to push the bumper back for better approach. I moved the front mount to the rear for better ascent.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...9-IMG_1639.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...0-IMG_1641.jpg

You can see how the candy gold really adds patina to the brown!
I think this body with a little love really compliments the endure builders chassis.


Thanks for looking, next I need to figure out how I want to hinge the body in the rear.

Ernie

JSterrett 07-19-2019 03:36 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Very nice

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remedy00311 07-19-2019 03:53 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Love the rust! Did you do light sanding to the body after the rust and coat it with a matte finish?

punkindrublik 07-19-2019 04:02 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
I believe I've said this elsewhere, but...

...badass.

indybama 07-19-2019 04:17 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Lookin good ernie! U always have the coolest lookin rigs

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HumboldtEF 07-19-2019 04:49 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
I love it especially the fogged or rusted headlights (maybe its both)

MaX-D 07-19-2019 05:28 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
SWEET! I LOVE rust!! Those Wheels look good with that body. What are they?

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CODYBOY 07-19-2019 06:23 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MaX-D (Post 5951246)
SWEET! I LOVE rust!! Those Wheels look good with that body. What are they?

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Thank you young man!

Locked Up RC."thumbsup"
1.9" Adversary SLWC Beadlock Wheel

Ernie

AnimalHippie 07-19-2019 08:52 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
You never cease to amaze me brother. Amazing work as always! Now just to bring it to Florida for a test run on the backyard course:lmao:

Topher Builds 07-19-2019 09:30 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Great work Ernie! The time and effort you’ve put into this one really shows. Wheels are killer too.

MaX-D 07-19-2019 09:45 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Should we expect running video soon?

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CODYBOY 07-19-2019 10:05 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JSterrett (Post 5951226)
Very nice

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"thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by punkindrublik (Post 5951233)
I believe I've said this elsewhere, but...

...badass.

Glad your liking it!

Quote:

Originally Posted by indybama (Post 5951236)
Lookin good ernie! U always have the coolest lookin rigs
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Thanks Adam!

Quote:

Originally Posted by HumboldtEF (Post 5951240)
I love it especially the fogged or rusted headlights (maybe its both)

Thanks Casey, Glad you noticed that tiny detail! ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnimalHippie (Post 5951273)
You never cease to amaze me brother. Amazing work as always! Now just to bring it to Florida for a test run on the backyard course:lmao:

"thumbsup" Thank you for the kind words Justin!! You never know? I do know it won't be when your having a heat wave!!!!

Did the new cement work better for your foams?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Topher Builds (Post 5951276)
Great work Ernie! The time and effort you’ve put into this one really shows. Wheels are killer too.

This has been a fun build! I will admit that being retired gives me a big advantage over most of you as far as time spent. (I'm usually in bed by 9:30 or 10:00) So not many late nights for me. ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaX-D (Post 5951279)
Should we expect running video soon?

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I do very little vid, so please Don't hold your breath, stills maybe! "thumbsup"

Ernie

MaX-D 07-19-2019 10:27 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CODYBOY (Post 5951283)
"thumbsup"



Glad your liking it!


Thanks Adam!


Thanks Casey, Glad you noticed that tiny detail! ;-)



"thumbsup" Thank you for the kind words Justin!! You never know? I do know it won't be when your having a heat wave!!!!

Did the new cement work better for your foams?



This has been a fun build! I will admit that being retired gives me a big advantage over most of you as far as time spent. (I'm usually in bed by 9:30 or 10:00) So not many late nights for me. ;-)



I do very little vid, so please Don't hold your breath, stills maybe! "thumbsup"

Ernie

Cool. I'll take what I can get. Thanks for the inspiration. Your truck makes me want to go out and buy brazing equipment

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CODYBOY 07-21-2019 07:51 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MaX-D (Post 5951287)
Cool. I'll take what I can get. Thanks for the inspiration. Your truck makes me want to go out and buy brazing equipment

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I'm glad it is helping inspire you to that next step! Once you get a torch the potential for you to do cool things vastly increases. I use mostly Stainless steel and Safety silv 56 for my solder. I used mine today working on my weighted axle design. "thumbsup"
Ernie

GA Dawg 07-21-2019 08:19 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CODYBOY (Post 5951596)
I'm glad it is helping inspire you to that next step! Once you get a torch the potential for you to do cool things vastly increases. I use mostly Stainless steel and Safety silv 56 for my solder. I used mine today working on my weighted axle design. "thumbsup"
Ernie

As far as a torch goes, what would you recommend to a novice?

MaX-D 07-21-2019 08:25 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CODYBOY (Post 5951596)
I'm glad it is helping inspire you to that next step! Once you get a torch the potential for you to do cool things vastly increases. I use mostly Stainless steel and Safety silv 56 for my solder. I used mine today working on my weighted axle design. "thumbsup"
Ernie



What kind of a torch do you use? How thick of stainless steel do you use? Where is the best place to buy the stainless steel? I really want to give this a try. Thanks!


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CODYBOY 07-21-2019 11:51 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GA Dawg (Post 5951600)
As far as a torch goes, what would you recommend to a novice?

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaX-D (Post 5951602)
What kind of a torch do you use? How thick of stainless steel do you use? Where is the best place to buy the stainless steel? I really want to give this a try. Thanks!


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Ok guys, here is the torch brand I've been using for 40 years! And this is just the second one in all those years.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_6444.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_6446.jpg

The brand name is Uniweld.

Only on tank required, acetylene. When I bought this 40 years ago it was called a B tank. I own the tank, and when it is MT I take it in and exchange it for a full tank, and of course I have to pay for the acetylene.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_6445.jpg

Ernie

MaX-D 07-22-2019 05:22 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Thank you! How thick is the Stainless steel you use?

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soze 07-22-2019 10:52 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Rig is looking killer!

CODYBOY 07-22-2019 11:02 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MaX-D (Post 5951659)
Thank you! How thick is the Stainless steel you use?

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All of my stainless accept for the tube comes from Goodwill, or a favorite salvage yard! So it just depends on what I'm building and how lite I want the part. I use parts off of a old microwave, stainless BBQ utensils, 3/16" stainless rod, 1/4" rod all found at above mentioned places. I buy my SS tube at Zoro. I'll see if I can get you a link. A great to shop for supplies, here is a copy of my last order.

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So you can see, they have some great stuff!
Ernie

AnimalHippie 07-22-2019 11:23 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CODYBOY (Post 5951283)
"thumbsup"
Thank you for the kind words Justin!! You never know? I do know it won't be when your having a heat wave!!!!

Did the new cement work better for your foams?

Anytime Ernie! Not hard to say kind words about someone so awesome! Keep up the great work. :lmao:Ya I don't recommend Florida between April and November. The weather hasn't been very enjoyable.

The contact cement worked perfectly. Never used that stuff before. I like it! "thumbsup"
His Jeep did so much better on those wheels, tires and foams. Was like a whole nother rig. He was extremely happy at the end of the day when he asked for my tool to put is stock wheels back on and I told him that they were his to keep. Told him about paying it forward and he agreed to do the same. "thumbsup" Thank you again Ernie!

DukeMinnix 07-22-2019 01:04 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
never cease to amaze me Ernie. I have got to get my hands on something you build one of these days. I've admired your work on ascenders without ever owning one. I may need you to love my enduro front axle a little before its said and done. Driver drop would be killer with the JP1 body I have for it.

CODYBOY 07-24-2019 10:52 AM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AnimalHippie (Post 5951722)
Anytime Ernie! Not hard to say kind words about someone so awesome! Keep up the great work. :lmao:Ya I don't recommend Florida between April and November. The weather hasn't been very enjoyable.

The contact cement worked perfectly. Never used that stuff before. I like it! "thumbsup"
His Jeep did so much better on those wheels, tires and foams. Was like a whole nother rig. He was extremely happy at the end of the day when he asked for my tool to put is stock wheels back on and I told him that they were his to keep. Told him about paying it forward and he agreed to do the same. "thumbsup" Thank you again Ernie!

It is the best I have found when working with making foams.;-) Passing it forward, "you the man"!

Quote:

Originally Posted by DukeMinnix (Post 5951762)
never cease to amaze me Ernie. I have got to get my hands on something you build one of these days. I've admired your work on ascenders without ever owning one. I may need you to love my enduro front axle a little before its said and done. Driver drop would be killer with the JP1 body I have for it.


Thank you young man! I'm still working on and testing the fitment of the new axle, part of why I haven't been working on getting my truck on the rocks. Several of you have show a interest in having these so I'm try to get those out to help out my enduro buddies. "thumbsup"
Ernie

Shinchu 07-24-2019 02:00 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
only problem i see with driver side drop on the enduro is the t-case spits out the front output to the passenger side. is there a way to overcome that while keeping the awesome stealthX transmission?

JSterrett 07-24-2019 03:24 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shinchu (Post 5952204)
only problem i see with driver side drop on the enduro is the t-case spits out the front output to the passenger side. is there a way to overcome that while keeping the awesome stealthX transmission?

Trans flip?

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DukeMinnix 07-24-2019 05:28 PM

Re: Codyboy's Enduro making it my own, 46 PW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CODYBOY (Post 5952167)




Thank you young man! I'm still working on and testing the fitment of the new axle, part of why I haven't been working on getting my truck on the rocks. Several of you have show a interest in having these so I'm try to get those out to help out my enduro buddies. "thumbsup"
Ernie

you know where to find me!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shinchu (Post 5952204)
only problem i see with driver side drop on the enduro is the t-case spits out the front output to the passenger side. is there a way to overcome that while keeping the awesome stealthX transmission?

I hadn't considered that as I don't have my kit built sitting in front of me yet, valid concern, if push came to shove, I'd just roll a passenger drop and pretend it had chevy axles :lmao:


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