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rckjeep 08-30-2004 12:39 AM

Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/6/04
 
Here I'm just malking up the tube. What do you guys think?



http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...7/f7391372.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...c/f739138a.jpg

I'm going to mig all the tubing together. I used 1/4" x 1/16" DOM tubing. Really strong stuff. I tried to bend it cold with my brakeline bender and it almost broke it. I had to torch it to bend it. I'll end up using this material for a full tube chassis.

AFJ 08-30-2004 01:25 AM

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looks nice and very strong

JasonInAugusta 08-30-2004 01:34 AM

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Looks nice.

Are you going to sandwich the bed between a plate and the tubes for strength?

badger 08-30-2004 08:56 AM

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That looks good so far. Thats going to be SWEET to have a tuber!

Lucky bastage! :flipoff:

rckjeep 08-30-2004 09:17 AM

Re: Tube work with pics
 
Jason, Yes. I'm thinking I'd like to tie it to the frame. I may even cut off the bed and flat bed the whole thing. But that will be later.

Thanks, wait till it's done. It's gonna take a bit of grinding to smooth out the mig weld. Unless I can get the right setup or maybe I'll tack it together and have someone here at work TIG! it. That would be sweet. I'll probably finish it today.

rckjeep 08-30-2004 04:43 PM

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http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...d/f73691d0.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...4/f73691e4.jpg

Well I've got it all welded, now it's dremel time. what do you guys think? I think I could stand on it with a little more bracing. Then it's mount time.

badger 08-30-2004 04:53 PM

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That looks sick Dave!

How much do you think it weighs? And do you think it adds to much weight up high?

skyjacker_rc_club 08-30-2004 04:53 PM

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looks sick 8)

rckjeep 08-30-2004 04:57 PM

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it doesn't weigh much. The block of Jack cheese I'm comparing it to is 3/4 of a lb. and it's no where close so maybe 4-5oz.

Thanks guys, I really enjoy fabin' stuff outta tubing.

badger 08-30-2004 05:03 PM

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Thats funny... a block of jack cheese in one hand and a rc roll bar in the other. Does your wife/girlfirend think you are crazy yet? :lol:

Dude I love the look of that. We might have to do some bartering to pimp my ride out also. 8)

rckjeep 08-30-2004 06:40 PM

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we can do that I've more tubing. No but she called me a nerd. I explained to her that I'm a dork, a nerd plays with little handpainted monsters and make up wars like D&D. Nerds!

A front bumper is next.

Grizzly4x4 08-30-2004 11:14 PM

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Looks awesome rckjeep! 8O Very nice tube werk. Did you get the tube at onlinemetals?

rckjeep 08-30-2004 11:21 PM

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yup, you saw my other post huh? that place is awesome.

Grizzly4x4 08-31-2004 12:23 AM

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Yup, my friend Ace shops there alot but I have yet to buy anything. However, after seeing how well your rollcage is turning out I will be ordering some tube.
Again, looks aawesome.

roktoy 08-31-2004 08:01 AM

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Nice touch......
Jay

rckjeep 08-31-2004 09:34 AM

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thanks guy's, I've ended up mig welding it together. Which I'll do in the future but never all the way around again. It takes for ever to grind down. I've filed it, grinded with a right angle die grinder with a sanding wheel, dremeled with a grinding stone, reamer, and a sanding drum. Man! it's a pain. Next time it's tack the tube top and bottom and leave the corner joints alone. Anyway just some tips for anyone working with small tube. I haven't brazed in 15 years and I never did that much back then.

Here's a pic of my inspiration

http://www.crawltech.com/albums/albu...0749.sized.jpg

it's my buddies recent build. He had the exo done by a fellow club member. Pretty sweet huh?

skyjacker_rc_club 08-31-2004 01:26 PM

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thats sick are you going to do a full exo or stop there? :D

TwistedCreations 08-31-2004 01:59 PM

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poor Yota :( it has turned into a giant jungle gym :roll:

think he could have used anymore tubing :flipoff:

AFJ 08-31-2004 02:21 PM

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it looks funny, kinda indestructible!!

Grizzly4x4 08-31-2004 02:27 PM

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I have never liked exo's, but I will say that whoever built it is one hell of a craftsman. Nice werk.

rckjeep 08-31-2004 02:44 PM

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It's a shermota half Sherman tank half Toyota, I' like Yota's and have never reallt liked Exo's either but I do admire this one.

There's over 200 ft. of tubing in that thing. Well at least that how much was bought for it and the cut offs add up to almost 8ft. Pretty crazy.

Im' not gonna do a full exo. I hadn't thought about it. But I could. It'd be the first RC with an EXO. Mmmmm......

The guy who built is named Bernie and he's part owner of Blue Devil Products in Campbell, Ca. Good guy, great fabricator.

TwistedCreations 08-31-2004 02:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rckjeep
But I could. It'd be the first RC with an EXO. Mmmmm.......


actually it wouldn't be. cant remember where i seen it, but it has already been done :D

it was either clodtalk or the Outer Limits board

rckjeep 08-31-2004 04:30 PM

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POP! there goes my bubble.

rckjeep 08-31-2004 11:24 PM

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It's done but I need to make some under body supports.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...7/f7318549.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...a/f7318567.jpg

Cutter 09-01-2004 01:54 AM

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very sweet, looks scale. 8)

rckjeep 10-03-2004 12:07 AM

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Well I started working on a front bumper a few weeks ago but never got around to finishing it. So today I worked on it some more. Hopefully tomorrow I'll finish it. I'll try and get some pics up tomorrow night.

sambmx 10-03-2004 10:35 AM

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lookin good

rckjeep 10-03-2004 04:13 PM

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Ok so here's the new bumper.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...6/f6c79ae6.jpg

Should I paint it? what color?

sambmx 10-03-2004 04:44 PM

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nice, is that sodered (sp) ? if so what soder did you use and how strong is it?

rckjeep 10-03-2004 06:29 PM

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It's not solder. I mig welded it then smoothed out the welds. I used a Miller 175 mig welder with 25/75 Argon/CO2 shielding gas.

badger 10-04-2004 11:13 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rckjeep
Ok so here's the new bumper.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...6/f6c79ae6.jpg

Should I paint it? what color?

That looks SWEET Dave! I would not paint it, I think it looks cool like that.

Nice work!

sambmx 10-04-2004 01:30 PM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/3/04
 
ive got a little mig i just need gas, the flux core dosnt do the nicest work.

badger 10-05-2004 05:21 PM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/3/04
 
Since we hijacked the shit out of this thread I split it and put the rest of it here:
http://www.rccrawler.com/postt2777.html

Sorry rckjeep.

I still say don't paint it. Or if you do flat black might be cool.

T-Man 10-06-2004 06:16 AM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/3/04
 
I would still like to know why the DOM? My question is in the other thread that was moved, but just curious as to why. Seems like it would weigh more than it really needs to.

rckjeep 10-06-2004 10:51 PM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/3/04
 
DOM? Because I found it online and wanted to try and work with it. I'm not too concerned with weight. It also welds a lot better than brakeline tubing. Since it's not galvanized it doesn't booger up as much. I like that.

WestCoastCrawler 10-06-2004 11:06 PM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/3/04
 
if you do paint it just give it a light coat of silver engine enamal that way if it chips you wont notice that much.

I say polish that shit Bling Bling :flipoff:

rckjeep 10-06-2004 11:38 PM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/3/04
 
So I'll leave it raw. maybe a clear coat. anyway here's some pics with the camo'ed body.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...7/f6bc3a00.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...a/f6bc39f9.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...0/f6bc39f1.jpg

badger 10-06-2004 11:46 PM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/3/04
 
Nice pictures! That bumper is sweet.

Only problem I see is... where's the servo? You still did not get any in yet?

rckjeep 10-07-2004 09:20 AM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/3/04
 
they were shipped to work. I just got here and I've got the blue bird one ready to go in. my hitecs are still gone. I did get a card saying they received them. I should get them back in another week or two. Ya....

badtodabone 10-08-2004 07:32 PM

Re: Tube work with pics-finished more pics updated 10/6/04
 
cool I like the bumper


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