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10 Jun 2018 19:11 #193357 by jackonlyjack
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I would consider getting in touch with a company on ebay called
tube-bender
Sorry but I'm with Keithy those fittings will not do your build justice

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10 Jun 2018 19:41 #193358 by TomDK
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Riccy wrote: Also decided on the rear tray. Its going to be made from this stuff, which is intended to be used for handrails. all kinds of fittings avaliable for it to make whatever shape you want and attach boards:


I really hope you're not serious about using these joints for a tray.

+3" Trail Master. Fox 8.0" R/R shocks. ORA HD winchbumper. Warn M8274 Ox-motor + Hellfire gears, Delta-Tek mainshaft and freespool, overvolted. 33/9.5 R16 Silverstone Extreme. 5.14:1 ratio SJ transferbox in RW cradle. OMP rollcage.

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11 Jun 2018 04:20 #193360 by Lambert
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Don't listen to the naysayers. Aesthetically there's nothing wrong with the key clamps so long as you accept that even wellded they'll have the structural integrity of a parliamentary politician. So long as whatever frame you make is out of lightweight tube that will deform on impact rather than becoming a harpoon aimed at your spine then it's up to you to be happy with how it looks.

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11 Jun 2018 05:36 #193363 by Riccy
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Lambert wrote: Don't listen to the naysayers. Aesthetically there's nothing wrong with the key clamps so long as you accept that even wellded they'll have the structural integrity of a parliamentary politician. So long as whatever frame you make is out of lightweight tube that will deform on impact rather than becoming a harpoon aimed at your spine then it's up to you to be happy with how it looks.


Thanks for the thoughts everyone, maybe it not the best or strongest stuff to use.

There was a few thoughts behind using this to make a very basic tray (literally just a tray with a floor and no sides). Mainly it is to get the MOT passed as i dont think MOT man will like a bare chassis at the back. Theres Lamberts comment above about deforming on a rear shunt rather than spearing the driver (good point there). Price and ease are another factor. I dont mind the look of them and find handrails from this stuff are usually pretty strong.

The other thing i looked at was a small camping trailer. I could take the body off and mount to the chassis. again sod all real strength but a cheap and quick thing to do. The biggest problem there is finding one thats the right size. The tray will be an odd size - approx 1400 wide by 1000 long

It will probably end up with me trying to find someone local that has a large tube bender. The rear tray ideally wants to form part of an external roll cage eventually.

J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gbox & Rocklobster,
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11 Jun 2018 09:11 #193368 by Daniel30
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I think you've done such a good job of the cab Riccy if you rush the back it will spoil it.
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23 Jun 2018 16:56 #193773 by Riccy
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Got the back end closed up now. Internal skin to make and fit, then a bit more rust patching to do. coming along ok. Its nice and strong. plenty of room behind the seats as well :-)









and finally got 5 of the grand vit wheels, all with mixed and poor tyres. will do for the MOT and will get them refurb'd and new rubber eventually. probably 235/85r16, but that means gearing changes as well!




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31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

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24 Jun 2018 05:47 #193776 by Lambert
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Good progress there. Keep up to it and it's soon going to be finished!

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22 Jul 2018 16:26 #194541 by Riccy
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More welding again, this time the rear is braced up inside with a second skin all round and made a start on the drivers footwell and body mount below...





More to do there as its a bit worse than the passenger side. Rear on driver side to do as well, then finally the sills. I will be glad to see the back of the welder for a while!

Next was onto making a start with the body filler...



Quite a bit more needed to get it smooth :laugh:

Even found some time to bung in the 2" trailmaster lift kit from J999MNY, though im having trouble with getting brake lines off to fit extended hoses :-(





And finally, started messing about with the trim plastics inside to see what will fit...


J999 MNY, M16 VVT, R7me gbox & Rocklobster,
31x10.5r15 Cooper STT, 2x ARB Lockd' 3.9 diffs & twin compressor,
6.5" total lift, Zookbob HD steering shock, Ignis recaro's
Custom bar & arches, rocksliders & guards,
Snorkel, K&N, 13500lb Winchmax, Buzzweld, etc, etc

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23 Jul 2018 12:23 #194564 by maverick
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I'm having same problem with my braided brake lines to fit new ones ...

I suppose I might just take it over to local garage over the rad to get them to remove them, fit new braided hoses and bleed brakes...

Jalapeño, IISY?

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23 Jul 2018 13:11 #194569 by S200KYS
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maverick wrote: I'm having same problem with my braided brake lines to fit new ones ...

I suppose I might just take it over to local garage over the rad to get them to remove them, fit new braided hoses and bleed brakes...


i hate to ask this - on the basis you were at mine yesterday - have you got a proper brake spanner?

i could post one to you? ;)

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