Cool! Keep it comin' Chris!
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:46 AM
Sorry I haven't posted pics lately but not much to show when all i have been doing is sanding the chassis...lol. it has been a process that had taken me longer than I thought.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:57 PM
Hey Guys I know its been a while since I have posted any pics and well it seems for the past few weeks all I have been doing is work to the chassis sanding it all down adding bondo... more sanding.... What a tedious job it was. Well I got the sanding done and even shot some more primer on the chassis. To which I had a feeling I was going to have to fix a few areas so I will need to do a little more bondo work on it for what I hope to be the final primer coat. Anyway I needed a break from the chassis and so tonight I have started with the body, getting it figured out where the ride height will be and figuring out how I will do the rear body structure which the body will pivot on when the body is lifted up. I should have some body pics later today. Just gonna show a before and after sanding of the chassis for now.
Sanding of the chassis has been completed:
Chassis with primer on it again:
Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:39 AM
What an epic build Chris. You're doing the right thing by taking your time, exercising patience and being as precise and thorough as you have been on everything on this build up to this point. We can all wait for paint.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:12 AM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:53 AM
beautiful Chris!! your patience is sure paying off! every thing is just fantastic, I wish I could come to the desert scale to meet you and see your builds, take your time and hurry up
Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:42 AM
Chris .......the chassis looks GREAT with primer.......all that hard work is showing in this AWESOME build........looking forward to your next up-date.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:47 AM
Great work Chris love the detail in this build. Proud of what you are doing, keep true to your vision.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:40 AM
Brad... Thank you.... I want it perfect...lol
Aaron... thanks man.... yeah i had a few areas pop out that I didn't notice before.
Bill... thanks bud, It would be awesome to meet you and see your stuff in person as well. I will make sure and Hurry up and take my time on this one...lol
John... thank you my friend. I am pretty happy with the chassis right now but as mentioned I have a few spots I need to fix up and I think she should be ready for paint. Was hoping to possibly have it painted next weekend but may be a little after that. we will see. But soon it will get paint
Mike... Thank you Bud!! I am going to keep shooting for what I had planned for this one
Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:54 AM
Dave thanks Bud.... Hoping to have some more pics up today. I have been working on the under body support structure for the rear and pivoting portion then will need to start on the front.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:34 AM
Hello All.... Just wanted to show some progress of what I got accomplished yesterday as well as what I am continuing to work on today. I have shifted gears a little bit to give me a break from the chassis and start to work on the body. I started working on the rear piece having to modify it to add some cut outs on the back and then started on the rear body bracing.
I first started by marking out where I wanted the cut outs:
Next I drilled pilot holes:
Then I drilled holes to size:
Next was cutting the slots out:
Here is the start of the rear body bracing and what the body will pivot on when the body is lifted up:
Alright back to the workbench to finish up this rear body bracing..... stay tuned
Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:09 PM
Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:02 PM
Beautiful work, Chris.
Every update is like opening a Christmas present.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:14 PM
Aah Chris, been a while since I paid you a visit here son.....glad to see you ain't been slacking off.......
Man, this build has come along in leaps and bounds, and now the body work.......
Can of soda.................check!
Righto mate, I'm set......bring it on.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:17 PM
Arron.... Thanks bud. I have been thinking about how I was gonna do this for a little while and what I have come up with I think will work pretty good. I didn't get it all done tonight but on my way there.
Alyn... Thank you for the kind words and glad you are enjoying the build up of this.
Greg.... How's my favorite Aussie Mate doing?? Its great to see you back here. Thank you for the kind words. I still have a ways to go but I am making some good progress that I have been happy about.
Ok Fellas.... Little more work done today. I was really hoping to have finished the body support for the rear but I didn't quite get there. I wanted to share a couple of pics to show a little of what was done.
Here is the Body Mount Pads and the start of some of the support Tube/Rod, I still have to shape one of them as well as make two more of these for the main rod that you see in the pic bellow:
Here I was trying to locate some of the supports. I still have two more that will mount to the rear of the body:
Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:12 AM
Nice work on the body Chris. What you are doing is great.