Project: "Inferno" 49 Merc - *Update p17* 3/13/15

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That's looking mighty low and great work on the frame.

Very tidy Jason, looking great :D

Thanks guys, it's getting there. Little by little it's coming together.

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Looking good, Jason. You got it scraping now!

Thanks bud, it's scrapin but I need that rocker on the ground...lol! I think I may have it, I'll have to get photos.

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I'm still working on the frame and now I'm working on maybe frenchin that plate box in between the two pipes. Still not sure but I should have more photos soon. Stay tuned.

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Awesome work so far Jason.You are putting alot of detail into the merc.

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look out ant a low riding merc is coming :wub: it going to look bad azz man

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Awesome work so far Jason.You are putting alot of detail into the merc.

Thanks John, I'm giving it a go, first time attempting any of this

look out ant a low riding merc is coming :wub: it going to look bad azz man

Thanks Todd. Lol...funny you should say that seeing I have an ant problem going on.

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U putting more work into this 1 car sofar then Iv ever put into any of my cars. Great work dude.

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Thats stoopid sexy, brother. Wow. As for the camber, I like it. Makes it authentic. Cant lower a suspension without introducing some level of camber into the suspension geometry.

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U putting more work into this 1 car sofar then Iv ever put into any of my cars. Great work dude.

Thanks Samuel, much appreciated.

Thats stoopid sexy, brother. Wow. As for the camber, I like it. Makes it authentic. Cant lower a suspension without introducing some level of camber into the suspension geometry.

Lol....thanks Brandon. Your right, what's a slammed car/truck without a little camber.

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Wow! Been a while since my last update. Life gets in the way sometimes as I'm sure you guys know. I haven't done much but I do a little here, a little there and one day it'll be finished.

Anyways, here's where I'm at.

First I found these "O" rings, a little big but they'll do the trick. They are the reason there's so much room between the notch and rear end.

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Then I noticed they fit perfectly around the round part on the parts tree so I decided to use them as the bag brackets.

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I made some tabs for the bottom of the bag brackets out of some scrap tree.

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After getting the final bag brackets done I glued them in place along with the bridge setup. I wanted it to be clean looking so I kept the round part on top of the brackets to match the two round bars of the bridge.

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Just noticed one of the bag bracket tabs is more rounded then the other. I'll have to fix that.

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I also notched the top part of the upper control arms to fit better.

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Wanted to see how my clearance would be to get the rocker on the ground so I put everything under the body and laid it on a flat surface. I noticed the front sat higher do to the skid plate, cross member, and the bolts on the x rails (I think it's called).

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You can see the hump on the skid plate and the bolts from the plate on the middle rails hanging down.

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I shaved them down so they were flush.

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Not only did the tie rod snap on me but it was also giving me clearance issues with the oil pan.

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I cut the middle bar out and fixed it.

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Then glued it back in place except I positioned it differently to clear the oil pan. Not sure if this is correct in 1:1 world but it works killer here.

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Still needs some sanding and body work.

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That's about it for right now. I'll try and get some more done over the long weekend.

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, comments always welcome.

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Good work on the suspension modifications so far.

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Nice work, airbags turned out great.

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Killer Air bags .

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Lookin real good.

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Wow looking good Jason! Those airbags are sweet as, along with the other suspension mods. Really tidy mate, good job.

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Looking GREAT! :D LOVING (and envying) your attention to detail!!!

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You're doing some pretty cool work there my friend. This thing is going to look very cool when it's painted! Just as a little note though...that bar you fixed isn't the sway bar...that's the tie rod. The sway bar is the other rod that's more to the front of the front suspension...

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Awesome work Jason! The rear set up came out great. Keep it goin!

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Keep it going, keep it going.

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Where did you locate the "o" rings?

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amazing work!

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Good work on the suspension modifications so far.

Thanks Luke

Nice work, airbags turned out great.

Thanks Joe

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