Show us something that you MADE...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Long timer

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    muhahahhaha!!!

    on the right is "stock" but in the middle of being a full resto.....on the left..my "eurosled"
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    here is the album to the above......and a link to a vid of it for thos with less time to go thru pic's
    http://s415.photobucket.com/albums/pp237/sh0rtlife3/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ24
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoVSasfg2rA


    this is/was a 3/4 ton camper special 1970 dodge....18inches lost in width
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    ive got piles and piles of cool stuff ive built scale models to rc's that are 75% or more scratch built with lots of welding(scale rock crawlers) to full size crazyness engines, and then building projects..but my heart is in wheels and steel!!!
  2. Curtis in Texas

    Curtis in Texas Been here awhile

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    Cool I've been wanting to stretch an Isuzu Trooper Body to look like this.
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    The back doors are going to biggest problem.

    I've already got the bodys and extra frames to work with, and plenty of doors. It will be a 2 door Trooper spliced onto the back of a 4 door.

    Just never done one before, so I'm trying to get my nerve up to start cutting. That, and I have a few other projects in front of it.

    But, don't we all?????
  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    IDK if I've posted the idea I've had for an extended cab Jeep J-series truck. I'd love to have a J-series truck, but I *really* want an extended cab.

    I figger an 8' bed truck with the 7' bed and stretch the cab that extra 12" should do it.

    Problem is... I haven't the foggiest how to make it work. :cry (or the truck(s) or the $$ or...)

    M
  4. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Long timer

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    the j10
    ..theres 2 ways to do it ..ive seen pic's of them before but cant find the ones i saved....you either need 2 cabs and if you want the correct j10 roof this is your only option....or you start with 1 cab and 1 wagoneer body..back of the waggy the rear doors are a minor issue needing "squared" out but thats no big deal..you slice the waggy after the rear set of doors and re-graft the back half of the cab and doors from the cab to the back of the waggy....stretch frame and drop on bed ..done



    as for the trooper
    the back doors are less of a problem than youd think...the best way to do it is to slice 1 passenger door in hafl 1 driver door in half..use both rear halves to make 1 door....however i personaly would do a complicated slice ..ie once the door starts to taper at the top cut across the door to the middle and then graft everything from there up off the oposite side door...id actualy just cut across to the middle a few inches up from the top hinge...this way your hinge location doesnt have to be re-added in...the hard part is trying to do a narow but strong graft of the 2 cabs...
    idealy you want a 3rd body for the door posts...the trick here being much like the doors..cutting out everything from the striker post up off the back of a cab flip it around and graft it in ontop of your second cabs hinge point..this will fill in the gaps and square up the roof and door opeings to joing the back cab half......
    i know it sounds like alot of wrong side used in an odd place but its the easiest way to get all the angles and parts you need without havig to fabricate a whole mess of stuff from scratch..and in the end it all looks like factory parts and build cause it is all factory pressed parts just welded in a differtent order

    that lil euro sled of mine i had to widen the hips 4 inches each side to fit the new chassis, jag headlights and eyebrows then frenched, chev hood double v narrowed, window chanel tracks grafted into the rear window so it slides down..tracks yarded from a couple mid 60s dodge van, the chassis cut down re-brace and re-do was the most challangeing of the lot..i had to shorten the milano 22 or so inches without getting anything out of square ..alot of bracing and jigging....think reverse limoing, ..once short i still had to keep it braced and then take it down to its unibody framerails and still had to remove alot of that as well....if you go thru the build pics youll come across the silver milano and see where i went insane LOL

    heres another shot of the 70 camper special LOL
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  5. beyondhelp

    beyondhelp likes cheese too.

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    ^ these ideas lurk in the back of my brain. I did something similar when I rebuilt my 14' skiff. I disassembled a 17' boat and grafted cut and spliced various parts to make it what I wanted. If I could knock a couple of projects out of the way, I'd be all over something like this.

    I have dreams of turbo Datsun 510's and street legal rally cars. I really like the lines of that euro sled. Maybe one day it'll turn up on www.dogfightmag.com as a build thread...:evil
  6. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Long timer

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    theres a turbo 510 wagon running around here localy..beastly thing!!!!

    ive visions of street taged vintage looking F1 cars........but...thats would be certainly something to lose your rights to drive LOL

    hmm dogfight eh...some intriguing stuff in there
  7. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Adventurer

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    I just finished building a bike rack for my tandems.
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  8. NyhtRyder

    NyhtRyder Bald Headed Old Fart

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    Since nobody makes a truck to match the hard bags on a Kawasaki Nomad, I made one myself.

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  9. NyhtRyder

    NyhtRyder Bald Headed Old Fart

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  10. tgeliot

    tgeliot Topher

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    Very nice work indeed.
  11. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    Would love to see a few more pics. From what I can see in the one, it is a great match for the bike.

    I didn't see the follow on post, with the link, until after I posted. That is very very nice!
  12. Junglerot

    Junglerot Hodor!

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    That looks really cool. I got really lucky in that after I ripped the tongues off the planks (glue down) they fit almost perfectly inside the frame. There was just the slightest of gaps but the filler took care of that.
  13. GS Addict

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    The small gear is driven by a modified hi torque quartz clock and drives the large gear via the chain. The lower gear floats freely.
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  14. Callahan

    Callahan Long timer

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    Not a BMW fan but this clock is a very cool concept to reality.
  15. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    It aint pretty but seems to be working so far... :norton

    Bent up some left over strap iron from when they replaced the bleachers at my school...

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    Hang two of 'em on the wall.

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    Insert bar.

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    Fill with tires.

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    I should have made it just a little wider, the biggest tire is just barely past its balancing point. Dont think you want tires raining down on your head either... :eek1
  16. MsLizVt

    MsLizVt pfft ...

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    Dorkpunch Hi!

    This is something that you've probably already thought about, but could you turn them so the long side is horizontal and short side on the wall?

    It looks like you're using significant lags into the studs in the walls.

    Would drilling four holes in the short side and lagging it to the same stud be strong enough?

    Hope you don't mind my suggestion. I like your tire rack.

    Enjoy,



    Liz
  17. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I thought about that, but it wouldnt work because I had to make the rack tall enough for the tires to fit in. If I turned it sideways, the tires would just fall through, but I could just weld the bar in place a few inches back from the point of the triangle. Good suggestion, might eventually try that, but for now, its up, its working, and I'm too lazy to take it back down and drill more holes... :lol3
  18. MsLizVt

    MsLizVt pfft ...

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    ahh that make sense. I sort of had the same thought, "... it's up there, the heck with it, leave it the way it is ... "
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  19. Curtis in Texas

    Curtis in Texas Been here awhile

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    Flip it to the long side on the bottom and just add another cross bar on the back side a couple of inches off the wall and let the tires rest on the two crossbars and not completely against the wall.

    Sure would keep the wall cleaner!
  20. sh0rtlife

    sh0rtlife Long timer

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    hell unbolt it and re-bolt a pair of 2x4's to the wall and then re-lag it to the 2x4's gain yourself a few inches without any mods and no worrys about the tires.....

    ive been planin on doing the same thing for car snow tires