The 12X12 build...

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by NortwestRider, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Using ye old top links for a 3 point tractor lift. At least thats what I used. I just need to get one left hand nut for my upper front to quite a rattle.
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  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    YUP,good eye !!!.They are cheap ( $25.00 each ) and very stout.I think I'm gonna sleeve them down a bit,but other than that ( and get nuts for them ) I think they will work.
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  3. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    So I made some progress today,got the tail light and rear turn signal mounted ( Pain in the ass !! ).Also got the front skid plate mounted,all I need is a piece of alum for it.

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  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    here's the skid plate frame.

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  5. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Hopefully the only thing to skid under it will be weeds.:evil:D
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  6. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    It's really just to keep rocks and stuff from flying up and hitting the fiberglass tub.BUT YA NEVER KNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  7. toastmuncher

    toastmuncher I be new round here! Ello

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    Just the job, I do reaally like builds like this.
    Keep it up fella :clap
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  8. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    SUBFRAME tomorrow !!!!!!.
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  9. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Well I only had about 4 hours today to work on the subframe.Here's what I got done.

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  10. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Another view,the gusset at the bottom front is where the front lower mount will be.

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  11. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    One more view....

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  12. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    You can't finish without starting and you dam sure got started.

    It seems you are not getting very far but it adds up fast.
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  13. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I really don't know why I get so little time in the shed???.I get up at 8am and by the time I get everything done in the house it's noon !!!.Got to love being married !!!..:freaky
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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I got the top mounts done today and the right side subframe done.The left side is about 1/2 done.Hopefully sometime this week I will get the left side done and both sides taken off and all the final welds and grinding done.

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  15. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Another veiw..


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    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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  17. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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  18. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Front crossover bar ( with cutout for header ).

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  19. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    The actual work is easy but that darn thinking how to will slow things down. It want be long and you;ll be riding.:evil
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  20. brstar

    brstar Been here awhile

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