free roll cage material

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Dylan W., Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Yeah, to hell with proper design. Let's bubblegum and duct tape this shit!
     
  2. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    Honesty idk why anyone trys to talk to fuller. Doesn't matter what advise you give him, how you say it nice or not. Or give him solid advise he won't listen. I hate to say it but until he has a major failure of some kind he won't change or try to listen and understand what others are saying. I honestly hope I'm not there the day that this happens because I think it will take a major under taking to get him out. I just hope he doesn't have a bad roll over.
     
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  3. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    @GotWood :D can you believe what we are reading? Should we tell him?....
    You do it..I'm laughing too hard.
     
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  4. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    I do my best to avoid as much "off camber" stuff as possible (kinda why I haven't rolled in 15yrs since that drunk driving mishap) cause I've never been fond of seeing roll overs so I've have tried my hardest to avoid them but now that I'm getting into little more crazier wheeling (for me at least), seems time to have some swort of extra support/backup/cage/protection for added security.
     
  5. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    careful now might take that advise too literally and use duct tape as my harness...that could be interesting.
     
  6. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    You gonna put a doubler in this one, give that heavy beast a good crawl ratio?
     
  7. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    Howd you guess lol. Yep I'm currently working on designing my own doubler setup as soon as i find a way to make the shafts and mate them together....I'm saving that for when it's actually done and then I will post up the details and specs....bet ya can't wait for that "homemade project" but it will be done and it will work...I'm very determined and been drawing this out and researching this a lot and am very close to having it complete
     
  8. Mac5005

    Mac5005 Well-Known Member

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    Well there it is.

    That's how long it takes for this to turn into the exact same John fuller thread.

    These are the same posts and same bullshit as every time before.

    All bs aside, I like it better without all this shit and mis-information in the public eye.

    It concerns me that a newb somewhere is reading this, seeing the pics and thinking that the JF way is even remotely close to acceptable.

    A 110v welder with .035 wire can't weld 1/2 single pass.

    JF, pm me your address, I will send you some plates to weld up, and a return label and instructions.

    Weld them up and send them back to me.

    It's time to put up or shut up.

    I'll properly cut the plates and test them destructively.
     
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  9. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    fine but you gotta wait till i burn up this big role of .30 i just put in week ago cause i ain't cutting it to waste that wire but when i run out i will buy one small roll of .35 and be happy to weld your little 1/2"plates. I'm not sure what kind of testing you do (i think i remember you have machinery that does it) but I'm sure you will find a way to make a fool out of me but I can only speak for myself and several customers who have been very happy and successful with my work..including welding. Having this said, remember too welding a 1/2"plate for trailer hitch doesn't say much since trailer hitch doesn't have nothing of load on it compared to say a roll over down some crazy trail so i never claimed to weld thick steel for roll over crazy stuff but i merely stating that it's very doable with single pass too to hold up for your average DD, trailer hitch, some bracketry for normal use. any other uses than this and no, i take my stuff to a shop with 220 for peace of mind.
     
  10. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Sounds like there's a good story here...
     
  11. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    In total defence of bubblegum and duct tape...... Sorry, I'm laughing to hard...... We won a ECORS race with a truck held together with duct tape and bubble gum. Seriously. The whole damn race!

    The whole story is great, involved the jaws of life and a firefighter training session!
     
  12. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    uhhhmm are you like serious or is this another joke
     
  13. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    100% honest, so help me God, swear on my momma's grave, cross my heart!
     
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  14. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    ohh and if i do weld trailer hitch stuff with that thick of steel...yes i know to make double pass. i'm not a complete moron, maybe just a little crazy
    well then i guess if it's true, i'm not the only "ghetto fabulous" builder after all.
     
  15. ncpartsguy

    ncpartsguy Well-Known Member

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    Fixed it for ya.....
     
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  16. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    And it passed tech
     
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  17. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    And several family and friends with mouths full of hubba bubba.
     
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  18. criket

    criket Blue Ridge 4x4

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    I can just picture in my head all family members on the sidelines chewing bubble gum furiously trying to help you guys out lol
     
  19. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    ok now it seems that it's a joke...ha ha ha
     
  20. snappy

    snappy YHDG's adopted son!!! Moderator

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    Is that the flats race that every bump you hit, the seat belts got tighter???? Lol
     
  21. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    speaking of the Flats races, it's a dang shame there won't be any Mud Bog racing this year...I'm bummed out. I was having so much fun with it
     
  22. GotWood

    GotWood Sayer of Fact

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    No, that was due to previous poor design before I was involved. I fixed that problem and we ran with no problems for 2 seasons. Duct tape and bubble gum were not used in that particular instance.

    My fu%$ing shoulders and neck were sore for a week!
     
  23. snappy

    snappy YHDG's adopted son!!! Moderator

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    My neck and back still hurt from the bubble gum and duct tape in the pass seat in the spartanburg race!!!!
     
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  24. marty79

    marty79 Well-Known Member Banned Twice Already

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    to correct you sir...everyone told me my D30 wouldn't last at the Flats very long...they were right about that one thing and i listened and bought "what most have told me" little better axles with better gearing so i did listen to that...plus it got really old very quick breaking 2 axles per ride on average (dam Ol Stumpy going down on the next trip)
     
  25. trailhugger

    trailhugger Human Resources Administrator

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    Speak for yourself, but I hope to God Almighty that any of your past or future "customers" know that your attitude is "close enough for now." My emphasis added to the above.

    Also, anyone advertising 4x4 related services must be a vendor to pimp their services. :flipoff2:
     
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