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Old 01-12-2009   #51
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Keep it simple, and keep your node intersections correct like you have shown. Your skinning most of this, so its not going to be seen. You should get your shoulder strap bar in behind the seats, then get that cross-braced to the c pillar. Just try to sequence the construction so you don't go "oh shit" later. Bends look good, but don't get too crazy, since they are actually weak points (stress concentrations) in the tubing since you shrink the OD when you bend it.

I like the design with the x bracing you have drawn.
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I like the design with the x bracing you have drawn.
the third top view?
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that's the one i would go for. i'm assuming the 2 tubes going from the rear, just outside the X are going to go to your harness bar too?
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the third top view?
The last one, I'm not fully sure that lonely bar is going to do anything? I would get the c pillar behind the seat reinforced into the shoulder strap bar and reinforce it down to the floor. You need to reinforce your door bars as well. Once this is done get the tubes ran that the skins will hang from. From there determine how to tie it all together. Clear as mud?
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if you make shit, and add shit... how do you expect the outcome to be any less than shit? nevermind, i've seen your build threads...


come on now no credit. a whole year of wheeling and not broke anything or been stranded yet. i did something right
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come on now no credit. a whole year of wheeling and not broke anything or been stranded yet. i did something right

And Blew Alot of beads in the process...
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come on now no credit. a whole year of wheeling and not broke anything or been stranded yet. i did something right
My Civic gets beat on harder than your truck. Kinda hard to break stuff with the bald ass tires you had on for most of the year too!
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Nice! Just be carefull tightening down the bolts for the angle adjustment, they strip out easy, I use vise-grips. Also for a square cut I have to set it at 4*'s, I don't think they put their labels on that good.
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Now if we had a place to work on Todds Truck I could see needing my bender
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