All HREW and flux core, yet less ghetto than before

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themoneypit

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Spent half a day figuring out the rear mezzanine arm mounts and got one side mostly tacked together. Used 2x2 square tube to make a pocket for nut access.
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They're very plain looking as is, so I might add a couple of dimples+through tubes. If I didn't have to worry about rust, I'd dimple the hell out of them, but dimples+enclosed cavities are a bad combo while I'm here.
 

themoneypit

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Got both rear pivots finished and fully welded. Everything still covered in flux core birdshit since I was too lazy to wire wheel them. I'll add a final plate on the bottom later once I can cycle the rear with shocks installed.
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Just waiting on the rear coilovers now to build some shock mounts and finally put this thing on its own weight.
 

themoneypit

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Jul 30, 2018
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Got the main bed cage structure completed and fully welded. Now that the frame is rigid, I think I'll fab up some proper jackstands tomorrow to make this project a bit safer. You can see my current solution is a pair of sketchy recalled Harbor Freight jackstands at max extension with 4x4 tubing spacers on top. Better fix that before I kill myself.

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partybarge_pilot

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Horunner

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Those are great for bumpers but to tall for under the frame.

These rule for under the frame.

the ones I posted are a bit smaller than the super tall ones, I use these under the frame rails, they go pretty tall but I don’t like extending them that high, sketches me out a bit lol
 

85yota

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Nice work on the mezzanine arms. I bought an explorer that BTF built that had mezzanine setup but it used a D44 hub for the pivot. Sold the arms at the swapmeet like 5 years ago and doubt they ever got used.
 

littlebird

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The build is really taking shape, congrats!

These are the stubbiest pipe stands on the market; 16" minimum height. I bought two for my rear axle, build quality is much better than my Sumner or eBay pipe stands.


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