Project G4 AKA QuasiGhetto

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FasterNU

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hey you paid money for it, you can nit pick the fucking thing!
I bought it off guy on classifieds here unused. I wasn't the one contracting the services. You bet your ass if I had paid the 1,000's for it like he did... that I would do my best to make sure ES or whoever did it finished it properly!

I think that dude was claiming he had like 9K into this shit! Yea, here's the ad.

 

FasterNU

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spindles back on. Got new star washers.. so just need to re-assemble hubs for last time. Things musta been at 250ft/lb plus. There are internal spacers... So, I think I will just have to go with German specs.

Blue tooth steering:


Beam Clarence looks toight:


Got a couple of the trickier tubes done. Did them out of 1.75 x .095. 23" long, bend at 4" to 28*... then have fun notching the 5x notches. Top notch was about 20*... all others were handsies.

No notcher can do this...









After I weld these in...it is officially ready for rear shock mounts.

 

FasterNU

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I never do. Tubes and shit is welded to cab everywhere... Hell, I am totally bailing the rear cab mounts this time.
 

FasterNU

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bend in there to clear shocks i ASSSSSSSSSSSume?
Si Senor!

I believe it was close or hitting on G3 at full droop so I did it that way back then. In addition to opening up space, It also makes a nice straight(er) spot to land bedside mount tubes to... I kinda like the look of them too for some reason.

I think i missed it in notes back then. So, I made sure I tracked it better this time.
 

84projectford

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Si Senor!

I believe it was close or hitting on G3 at full droop so I did it that way back then. In addition to opening up space, It also makes a nice straight(er) spot to land bedside mount tubes to... I kinda like the look of them too for some reason.

I think i missed it in notes back then. So, I made sure I tracked it better this time.
i keep fucking forgetting you have a whole damn note book on how to put this kenex project together. i thought "hmm, how did he figure the shocks would be close there? must have just looked like it". could be the cold meds too :ROFLMAO:
 

oorracing

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He could tack all the tubes together and “assemble” the whole truck. Then take them to a laser cutting company so they can scan them all to make a file and bingo bango a compete WIY ranger chassis


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FasterNU

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^^ Yea, that probably woulda been smart. LOL

Finished the bumper so I could move on to the important stuff.

I wanted the bumper to reference the header panel. The lines were super tight on this truck before I took it apart. You like my high quality tools for gap measurement? LOL





Time to disassemble and weld the rest of it..



It was super windy... so I would have to try and rush though welds when I felt like the wind died down for a second.



Hopefully I can keep the body lines straight when I put on the glass, etc. I tacked the factory header panel mounts in place with scrap. Then it was "making progress" by cutting everything off. Man, so much room without the core support! You will notice I also left some of the fender mounts on the sheet metal rail that connects to core support. More reference points for the 3-piece glass.




 
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