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    Tube Front Coming Together!

    Finally knocked out the majority of the tube front last weekend. I got everything bent up and thankfully my buddy was willing to TIG it all for me (I only have a mig).Tubing is 1-5/8" and 1-1/4" DOM .120" wall thickness. Used removable tube clamps on all junctions, so the entire thing (minus the protrusion bars going through firewall) are removable for ease of engine repair/replacement. Still need to add brackets/hood pin provisions/etc etc but she's getting there. Will have a new firewall and bolt-in sheet metal fenders as well. Bars go through firewall and tie into roll cage. Paint and assembled motor coming soon! just thought I'd throw it up!
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    Impressive to say the least The simplicity of the rear frame and fuel tank has made it look really uncluttered. You could get creative with the factory fuel filler door now that it's redundant and hide something in there like a socket for a 12V inverter etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer101 View Post
    Impressive to say the least The simplicity of the rear frame and fuel tank has made it look really uncluttered. You could get creative with the factory fuel filler door now that it's redundant and hide something in there like a socket for a 12V inverter etc.
    thanks a lot, I really appreciate it! I've got the battery sitting underneath the bed below the fuel door, so I went ahead and put some jumper terminals in there.

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    Impressive. Don't know If I am more jealous of the shop/lift and TIG setup or the truck

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    haha thank you man! It's all a work in progress but its coming along!

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    haha thank you man! It's all a work in progress but its coming along!
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    Haha yup pretty much. I'm coming up on the 2.5 year mark in April 2017, it better be done before then lol 🙈

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    that fuel cell setup is impressive, very minimalistic, and the jumper point is a very nice touch! never seen that before! stay innovative my friend!

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    I want the lift for my garage. Nice looking tool to have around for sure! Nice build!!!!!

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    Amazing work. I'm jealous (in a good way) all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot Abilleen View Post
    that fuel cell setup is impressive, very minimalistic, and the jumper point is a very nice touch! never seen that before! stay innovative my friend!
    thanks a lot! Yeah I had my eye on this cell for a while. It's a little pricey, but since everything is contained inside, you just hook up the feed and return/power and ground/level indicator and you're good to go. It's got an eliminator pump in it which supports almost 900 on ethanol, and over 1400 on non-alcohol fuels. The inside is baffled so by running this, there's no need for a surge tank and multiple pumps. Cost ends up about the same after you plumb everything. I appreciate the kind words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradMph View Post
    I want the lift for my garage. Nice looking tool to have around for sure! Nice build!!!!!
    thanks! if you've got the ceiling clearance, I highly recommend it! This thing only cost me a little under $2k (significantly less than I thought they cost) since I picked it up and installed it myself. Definitely worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff V. View Post
    Amazing work. I'm jealous (in a good way) all around.
    thanks a lot Jeff! more pics coming soon

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    Race weight under 2k? Pretty amazing build

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    I wish. I'm thinking it'll be around 27-2800 lbs when its done. Still has AC, electric PS, fully sound deadened interior, etc etc. Hoping its still fast haha. Thanks for the compliment!

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    Damn nice work keep it up. You'll have to get the truck weighed when you're done as mine weighs 2356lbs with the 302/AOD in it and a full tank of gas (17us Gallons).

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    I don't suppose you thought to make a pattern for the pieces you've cut and bent? That might be something other guys would buy to offset your costs.
    Very nice looking work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex_s817
    I wish. I'm thinking it'll be around 27-2800 lbs when its done. Still has AC, electric PS, fully sound deadened interior, etc etc. Hoping its still fast haha. Thanks for the compliment!
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