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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 08:39 PM
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
Yes, I try to save up a bunch of pictures etc so...

Yes, I try to save up a bunch of pictures etc so there are not long waits but with this new equipment its taken 6 months getting it up and running and training etc. I'll be getting back on this...
Forum: Software for Metalshaping 09-09-2017, 04:08 PM
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
Skip, THANK YOU!!! About a year ago I was...

Skip,

THANK YOU!!! About a year ago I was needing this!! We finally got it to work but it took forever!! This would have been so much help. I can use this in the future.
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:29 PM
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
Ok, I know there has been a long delay in this...

Ok, I know there has been a long delay in this project. All the training on this new equipment has been crazy. However at night I have been taking my 2D patterns and turning them into 3D...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
Really sorry for the delay. Been really busy...

Really sorry for the delay. Been really busy getting some projects finished and out of the shop for new equipment that is in the process of being installed. Pictures for attention.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
Finished adding the last detail in the dash. ...

Finished adding the last detail in the dash.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:27 PM
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
So I had some time today, a few hours, to work on...

So I had some time today, a few hours, to work on the FJ 40. I figured I needed to get the dash done so I could continue forward to the cowl. So what I did was took a rough paper pattern of a 40...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
Hopefully will be getting the frame started very...

Hopefully will be getting the frame started very soon. In the mean time I took a mag drill and marked all the places for holes in my welding table. Man that took awhile. Now I can start with...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
So after some hammering and dolly work we have a...

So after some hammering and dolly work we have a finished piece.

I should have taken a couple more pictures but I forgot.

That's all for today.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
I forgot to post this first, but I make a...

I forgot to post this first, but I make a template just for the wood buck so I could cut both sides.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
Now I out this on my digitizer so I can make my...

Now I out this on my digitizer so I can make my sheet metal blank on the CNC. Boy does this speed things up, both the digitizer and the CNC.

Oh, here is to where the template REALLY gives you a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
More pictures of the process ...

More pictures of the process
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
The next step is to slowly, and I mean slowing...

The next step is to slowly, and I mean slowing tape the tape off as one piece. For this part you will need some baby powder. As you peel the tape back dust it with baby powder so it nulls the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
***Disclaimer*** Yes, I know I can buy these...

***Disclaimer***

Yes, I know I can buy these parts, but what fun would that be?http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/images/smilies/thefinger.gif

Also, this allows me to teach my guys the process of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
The next part that I started working on is the...

The next part that I started working on is the corner upper shape as it fades as it rounds the corner. This to me is the hardest piece. I'm not done with it but I wanted to give you guys a look at...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
I folded a part of it over so you guys could see...

I folded a part of it over so you guys could see the plan of attack. You have to work the edge slowing so you can get it turned 90 degree then all the way over. Basically a hem joint

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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
So I used a hammer and dolly to smooth it back...

So I used a hammer and dolly to smooth it back out, make the last bent and start adding the side supports for the edge

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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
And a couple holes. I've since fixed them. ...

And a couple holes. I've since fixed them.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
So today sucked a little bit. I was so excited to...

So today sucked a little bit. I was so excited to get started working in the 40 I spot welded my pieces together before I finished the last step. $&!#%

Remember the earlier post, where I said I...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
couple more pictures. 43165 43166 ...

couple more pictures.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
Didn't get a bunch done today, just did some...

Didn't get a bunch done today, just did some assembly of the parts. Mainly the rear tubs and bed sides.

I didn't fully spot weld everything together because as soon as I do, I would need to change...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
Here are a couple goodies going into this build. ...

Here are a couple goodies going into this build.


I have 4 seats and harnesses. The heims are huge. I got these from one of the venders here. 39" BFG Krawlers on race line wheels, which I also ...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
I had to make another die so I could make the...

I had to make another die so I could make the back side of the door opening. In these pictures you can see it all spot welded together. The first picture is the back side of the door openings.
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
I forgot to add the picture of the blank. This...

I forgot to add the picture of the blank. This is what the door opening started with.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By chris@whiterhino
Here is a picture after we ran the rear door...

Here is a picture after we ran the rear door opening through. Turned out really well. Keep in mind the lip is long so it can be folded over the other side.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By chris@whiterhino
Now for the exciting part. This was the hardest...

Now for the exciting part. This was the hardest part to figure out. Actually, not really, it just took time to figure out. In my sketch of the 4 door you may have noticed that the door posts go...
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