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Cuda K5
10-18-2011, 11:09 PM
well ive never cared for spam ever since i was a kid. my parents used to use it all the time when we would go camping...... and now spam makes my threads get deleted, lame.

anyway i got a little more done tonight, a few more braces and quite a bit of welding. i should have all the cage braces done by tomorrow if i dont run out of tube then just more welding. i may have over done it on the triangulation but im liking it more and more

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0331.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0333.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0332.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0335.jpg

JEEPNME
10-19-2011, 06:02 AM
Thats not a cage it's a jungle jim! just kidding looks good!

chopped7
10-19-2011, 06:13 AM
i guess you showed all those bastards that said it was unsafe.

BillB
10-19-2011, 06:37 AM
That's definitely alot of tube

Cuda K5
10-19-2011, 07:47 AM
you know what they say........ more triangulation! :smilielol5:

chopped7
10-19-2011, 07:52 AM
do you have any pics from the side?

Cuda K5
10-19-2011, 08:23 AM
yea here is a pic from saturday

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0330.jpg

AZLugz
10-19-2011, 08:54 AM
You have gay men in you hood or old ladies??? That PT Schnoozer has to belong to one!!

redneck20
10-19-2011, 08:56 AM
At this point why are you keeping the body?

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Cuda K5
10-19-2011, 09:10 AM
You have gay men in you hood or old ladies??? That PT Schnoozer has to belong to one!!

honestly im not sure who that is. that guy drives an Xterra so he must have had some visitors


At this point why are you keeping the body?

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i need the windshield to drive on the highway. its just a pavement pounder

someday i will buy a house and get a trailer so i can build a buggy

jpjeeper95
10-19-2011, 01:04 PM
Nice work. I'm not an engineer so I overbuilt my cage. Definately better than under built. I think yours looks great. Your rig is probably a bit heavier than a Jeep so it stands to reason your cage should be heavier. Looks good man. Nice work.

Cuda K5
10-19-2011, 11:56 PM
thank you

so i finally have the entire cage tacked together. there is a chance that i may add a few more peices but i doubt it. tomorrow i will weld everything up and the cage will be done. next is going to be the tube nose

i also picked up some 14.5" travel pro comps from Fly-N-Hi and got my master instal kit for my 60 in the mail from Letzroll Offroad. that should be at my doorstep tomorrow

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0336.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0337.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0338.jpg

chopped7
10-20-2011, 06:24 AM
looks good jake. why the new shock's? did you break those bilsteins? i thought you just broke the mounts.

Cuda K5
10-20-2011, 07:47 AM
no i busted the billsteins so i had to buy some more for the front

blazerv10
10-20-2011, 06:32 PM
looks good jake. why the new shock's? did you break those bilsteins? i thought you just broke the mounts. remember he ripped the resivoir off at tm.

chopped7
10-20-2011, 06:35 PM
remember he ripped the resivoir off at tm.

vaguely. for some reason i thought he just broke the mounts.

Cuda K5
10-22-2011, 08:17 PM
got the tube nose all assembled today. just need to add a couple braces and shock mounts. worked a while on mounting the radiator and i think i am somewhat happy with it for now. tomorrow should be a big day working on brakes, fuel, battery, shocks, harnesses, wiring, welding and painting. in theory i should be able to get most of it done but we will see what happens

i exceeded my bandwidth on photobucket so you will have to click on the pics for now till the end of the month. too many people looking at my pics


http://s4.postimage.org/2aawau5pg/IMAG0342.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2aawau5pg/)

http://s4.postimage.org/2aazlwup0/IMAG0341.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2aazlwup0/)

http://s4.postimage.org/2ab2wzjok/IMAG0340.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2ab2wzjok/)

http://s4.postimage.org/2ab4kiw6c/IMAG0339.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2ab4kiw6c/)

redneck20
10-22-2011, 08:19 PM
whats with the splices?

Cuda K5
10-22-2011, 09:46 PM
Im a noob at bending tube and I dont want to waste tube so I spliced and sleved my compound bends. I cant mess up that way lol

Cuda K5
10-30-2011, 11:37 PM
my buddy and i got about 124324923 little things either done or started this weekend. not really anything worth pics but here are a few

this is my sweet battery box and custom hold down i fabbed up

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0343.jpg

added a small tube bumper and half stinger for radiator protection. it will be temperary along with the whole front tube nose probably. i think i want to do something different

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0344.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0345.jpg

and here is my sweet rear panel that i have been working on. probably my favorite thing i have made so far

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0347.jpg

Cuda K5
11-10-2011, 07:11 AM
Well I was trying to get this pig going for a big trip with my home forum this last weekend but................... the 454 wouldn't run for more than a few seconds. I found the problem finally last night so it's running once again. Nothing too exciting since then. Everything was wired up last night and I am going to take it out on saturday for a shake down. I only have half of the rig painted so it's one ugly hoopty right now

I have only had a chance to work on it at night so all my pics are dark and crappy. I am pretty proud of that back panel. It came out really nice

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0348.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0349.jpg

lancetkenyon
11-10-2011, 07:17 AM
Never skimp on safety. Looking formidable for sure.

blazerv10
11-10-2011, 01:48 PM
jake you gonna hang the front fenders and hood on there? might keep the popo from harassing you.

Cuda K5
11-10-2011, 03:16 PM
yea the hood is going on tomorrow. i need to find a passangers side fender though i kinda trashed mine

Cuda K5
11-26-2011, 08:39 PM
After my last wheeling trip, I soon found out my attempt to utilize my factory radiator mounts failed. So I started fabbing up some new ones.

I got some 3x4 3/16"s wall and split it in half. Obviously it's way overkill and too heavy, but that is all Bobby had at the time. So I'll just put some go fast holes in them ha

I used some foam insulation tape I got from work as a rubber mount. Overall I am very happy how it came out. Hopefully I have no issues with it.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0358.jpg
http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0359.jpg
http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0360.jpg

Next up is mounting my Windstar fans. I have limited room so I used a Dremel to trim the shroud to fit tighter against my radiator. I went from having only 1" of room to about 2" now, which is pretty darn good. I still need to make some lower brackets to have the mounting all finished up.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0361.jpg
http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0363.jpg

Cuda K5
11-26-2011, 08:39 PM
Damn double post

redneck20
11-26-2011, 08:48 PM
your running 4 fans?

Cuda K5
11-26-2011, 09:09 PM
No im removing the vatozone specials

Cuda K5
11-28-2011, 08:19 AM
I am officially a sissy

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0364.jpg

life expectancy of stock 30 spline shafts: this weekend

Cuda K5
11-30-2011, 07:03 AM
almost ready to go wheeling on friday

got my windstar fans in place and bolted down

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0365.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0366.jpg

then I started changing my motor mounts.... i think i needed to

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0367.jpg

Cuda K5
01-04-2012, 06:31 AM
bringing this thread from the grave. i made a couple braces for my front end that i can mount my shocks to. just need to go pick up some tabs today

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0386.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss346/cudacrazy/the%20cuda%20k5/IMAG0387.jpg