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  1. #16
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    Re: Project Akeless

    I have not completed the cage, was planning on adding a harness bar and a x bar. thanks for the idea about the top to back. Thats the nice thing about Solidworks it is so easy to add and subtract things to get what will work best before bending a single piece of tube.

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    Re: Project Akeless

    Alright, Santa (wife) was pretty good to me this year. Here are some pics of what she got.



    from left to right/top to bottom - Ballistic upper shock/coilover mount, Ballistic lower shock/coilover mount, new u-bolts, 3/8 spring plates, and a Ballistic HD dif. cover.





    The diff is 3/8 thick, all I need to do is to weld it together. The ring and spring plate is just as thick.

    Big thanks to Adam I know have a full width D44 for the front axle. I found a 14 for the rear and trying to hunt down some OEM 17 inch H2 wheels. I will hopefully order my gears and detroit in the next week or two.

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    Re: Project Akeless

    the center of that cage is going to be a female dog to weld are you doing it yourself

    and whats your cad program ive been looking around for one but cant find any

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    Re: Project Akeless

    Quote Originally Posted by akecj7 View Post
    I found a 14 for the rear and trying to hunt down some OEM 17 inch H2 wheels. I will hopefully order my gears and detroit in the next week or two.
    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/968074543.html
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    Re: Project Akeless

    Quote Originally Posted by AZredneck1862 View Post
    and whats your cad program ive been looking around for one but cant find any


    Quote Originally Posted by akecj7 View Post
    I have not completed the cage, was planning on adding a harness bar and a x bar. thanks for the idea about the top to back. Thats the nice thing about Solidworks it is so easy to add and subtract things to get what will work best before bending a single piece of tube.
    werd
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    Re: Project Akeless

    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchChili View Post
    Thanks for this I emailed the guy this morning hopefully he still has them.

    Quote Originally Posted by SHNIPE View Post
    werd
    SolidWorks is an amazing program. If you have a student ID you can get a student version for 89 bucks (2 year license). I have also completed a 4 link setup with heims in it as well. Ballistic Fab uses it so it make it easy to have custom parts made cause all you have to do is send them the part file and they will quote it, then laser cut and if it needs bent they have a CNC press. If you look at the picture of my bumper the side plates are done and in one of my posts. I made a measurement error and was my fault not theirs, but was an easy fix so I didnt have to remake the parts. Yes I was planning on welding the cage myself.

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    Re: Project Akeless

    Thanks FrenchChili for the lead on the wheels they should be here on Sunday.

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    Awesome! Pics when you get them!
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    Re: Project Akeless

    Will do

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    Re: Project Akeless

    39.5s on a D44.....right on! I love guys that push their D44s! D44 users unite!!!

    HONOR KEVIN-HARNESS UP!!!

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    Re: Project Akeless

    I know that I will be pushing it but figure that if some folks run 37's on a 30 and if I try to drive without a whole lot of throttle, and be smart about the lines I take I should be ok, maybe. I was thinking about cyro the the axle shafts and gears to give me a little more confidence.

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    Re: Project Akeless

    Cool its similar to what I am doing. I am running a d44 front ox locked (thanks Ademster) and 14 bolt rear lockrighted. I am running similar johny joint on my rear shackle also. in pic. I will be running 38.5" tall tires with mine, hopefuly without breakage.
    Nice project by the way!
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    Re: Project Akeless

    sctur601 are you running a panhard?

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    No but I have been considering one, with these johnny joint there seems to be alot more side to side movement. but I havnt driven it to know for sure.
    how do you fight a guy who wants to die?
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    Re: Project Akeless

    Got my wheels on Sunday. I looks like the guy drove the H2 to a wheel shop directly from the dealer.



    I got one of the shackle mounts tacked together tonight. This is one of the reasons I love designing seeing it one the computer then actually making it.







    and a big thanks to Adam for the new front axle.



    now all I need for the front is a Detriot, gears, and steering and the front will be done minus tires.

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