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PostSubject: Front bar phase 1   Front bar phase 1 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 01, 2017 5:39 pm

So today i have made progress on my removable front bar. This phase in this project was to get the mounts and main box steel in place and welded.

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Just some of the general steel i'm using, there are some sections of 2.5" exhaust that i'm gonna put in later this month.

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Overview of the garage i'm working in.  

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How i managed to clamp these in place was duck tape (mostly because c clamps were shifting it to much).

https://i.servimg.com/u/f11/19/35/44/96/img_2018.jpg

So, I was going to order a porta-band table from swag off road but i ended up using the vice with some
Yankee Ingenuity.

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This is how it turned out in the end (i known my welds are fat and ugly, but it holds so i don't care).
The next part is to put some tube steel into a trapezoid shape and weld it up.

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In other news some of my fends in school that are in one of my groups are getting into mowers and have got some spots for good trails,
So i will probably be mounting my go pro up and filming our stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Front bar phase 1   Front bar phase 1 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 01, 2017 7:50 pm

Look up mag-mate welding squares. Get a couple 90*/45* units. Made in USA. They actually hold stuff together for tack welding. I have a couple... work well so far.

...not like those crappy chinese things that dont hold worth a stink.
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