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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: How do I strengthen my pan for Xtreme offroad? Reply with quote

I pulled out the seats,shifter, battery, and carpeting. I am now down to all of that tar under coating. I wanted to get it down to bare metal so maybe i can weld some steel plating for reinforcement.I needed some tips on what kind of steel would be good for reinforcements. I also need to get rid of all of the crap because i bought a jamar super shifter so i can shift my 091 tranny without getting a useless body lift. I am also planning on getting a rollcage.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:01 pm    Post subject: sxtreme off road? Reply with quote

Try a chromoly chassis and forget the pan. If you want extreme! extra stell means extra weight.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the chromoly chassis idea.

Personally I'm doing a body lift to strengthen the pan and body. O what? that useless lift? I bought a taiwanese special so I can have my local fab shop weld one out of stock tubing. I figure if it is done right you're going to add a bunch of strength to the car.
It should look a little like Iceluke's setup:
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I'll be welding the roll cage to the lift, rear torsion, body, and front beam. I'll also be welding up some rock gaurds for the side bottoms for those times when you have to roll over a boulder.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start by welding all the seams on your pan. Also the frame horn seams. It's best to have it sand blasted first, but you can clean the undercoating off pretty good with a wire wheel.
A piece of 3/16 plate between the torsion housing and the pan is a good idea. I think Hibbards book shows some examples.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone seen a pan fabed of chromoly and if they have how did it turn out. I was thinking about maybe doing that. i would first use some square tubing on the perimeter then work my way in to the sheeting then the tunnel. Sounds good. Opinion needed! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check the classifieds the was a guy on there who makes them.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How eXtreme are we talking here?
like 3 or 4 cans of pepsi maX?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know what section of the classifieds he was in or do you have a direct link? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Searched for the ad today and found nothing. Confused It was a pan made with tubing that you weld your rear tortion to.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were talking about six cans
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

start with this.

http://www.funbodies.com/tube_chassis.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ad is back up in classifieds again its a featured ad.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vanhag:

Looked at your lift before and was impressed. Looks plenty stout. How do you plan on bolting the body to the frame (bolts all the way through the lift, tabs, weld nuts, etc...)?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You didn't mention if this was for a buggy project or if you were doing a baja bug....I added some 1 1/4" x .120" wall within the c-channel from underneath. If you're lucky enough to afford a f/g body with the intergral 3" body lift...This is the way to go.... Very Happy
Either way, If you're looking to get some extreme support...Then, I would add an additional roll cage structure or cage.....

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Support from underneathe, I like it, But I'm worried about scraping the bolt heads off on boulders and trees.

DeMinimouse, that's not my pan in the picture it was IceLuke's. Like I said I plan on taking my Tiawan lift to the local shop and having them copy it a couple of times from tubing, like IceLukes.
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