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  1. #151 Got A Real Grinder!-Gold Dust Build 
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    Thanks!

    Tyler said it was a bitch to weld, laying on top of the roof.

    I modeled it up in CAD so we knew the angles, that helped a lot and having a template for the spider butt.

    I like that it's simple and unique at the same time.
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    what was the though behind so many internal vertical supports? not the typical a, b, c, d pillar's.
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    The goal was to save the unibody. My B and C are cracked, bent and falling apart. My doors don't close well. I wanted tube as close as I could to re-enforce the pillars with lots of bracing. You can't run tube straight across between the pillars because of the front seats and rear seats so secondary B pillars and C pillars were put in. I got the idea from Agitated Pancake.
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    That cage is coming out great! I really need to get started on mine.i like how you tied into the pillars, i know the unibody isnt much but it makes sense to me to add to it with a cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBoulderCO View Post
    The goal was to save the unibody. My B and C are cracked, bent and falling apart. My doors don't close well. I wanted tube as close as I could to re-enforce the pillars with lots of bracing. You can't run tube straight across between the pillars because of the front seats and rear seats so secondary B pillars and C pillars were put in. I got the idea from Agitated Pancake.

    it looks real good. its definitely going to help with the twisting and flex of the unibody. its just cool to see the different approaches. I am mapping out my cage and i have a totally different plan.......its cool to see how we can both come to very different conclusions is all.
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    Yep, I think each person's cage is addressing their particular need, which leads to the various designs. Each one is unique and cool !
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBoulderCO View Post
    Yep, I think each person's cage is addressing their particular need, which leads to the various designs. Each one is unique and cool !
    In your case your need to express your affection for spiders and failing B-pillars. Keep up the good work, less than two months to EJS.
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    Gave my spider a second coat of black paint tonight
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    Spooky! Did you pull your carpet when you welded the interior bits? What are you doing for the A pillars?
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    Yes, moved the carpet out of the way, will use a welding blanket to protect the headliner. Will add D-Pillar braces for added rigidity. No plan for A-Pillars at this time.
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    Got the roof painted and sealed up.
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    Nice!


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    Painted the inside. Then installed the seats, plastic trim and carpet.
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    Looks awesome! Nicely done!
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    The interior has turned out better than I thought it was going to, well done guys!
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    Nice job! Turned out great

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    How much room is there left on the back seat? WJ aren't known foe the rear leg room and putting a cage in would decrease it even more it seems. Is this your DD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuzmaster View Post
    How much room is there left on the back seat? WJ aren't known foe the rear leg room and putting a cage in would decrease it even more it seems. Is this your DD?
    Not a daily. I weigh 360 and am 6'2" and rode in the back seat.


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    Tried 37's once again at GSW 2017. Broke a stub shaft and 2 hubs. I'm convinced that 37's are the Devil's bastard tire. Too big for 1/2 tons too small for 1 tons. I'm back on 35's and I promise to be happy until i decide (if ever) to go 1 tons.


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    i ran 37's with d60's no problem with ground clearance.
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