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  1. #1
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    rear shock mount project

    Here are a few pics of a shock mount in progress
    still need to finish it up, so additional pics to follow.


    EDIT: how do I make the pictures show up in the thread, reather than show a link?

    Thanks
    Aaron

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    When posting there is a paperclip at the top of the page..
    Click on that and then you will be able to manage your attachments...

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Oh Yeah..
    Looking good..

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    I am not completely insane..
    Some parts are missing

    I have figured out that keeping everyone happy is nearly impossible but pissing people off is easy and fun.

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Looks good

    Is that tig or O/A. I would assume TIG, however looks like a lot of heat was applied.

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    I like the design Aaron.

    What are you building?

    ...and I took care of attaching the pics for you.

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Thanks for the help with the pics.

    welds are TIG

    75 amps,
    gas lens, 3/32 tungston (2%) red

    Oh, and this is the rear shock mount for an off road car/UTV class buggy.

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    looks good. what did you use for the dimples around the holes ?
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    Re: rear shock mount project

    It is a press punch piece. There is a exact name for it as I had asked ZT the same exact questions before.
    John
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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Flared hole die or Dimple Die- Mine are made by "Light Racing"

    you pre-cut your hole. i.e. hole saw, water/plasma, then use a shop press to flare the holes.
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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Quote Originally Posted by Airwolf
    Flared hole die or Dimple Die- Mine are made by "Light Racing"

    you pre-cut your hole. i.e. hole saw, water/plasma, then use a shop press to flare the holes.
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    I figured it was something of that nature.. ..I've looked into dimpling sets and they run a hefty buck for hardened dies. They do produce nice results
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    Re: rear shock mount project

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Looks good, can we see a pic of the entire buggy/project?
    John
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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Looks good Aaron.

    Are you gonna be racing this (I ASSume it's a Rhino)?

    What sanction?

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Sorry for the delay in response. I guess you could say it is kind of a "Rhino"..

    Anyway, still lots of mock up parts, but getting close.
    I have lots of photos of this build, but have been so busy I have not uploaded most of them.

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    That thing is sick man!!! Nice work!
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    Re: rear shock mount project

    WHOW!! Thats CRAZY!
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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Very cool!!

    I want a ride!!

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    I am not completely insane..
    Some parts are missing

    I have figured out that keeping everyone happy is nearly impossible but pissing people off is easy and fun.

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Airwolf - very nice, now I gotta add that to my project list - thanks!

    John
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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I hope to make a test drive soon.

    ZTFab- sorry I didn't answer your question re race class. I was hoping to run in the "UTV" class but since this is a complete tube buggy (as of yet no exeptions for non oem chassis), I may have to run with the class 9 guys. That means all out LS1's and such.

    If so, I will just reinforce the rear bumper a little and hold on extra tight

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Class 9 with an LS1?

    In what sanction? In BITD, SCORE, etc. class 9 is a 1600cc VW powered class with a swing axle trans and very limited travel.



    The work looks good. It should be a fun little ride.

    - Paul
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    Re: rear shock mount project

    gonna be a nice ride. when you get done with that, ill let you do my mule!!!

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    What a machine. Professional job.

    David
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    When I grow up I want to be a tig weldor.

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    Re: rear shock mount project

    Very nice ! I can appreciate that work
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