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The Camo Beast and the 2014 upgrades

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Old 03-22-2014, 08:35 PM
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I have some upgrades that I have planned for this year and thought I would start a thread on it. I'm on vacation next week and everything is going to get started. I have a set of staun internal bead locks that have arrived and will go in next week. There is a set of headers that will be here on Tuesday that may or may not get installed this week. The main priority is to get my garage cleaned out and the Fab Shop set up.


More future projects for the Fab Shop will be a custom single traction bar with a reverse shackle mount near the transfer case, some custom bumpers for the front and rear and a spare tire mount in the bed of the truck.


The months ahead should be exciting and full of posts and pictures for the picture ******. By the way, I'm a picture ***** also.
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:40 PM
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I opened the package of the Staun's and opened up one of the bead lock packs








Everything seams to be there, next week they are definitely getting installed.
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Here are some pictures of the equipment that I've bought for the Fab Shop


The Millers, Spectrum 375 plasma cutter and Millermatic 211






Craftsman drill press



Craftsman 6"belt/9"disc sander



The band saw from harbor freight, still in the box



Portable cutting torch



The Chop Saw



Harbor freight pipe bender 3/4" to 3"



Assorted clamps



A set of drill bits to go from 1/2" to 1" in 1/32 increments



So these are the items I've been collecting since the first of the year for the Fab Shop
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im looking forward to see how this beast turns out
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Looking forward to the results.
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Here is a project that was done back in January. When I upgraded the axles they only made the guard that I wanted to use for the Dana 60, not for the Dana 80.





So it was necessary to fabricate one for the rear. I picked up a Dana 80 diff cover to use as a pattern and the other materials and with the help of a friend for the welding and he cut out the base plate. and with the tubing bender and chop saw, I made the pieces. This is what happened.











And then cleaned up and painted



and then installed
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Thanks for stopping by Dakota44 and Rescue35
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I would love to have the money to purchase those tools....... But then, I am a tool junky in any event.
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Hey You, I worked 39 x12.5 hr shifts at the end of January and all of February, and this was the fruit of that Labor.
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Good stuff man. You've got some catching up to do!!! hahhhaa But I do too!

You'll like the 211. I'm running it with 220v. I recommend you get a bigger bottle as they empty faster than you think!!!

Wish I had a plasma, but have gotten by with cutoff and borrowed Milwaukee PortaBand. I just may check out that HF bandsaw you got.

My most recent tool though is a drill press. Oh my goodness how helpful this has become.

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Get to work corbo!! you're behind!
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