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My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:20 pm

Here are a few pics of my mini tub project. Still got a lot of boxing the frame to do. But it is coming along nicely It will also be getting a 8pt bar roll bar 9 inch rear with ladderbars. Thanks to my buddy Jesse for all the help actually he has done most of the work. And will do it for others if anyone is interested.
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby baktrak » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:43 pm

Looks like he does good work, now we need more pics of the rest of the truck :thumbup:
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:46 pm

Thanks. I will definately post more pics as the truck progresses
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby excaliber » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:52 pm

yes, more pics!!!
i will doing mine in the next couple of weeks,
I got a spare frame, and the metal plates, I got the hole rear off the truck, rear end, gas tank, springs, everything off, nothing but 2 pieces of frame sticking out the back..
I got a 8.8 with 2 short side axles ready to go in, a set of caltracs, and 2, 12 inch wide corvette wheels with 345/35/18 michey thompson ET streets to go under the truck. :thumbup:
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:41 pm

Here are a few more pics
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby excaliber » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:09 pm

thanks for the pics, that looks like a solid setup :thumbup:
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:01 am

Thanks. We hope to start the roll bar this week. I will get some more pics as we go.
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:14 pm

Here is a few of pics of the roll bar install
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby Fatboy » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:24 pm

Looking Good!!!!
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby Rickracer » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:31 am

I would gusset the frame where your ladder bar cross member is, and tie the cross member into the gusseting. Leaving that 90° angle there creates a stress riser, :wink: 8)
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:52 pm

Thanks for the info He did do some more bracing there at the crossmember after i posted those pics
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Wed May 19, 2010 7:54 pm

Here are a few more updated pics
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby 425Ponys » Sun May 23, 2010 8:48 pm

nice work :thumbup: going to be doing mine here in a month or so? once I have the time to get out to the garage and work on it, but I got my setup from S&W racing, Direct Fit 82-02 S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & Ladder Bar Suspension Package
just got it this last friday, woot :thumbup: nice work by the way
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:51 pm

Here are a few more pics truck is coming along slowly. But its a work in progress. Thanks again to my buddy Jesse for all the work and help.
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby s15 xpress » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:19 pm

Lookin good bro :thumbup:
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:00 pm

Here are a few more pics finally
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby winlight148 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:07 am

hows the progress on the truck.
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:49 pm

Slow but hopefully get back on it soon now that the holidays are over.
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Re: My mini tub project

Postby kevsimons » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:22 pm

I haven't posted any updates in a long time. Life and things come up but I am finally getting truck finished up and I hope to be able to make a few test passes in a couple weeks. Still have a few things to button up. sbc 408 forged internals 12:1 comp. turbo 350 ford 9" 4:11 gear. 33 spline strange axles strange spool. Thanks for all the help from this site.
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