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Author Topic: 3DB Crawler build by Cutlerfab  (Read 14553 times)
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« Reply #100 on: November 28, 2018, 12:42:04 PM »

With seat in






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« Reply #101 on: November 29, 2018, 06:38:44 AM »

Them fireball tool squares are sweet, hard to compare a welded up square to one of those.  thumb 
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« Reply #102 on: November 29, 2018, 10:38:15 AM »

Door strikers are clean. I have been curious if a node'd bend would be stronger or better than a bent bend in a down pillar. I like how you use both!
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« Reply #103 on: December 02, 2018, 02:11:23 PM »

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« Reply #104 on: December 04, 2018, 07:07:06 PM »

One side down on the @motobilt high line rear fender/ shock mounts support.

















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« Reply #105 on: December 04, 2018, 07:41:43 PM »

Wow. Super impressive.... again.  Double Thumbs
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« Reply #106 on: December 05, 2018, 04:51:02 AM »

Dude you do some killer work. Some of the ideas you come up with amaze me sometimes. I need to get down your way and take some lessons! How are you liking your new tables and tools? Making life any easier or quicker?
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« Reply #107 on: December 05, 2018, 12:20:32 PM »

Wow. Super impressive.... again.  Double Thumbs
Thank you!
Dude you do some killer work. Some of the ideas you come up with amaze me sometimes. I need to get down your way and take some lessons! How are you liking your new tables and tools? Making life any easier or quicker?
Stop in anytime.

Love the certiflat fixture table; continuously buying more clamps and stops. I have plans to get a 4x8 or 5x10 in the spring to begin an east coast ultra 4 build that is way overdue.

Fixturing is addictive.  Anytime I can design around welding something out on the bench,  I work hard to do so.  Doesn't mean I don't get all twisted up to do it right in position either.

I have other tooling on the way... for 6 weeks now...

Premier 4x4 plasma table, everlast 80s cnc , cad/ cam programming. I would like to step into the times and begin designing some things on a computer screen,  to also aid in speeding up the hands-on without sacrificing quality and creativity. I think my personal design taste is what makes the phone ring, don't want that to change.

Trying to get my world more efficient as a one man show.  Anytime I can flip a switch ...and walk away to do other things,  Is a huge time saver.

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« Reply #108 on: December 06, 2018, 10:56:51 AM »

This build is making me realize all the stuff i want to do to my TJ.
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« Reply #109 on: December 06, 2018, 01:41:48 PM »

Thank you!Stop in anytime.

Love the certiflat fixture table; continuously buying more clamps and stops. I have plans to get a 4x8 or 5x10 in the spring to begin an east coast ultra 4 build that is way overdue.

Fixturing is addictive.  Anytime I can design around welding something out on the bench,  I work hard to do so.  Doesn't mean I don't get all twisted up to do it right in position either.

I have other tooling on the way... for 6 weeks now...

Premier 4x4 plasma table, everlast 80s cnc , cad/ cam programming. I would like to step into the times and begin designing some things on a computer screen,  to also aid in speeding up the hands-on without sacrificing quality and creativity. I think my personal design taste is what makes the phone ring, don't want that to change.

Trying to get my world more efficient as a one man show.  Anytime I can flip a switch ...and walk away to do other things,  Is a huge time saver.

Thanks a

Matt

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Have to say the plasma table disappoints me but I understand it definitely makes things faster. My favorite thing about your work is the craftsmanship of template and cutting each piece by hand. Something special about it. Looking forward to more process and product pics.
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« Reply #110 on: December 10, 2018, 07:38:06 AM »

Seeing his unbelievable skill using hand tools, I hear you! BUT ain't nobody paying $$ for someone to run a cutoff wheel.
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« Reply #111 on: December 10, 2018, 02:06:20 PM »

Im with you on the fixture table. I love mine. If i would have known how much easier it made things i would have bought one long before i did.
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« Reply #112 on: December 11, 2018, 03:54:15 PM »

Have to say the plasma table disappoints me but I understand it definitely makes things faster. My favorite thing about your work is the craftsmanship of template and cutting each piece by hand. Something special about it. Looking forward to more process and product pics.
But, having a table means that he can reproduce cool pieces for those at home to use.... Not that he has time or interest in that, but it's possible and makes much more sense if he wanted.
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« Reply #113 on: December 12, 2018, 07:24:50 AM »

Have to say the plasma table disappoints me but I understand it definitely makes things faster. My favorite thing about your work is the craftsmanship of template and cutting each piece by hand. Something special about it. Looking forward to more process and product pics.
I understand totally and kinda feel the same way.  But I have to get more efficient to one day become a profitable venture.  I do enjoy making things by hand,  and I'm certain it will take some time to become efficient at the cad/cam portion of learning the table;  so don't get discouraged yet, lol.
Seeing his unbelievable skill using hand tools, I hear you! BUT ain't nobody paying $$ for someone to run a cutoff wheel.
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Im with you on the fixture table. I love mine. If i would have known how much easier it made things i would have bought one long before i did.
Best money spent. Already improved efficiency. Plans to add a 4x8 or 5x10 this spring.
But, having a table means that he can reproduce cool pieces for those at home to use.... Not that he has time or interest in that, but it's possible and makes much more sense if he wanted.
Likely the only things I may be interested in reproducing would be trailing arms,  fuel cell mounts,  etc..  I have no desire to stand at the grinder all day cleaning up tabs and brackets to ship. There are great companies,  local and nation wide that already have this business plan and I certainly don't wish to cut into their profit base. These companies have always given myself and practically everyone else on every board great products at great prices; I'm not here to infiltrate their customer base.



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« Reply #114 on: December 18, 2018, 03:52:58 PM »

First 2d drawn,  3d assembly,  created by me,  ready for attachment to 3DB crawler....

Why did I wait so long to go CNC!!!

Formerly about 1.5 hours of work, per side... now only 1.5 for both. Most of that spent waiting for the part to cool to do another stringer...

Glad to finally have the Premier Plasma 4x4 flat top and Everlast 80 CNC turning and burning.











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« Reply #115 on: December 19, 2018, 01:15:44 AM »




Love this thread...
Is the protection under the diff welded or mounted?
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« Reply #116 on: December 19, 2018, 04:43:39 PM »

Love this thread...
Is the protection under the diff welded or mounted?
Thanks.

That's a bolt on 14 bolt pinion guard from motobilt.

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« Reply #117 on: December 20, 2018, 01:24:18 AM »

That's a bolt on 14 bolt pinion guard from motobilt.

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« Reply #118 on: December 29, 2018, 08:18:49 AM »

The tubing behind the B pillar is complete.  Still some sheet metal work back there to come; tailgate, fuel cell mounting,  tool box building.  Seatbelt shoulder harness mounts are installed. And front tube fenders are coming together,  nothing spectacular with the design yet,  just getting a good tight fit so far.

















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« Reply #119 on: December 29, 2018, 03:35:06 PM »

Banged out a quick little 3d part from a 2d draft, with the plasma table. A couple slight modifications for the drivers side,  (this side is acceptable with tweaking). Once corrected I'll modify the drawing to knockout the drivers side to be a bolt on pattern.

You can also see where I modified the hood flange, due to slanting the grill rearward allowing a 1.5" drop off the front edge for visibility. It was no longer 90 degrees to the tub face,  so I had to re-crease the flange higher on the grill side.








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« Reply #120 on: December 31, 2018, 05:34:34 PM »

Added some branding to the new fender. It will have some stainless mesh on the back later. Learned the bend radius dimensions after 1st run,  adjusted the drawing on this run, bent out in perfect x/y dims. Doesn't sound like much,  but it really is from a fab stand point= less time and tweaking. Glued the skin to the tube with some silicon bronze;  it blends much easier being a softer material;  and less heat in the sheet metal.

Also had some time to draw the tailgate opening replacement...



















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« Reply #121 on: December 31, 2018, 07:16:51 PM »

Thats the type of stuff I like to see, actual application to make a better product. Seems like lots of people spend more time dicking with a plasma table for "one off" flat bracket stuff that could be cut by hand.

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« Reply #122 on: December 31, 2018, 09:22:19 PM »

Thats the type of stuff I like to see, actual application to make a better product. Seems like lots of people spend more time dicking with a plasma table for "one off" flat bracket stuff that could be cut by hand.

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