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Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #60
I'll steal this project ideas  ;D ;)

It's like my dream body work! Especially the idеa of removable exo-cage.

Are those Recip Maxi 3D tires sold only in UK and Holland? How about Eastern Europe, maybe Poland or Romania? They are about 32x9.5 size;   235*2=470*0.85=399.5mm 16"*25.4=406.4mm 399.5+406.4=805.9mm   805.9/25.4=31.73" tall tires on 16" rim and they're a bit narrower than 9.5, 235mm= 9.25" so 31.73x9.25 R16

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #61
Unbelievable build. WOW nice.

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #62


It's like my dream body work! Especially the idеa of removable exo-cage.

Are those Recip Maxi 3D tires sold only in UK and Holland? How about Eastern Europe, maybe Poland or Romania? They are about 32x9.5 size;   235*2=470*0.85=399.5mm 16"*25.4=406.4mm 399.5+406.4=805.9mm   805.9/25.4=31.73" tall tires on 16" rim and they're a bit narrower than 9.5, 235mm= 9.25" so 31.73x9.25 R16


I bought them in Germany (www.offroadreifen.com). They ship to many countries for a very reasonable price!
That tire size is just perfect for strengthened Suzuki axles ;D

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #63
That is REALLY nice!  What is thermal paint?  Powdercoating?  If so, I was surprised to learn that powdercoat doesn't prevent rust as well as I thought it would.  I had my steel wheels powdercoated and they are starting to rust on the edges.  I think what happens is on any sharp corner, the powder either is blown thinner during application or during baking.  It's thin enough so where it will start to rust.  Just thought I'd mention that in case you have the same thing happen.  Simple enough fix would be to apply undercoating over the powdercoat.

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #64

That is REALLY nice!  What is thermal paint? 


After sandblasting  the metal a protective layer of molten zinc is sprayed on to form a protective layer.
Over this layer you can either use paint or powdercoating.

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #65

...  I had my steel wheels powdercoated and they are starting to rust on the edges.  I think what happens is on any sharp corner, the powder either is blown thinner during application or during baking.  It's thin enough so where it will start to rust...



You are correct! This is good for anyone that is taking items to be powder-coated, to think about. Any sharp edges, or burrs need to be removed or "rounded" to get best results. When in doubt, ask the shop if there is anything YOU can do, before leaving your parts, to make the finished part better. Or ask them "what would you do if this was yours?"  my 2 cents
Before you judge a man, you must first walk a mile in his shoes. Then, when you judge him, you'll be a MILE away...AND you'll have his SHOES!

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #66
Very nice front tubing/grille work!

I love to see Tin Top bodies removed from the frame.  [black_s] ;D

Awesome job, it's super clean!  8) 8)

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #67
The inside done.




Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #68
Holy crap!  I know it's been said a hundred times, but really - amazing work!  How long have you been custom fabricating?  How long have you been honing your welding skills?  Is this your day job, or deo you just have that much free time?

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #69
I ordered some custom made gauges from Germany.
They didn't have Samurai gauges so in return for a large discount I sent them mine.
I took a couple of months but today I finally received them.

They're not installed yet, but these pics give a good idea how they will look.

Here's a pic with a dark background (lights off)



And here a pic with lighting in the background.
The pic was taken when it was going dark outside.
When installed the lighting will make the blue and red even brighter!



Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #70
how much were the gauges? Do they come in different colors? Nice work on the build. F'in sweet.  [rockon]
NEW PROJECT: Geo Tracker SAS w/yota's,  links, air shocks hopefully if build goes as planned.....

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #71

how much were the gauges? Do they come in different colors? Nice work on the build. F'in sweet.  [rockon]


They come in different colors and cost about $ 50,-.

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #72
Really nice build! Those gauges are friggen' nice. They even put your name on 'em.

The thermal coating sounds like the way to go to prevent rust. I don;t know how available that process is in the U.S.
Thanks for taking the time to document your build for us, I sure appreciate it.
Proud parent of a U.S. Navy sailor.

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #73
your TT brings tears to my eyes, nice work. very nice work

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #74
Last pieces of the puzzle arrived!
The tubing is back from the powder coater.
It was coated grey and partially black.














Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #75
Wow that is sharp. Can't wait to see it assembled
Proud parent of a U.S. Navy sailor.

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #76
Me too ;D!
But we have to wait a little while longer.
Tomorrow I'm going to the south of France for a three week holiday.
Quality time with the wife and kids.
Very nice, but I also can't wait to get back and see this project finished!

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Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #77
I can't believe you have time for all this with a wife and kids. That is a beautiful build you have going. I love the attention to detail/quality of work.

Enjoy your vacation. We'll look forward to an update in a few weeks.
Winter [greenverttracks] Spring [greenvertside] Summer [doorlessgreen] Fall [greensamside]

I'm a firm believer in percussive maintenance...

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #78
Wow, everything is looking great!  Can you tell is where you purchased the gauges?  Are they plastic or paper?

Re: bodywork Tin Top
Reply #79
Can you tell is where you purchased the gauges?  Are they plastic or paper?


They are plastic!

http://www.tacho-cartuning.de/home1.htm