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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2015, 09:08:17 AM »
nice work indeed! it always amazes me those little rack and pinnion's hold up cause they wouldn't in my rail. i've seen a number of them break at the dunes over the years.
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2015, 11:19:59 AM »
Way to post a build thread deranged.  Love the build.

Thanks!  This has been a fun build actually

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2015, 11:22:21 AM »
Damn nice. I take it that you have done this before.

Thank you sir.  Yep, I built a Rorty R-16 back in 09/10.  I learned a lot on that build.  What I liked, and what I didn't like.  Here in Michigan, this new build will suit me very well.  Silver Lake is 1 hour from my house, and TONS of 2-tracks to hammer on.  The Rorty was just too wide.  That needed the desert.

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2015, 11:24:45 AM »
nice work indeed! it always amazes me those little rack and pinnion's hold up cause they wouldn't in my rail. i've seen a number of them break at the dunes over the years.

DS, its actually pretty good size.  It's bigger than my rack in the Rorty car I had.  My son's mini proto die car has the baby rack to mine.  Ill post a pic later of the comparison.  This car will weigh in at about 900#'s 

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2015, 11:49:01 AM »
it is just the pic,  900lbs is a good weight class
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2015, 11:56:33 AM »
it is just the pic,  900lbs is a good weight class

Here is a pic of the rack, and the one in my son's car, and a yummy adult beverage bottle for reference.

 
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2015, 08:07:40 PM »
I mocked up my fuel cell tonight.  It is pretty tight, but it fits very well.  we had art and craft tonight with some poster board to fit things up.  Tomorrow, I will cut the real deal out of some 14 gauge stainless.





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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2015, 08:39:16 PM »
Well,I'm about a dyslexic moron. I had been ignoring this thread since I kept reading it as AR-15 not AR 51. I have little interest in reading about guns. Once I pulled my head out today, I see it's about a gun I truly like.  ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D   Back to the topic though,I LIKE THIS BUILD!!!!!! VERY NICE WORK!!!!
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2015, 05:31:27 AM »
So no chance of a gun section? I prefer to keep my stash a secret.

D has really flown thru this build, with some nice work!!  Are you running Ricks bearing assembly and fixed cv joints?
You can keep your CHANGE, I'd like to keep my DOLLAR.

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2015, 07:51:27 AM »
No expert here.  But, maybe consider a shield / double wall on the under side of the tank?  That chain lets loose and it gets punctured?



I see it as AR 15 too.  To make Fabr's day, we are gonna quote a Rap superstar.  (He loves him some good rap.) 

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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2015, 07:57:51 AM »
I'm by no means anti gun. I am a gun toting redneck though. Just not all ate up with the subject is all.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2015, 07:00:33 PM »
Well,I'm about a dyslexic moron. I had been ignoring this thread since I kept reading it as AR-15 not AR 51. I have little interest in reading about guns. Once I pulled my head out today, I see it's about a gun I truly like.  ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D   Back to the topic though,I LIKE THIS BUILD!!!!!! VERY NICE WORK!!!!

HAA!!  That's some funny $*%@!!
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2015, 07:04:46 PM »
You are correct Yummi, there is provisions for a chain guard.

In this pic, you see the large hole for the fuel pump, to the left of that there is 2 tapped bungs kinda in-line with each other, that is where a formed chain guard will go, just in case.





I would say the fitment looks pretty darn close.  It should fit up nice to weld.



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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2015, 05:29:16 AM »
NOTHING to show for the last 2 months.....  Ive been in Juarez Mexico, Elpaso, Nashville, and Cleveland on multiple projects.  BUT I almost have the coin for a nice shiny set of Kings...
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Re: AR-51 build
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2015, 07:29:38 AM »
So, I guess it's skid plate Sunday?


Between work projects I managed to get the skid plates built and in, some sheet metal on the sides, and doing dome CAD on the bonnet portion.  Here is one version



And here is the open version.  I am leaning toward the more covered up version.


And a pic from the driver seat.  It looks as if I will have pretty good vision with the full cover.


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