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TutTech
09-09-2007, 08:17 PM
My buddy just bought a RZR and the first thing he wanted
to do was to re cage it.

So we just got started and here are some pics of
what we are doing do far.


1
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/277050049.jpg



2
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/277050044.jpg


3
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/277050047.jpg



And here is how it looks so far.

4
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/277050057.jpg


In a couple weekends we will finish it up and I will post more
of how its going.


Thanks for looking.

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Rorty
09-09-2007, 10:04 PM
Too nice! http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b237/Rorty/PIX/marry_me.gif

TutTech
09-10-2007, 12:44 AM
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Right back at ya buddy...

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Have to take off for the next weekends race and all but
then after the race the fallowing weekend we should get the doors
closed in and start the front and back bumpers and finish
the down bars behind the cab.

Anyways like my mini buggy we work like mad... take
time off... work like mad... tak... I think you get the point.


Next weekend is a race and time to play with the toys we
have built then the next weekend we will get back onto
our builds and I will post more pics etc.


Thanks and talk to you more soon.
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TutTech
09-23-2007, 07:47 PM
Ok not only did I work on the buggy but I helped out a little
on my buddies RZR also today.


Here take a look.
Back cage coming together really nicely.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/279798130.jpg


side shot showing the new door cage and it will be closed in with
aluminum making a completed side panel for the RZR.
Very safe and very nice.
here
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/279798129.jpg


and one more shot of it closer up.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/279798127.jpg


still more to go but looking good already.

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ProtoDie
09-23-2007, 07:50 PM
Nice work Tut

plkracer
09-23-2007, 08:02 PM
Looks a lot safer than the stocker. are those things tipsy, they look narrow from the rear.

Stomper
10-17-2007, 12:55 PM
Very cool! are you working off of plans or just figuring it out as you go because I have a buddy that has one and would like to do the same. Great work

Rorty
10-17-2007, 04:24 PM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b237/Rorty/PIX/bravo.gif

TutTech
10-21-2007, 10:46 PM
We are just making it up as we go.

Its almost done.
We added the roof bars, back down bars, aluminum side doors and
roof and well I just need to fully weld it.

I will get some new pics soon.

Thanks and as far as narrow ya pretty small even smaller than
a Rhino but so far no tipping over we are going to Glamis soon
so we will see how it does in the dunes.
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Thanks for the kind words.
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TutTech
10-22-2007, 03:21 PM
Ok finished up Johns RZR today.

Here are some pics.


Front

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/284650382.jpg





Side

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/284650386.jpg





the other side

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/284650385.jpg




Back

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/284650387.jpg

and a shot of my tube fitting and of course my welds
Once cleaned they will look a lot better plus after powder coat they
will almost not even be seen.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/16364336/284650389.jpg


Now to clean it up, powder coat it and powder coat the side panels and
roof and it will be all ready for Glamis!


Thanks for looking.
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K-fab
10-22-2007, 04:49 PM
I [smilie=bow.gif] to your welds!

I'm just now learning TIG and man, what an art. *I'm getting the hang of it, but how in the world do you keep from sticking the tungsten into your work? *(practice, practice, practice) That's been my biggest problem. *I also have to concentrate on keeping the torch perpendicular or just slightly tilted into the puddle. *So much to pay attention to. *[smilie=blink.gif]

Your work is fantastic Tut. *[smilie=blowkiss.gif]

hero_saku39
10-22-2007, 06:04 PM
That's mig welded isn't it?

TheDoc
10-22-2007, 07:16 PM
Looks like TIG not enough splatter for a mig?

matchew
10-22-2007, 07:29 PM
Looks like flux cored wire to me...if it is then SUPER BRAVO to you! Nice cage also!

boilermaker
10-23-2007, 12:11 AM
That weld looks like 6010 or 6011 . Pipelines all over the world have been welded with that rod, easy to use too. If it's wirefeed, it should be smoother and the"stack of dimes" look would be blended together to make a smoother bead. Nice workmanship .

masterfabr
10-23-2007, 07:00 AM
I [smilie=bow.gif] to your welds!

I'm just now learning TIG and man, what an art. *I'm getting the hang of it, but how in the world do you keep from sticking the tungsten into your work? *(practice, practice, practice) That's been my biggest problem. *I also have to concentrate on keeping the torch perpendicular or just slightly tilted into the puddle. *So much to pay attention to. *[smilie=blink.gif]

THe tungsten *needs to extend only approx 1/16" beyond the gas lense. If you're dipping it into thew weld puddle then you most likely have it too far out.I run mine almost flush with the gas lense unless I must extend it further such as with an extreme fishmouth angle. Some welders use a "walking"technique where you actually rest the gas lense on the workpiece and rock it back and forth to "walk" the torch forward and keep the arc a constant length.

masterfabr
10-23-2007, 07:05 AM
BTW those welds are not TIG in the pics. The pic shows welds that may be strong enough but they need some practice and adjustment of technique. The weld process is not as important as proper penetration and fillet size. Otherwise very nice work,tut.

TutTech
10-23-2007, 03:30 PM
Ya my welds are strong but only look so so.
I have very strong welds and have raced and well uhm crashed
a few times so I know they are strong but only look ok.
I burn on a pretty slow wire speed so my welds are
hot. Which for the thicker tubeing I use is strong.
As for looks ya they only look ok and I do need to run
over them with the wire wheel to clean the spatter and
shielding off.


As for what type of welder?
Its a 110volt wire feed, flux core no bottle from your
standard Home Depot, Lincoln welder.


I have an ESAB 220v mig welder with bottle for
doing bigger jobs.

Anyways thanks for the kind words and helpful input.

Thanks.
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renegadespec1
10-23-2007, 09:51 PM
Hey Tut,
What do you got cookin this weekend?

K-fab
10-23-2007, 10:07 PM
Okay, my bad on the TIG call. *I'll be the first to admit that I'm quite green when it comes to the different types and styles of welding. *What can I say - I'm a bit sheltered - more or less self taught with a bit of guidance when I've been out at ATV Racing.

Master - thanks for the info. *Most of my problem is just keeping my hand steady. *I'm getting better every time I fire up the TIG machine - I'd not done much TIG welding up until the past couple of weeks - I'm still very much a newbie with it and just now starting to notice the differences in heat settings, how far out I stick the tungsten and such. *Won't take me too terribly long to get the hang of it, though.

masterfabr
10-24-2007, 10:43 AM
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Master - thanks for the info. *Most of my problem is just keeping my hand steady. *I'm getting better every time I fire up the TIG machine - I'd not done much TIG welding up until the past couple of weeks - I'm still very much a newbie with it and just now starting to notice the differences in heat settings, how far out I stick the tungsten and such. *Won't take me too terribly long to get the hang of it, though. Lots of practice will cure all your problems.Another thing that can't be stressed too much is to be in a comfortable position when TIGging especially when learning techniques.Post some pics of your welds and we'll see if we can help you out some. If you decide to try your hand at aluminum you will definitely need some pointers since aluminum is a totally different animal than steel to weld.

TutTech
10-24-2007, 10:55 PM
I think master is 100% correct on being comfortable.
The more "Stable" and "comfortable" you are the better your
welds will look.
This also includes being on the right power and wire
speed settings.

To hot and you will have to go to fast and your welds will
be weak and look weak.
To slow and you will burn through your metal or simpley
have very large caterpillar fatty welds.

If I can get a chair and sit when I weld I love it.
But mostly I cannot so I take a knee and stable my
hand with my other hand.
Then I make a practice run over my weld to see how far
or how much of a pass I can do.
Coming from say one side to pass clear to the other side.
So I can go around a single tube in two passes only
having two start and stop points looks a lot better.

Anyways this weekend?
I pinched a nerve in my shoulder and may have torn
some muscle etc in it also so I am waiting for
X-rays etc.
If all go well and I can get the pain to stop... not
even Vicaden? Sp? is working.... dang.


Anyways if all goes well I want to work on my other more
play car I have going.
I have shocks etc to mock up and what not.
I need to get a 2 inch stick of Chromoly to make a torsion
houseing and what not.
But ya if all goes well I want to work on it.

This is it so far.
Work on it has been slow with racing, getting ready for the Baja 1000
at work and now my mest up shoulder and all.

Here is a side shot
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/17747465/284682878.jpg




a shot of the back
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/17747465/284682877.jpg



and a shot of the front sort of.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL169/1054762/17747465/284682871.jpg


Its all coming together pretty well and very nice.


Thanks.

boilermaker
10-24-2007, 11:21 PM
Hay , i feel for you on the shoulder, that's why i had to retire early. I have two bad shoulders, a bad back,and need to get my knees done again,i know what pain is . I know Evil Kinevl had to have hurt a lot!!!!!

TutTech
10-25-2007, 12:00 AM
Oh man I cant retire I have way to much work to do!


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flyerrider
10-25-2007, 12:12 AM
I weld much better after 2 beers. *If I keep a 1 beer per hour pace after that I weld pretty consistently. *Funny, but it works. *My buddy's the same way. *Without beer his Tig welds are incredible. *After 2 beers his welds look like sex on metal

masterfabr
10-25-2007, 07:46 AM
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renegadespec1
10-25-2007, 08:32 AM
Pain....
Pain don't hurt [smilie=mhihi.gif]
It's the shakes and numbness that gets me...and the green stripes that comes with shot tendons...
Sorry to hear your broken...guess I'll have to break the Boss's buggy by myself [smilie=blink.gif]

TutTech
10-25-2007, 08:48 PM
**After 2 beers his welds look like sex on metal


I wish I could weld that good.
That sounds awesome.

I just cant drink.
Dang allergic to stuff like that.
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And ya I wish I could get my arm to wake up and not be all tingle
and pins and needles.
Plus the shakes suck right now.
And I dont even know what I did it just started one night wakeing
me up hurting and has not stopped yet.
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Atleast if it was some cool motorcycle crash like K-fab or something
I could brag about it... but nope I am just getting old.
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Will see how it goes also I have some fires kind of getting close
to my house so I dont think I will go to far or what not and
hang around the garage so I am sure I will end up atleast
working on a piece or to of the play car.


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K-fab
10-25-2007, 09:02 PM
At least if it was some cool motorcycle crash like K-fab or something I could brag about it... but nope I am just getting old.
[smilie=ashamed.gif] ROFLMAO!!! * [smilie=blowkiss.gif]
Trust me - it wasn't a cool crash and it's done nothing but tell me that I'm not 20 anymore. *[smilie=banghead.gif]
It will be 12 weeks ago this Sunday and I'm sick of it.
I'm sure you're aware of the phrase "With age comes a cage."
If I could just get myself to a) believe that and b) follow that, I'd probably quit making snapping/crunching noises when I hit the ground. *[smilie=icon_bolt.gif]

TutTech
10-25-2007, 09:09 PM
"With age comes a cage."
If I could just get myself to a) believe that and b) follow that, I'd probably quit making snapping/crunching noises when I hit the ground. *[smilie=icon_bolt.gif]

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Ok now that right there was funny.
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Ya I switched to the cage awhile ago.
I like it and so does my wife.
a lot less trips to the doctors.
And I can still make it to work after a weekend of racing
or Glamis.

Very cool well it sounds like you will be doing even better soon?
Riding in Pistol Petes TT#2 sounds awesome!

I get to play chase and run after our race car we just built...
heck its not even done yet!
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Anyways you take it easy on that leg until you have to and
no riding until after the 1000
Maybe we can even meet up in Cabo?
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dent
02-21-2008, 09:18 AM
I really like the cage, if you produce another one to sell, please let me know.
thanks
dent