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Posted 11/12/2017 7:20:12 AM


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OOooooo...... That's cool. I see you've got the bolts in for the connection to the other rim as well. Are those welded?

One thing I notice is that the proxy shocks don't seem to be symmetrical. Is that just the photo or is it suppose to be like that?
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Posted 11/12/2017 1:24:06 PM
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Hi Vertigo great to see the wheels on and long shots of your tumbler. I did build mine quickly however remember i cheated using a running driving car which saved so much time. Some parts of my car are a bit out of scale however i still love the way it looks especially because i was able to use around 60 percent of the original car. For other builders i would say enjoy it . If you dont then you will lose motivation and give up. It is very tough at times you question why your even doing it but when you complete a stage or the project the feeling is indescribable. I wanted to show anyone can do it with simple tools and asking for help when needed.

Simple rules for a builder.
1. Can you afford it.
2. Will your loved ones mind you doing the project and not seeing you for weeks and months.
3. Do you have a large garage.
4. Do you possess or have a friend relative that can give technical guidance and help.
5. Can you still afford it ?

That will do for now i think not wishing to hijack thread.
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Posted 11/12/2017 6:38:32 PM
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sly,
"OOooooo...... That's cool. I see you've got the bolts in for the connection to the other rim as well. Are those welded?

One thing I notice is that the proxy shocks don't seem to be symmetrical. Is that just the photo or is it suppose to be like that?"

The axle hub bolts pass through both inner and outer protruding wheel mounting plates before the lug bolts are screwed on. The nuts on the inner dually wheels in the photos are temporary.

The axle hub wheel mounting bolts have 1" diameter heads, 5/8" length of splined bolt below the head, and are pressed in with a hydraulic press from the back side of the axle hub.

Proxy shocks are symmetrical and the off angles of the camera to exact center tend to distort the photo images.

Not to say that everything is in exact alignment. At this stage that would be unlikely and most probably will require some adjustments. May even have to install heavier duty axle shock mounts. vertigo
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Posted 11/13/2017 6:26:40 PM
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One very important thing I learned when working out the rear dually wheel setup on my Tumbler is just how important it really is to mount one of the rear SAM-43 Super Swamper tires on a 16.5 x 12 inch rim and weight loading the setup with 1500 lbs of weight before taking relevant measurements. My rear dually setup plan is to have 2-2.5 inches between the dually mounted tires. Had I not taken the time to do this set up testing prior to planning my rear dually setup I would have made some major measurement errors as the attached photo-images illustrate. vertigo

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Finished everything including final painting on one of my rear outside dually wheels and 90% of welding on the other outside dually wheel.
Could not resist placing my two non-mounted SAM-43 tires against the sides of the two finished axle mounted tires to see what the four dually mounted wheel will look like. vertigo


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Posted 11/14/2017 4:19:08 PM


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That looks good. The wheels really bring the size of the car into perspective
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Had I not taken the time to do this set up testing prior to planning my rear dually setup I would have made some major measurement errors
Good point, and something most of us, well, me anyway, wouldn't have considered.


That looks good. The wheels really bring the size of the car into perspective
That's for sure! Very intimidating.
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Posted 11/14/2017 5:14:29 PM
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Hey sly and bopenstein,
Thanks for taking notice.
Finished welding, cleanup, and painting my 4th rear dually wheel today.
Hope to mount the tires on these wheels and these on the Tumbler rear this weekend. vertigo
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Hey Vertigo.

Looking good man and like the progress.
Wow the tires on the rims do make a big difference.
Keep it coming man.



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Posted 11/15/2017 5:30:55 PM
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Hey War Machine,
Thanks for taking notice.
Any progress on planning, building, or on setting up your build space.
What is your next step? vertigo
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