Hey Frank,Isn't the top rad tank and the hose a bit exposed Ryan, in a roll-over?
It seems mighty close to that top tube, unless there will be more tube protecting it.
Thanks Dude.Beautiful work as always Ryan.
Its looking awesome!
I like the rad brackets with the dimple die holes.
I want to get a set of dimple dies, what set do you have?
It was me, (Clive) actually Ryan, but its good to know you have everything covered.Hey Frank,
There will be a smaller diameter tube, probably 1 1/4" going across similar to the removable tube I have above the fuel cell. but it will be laid more flat so as to not be higher than the roof line. Then I'll put some plate between this and the roof bar to provide a bit more protection. This will also give something for a small cowl that will be on the roof to help direct airflow to the rad. This crossbar will also give me a good mounting point for the brake lights and hazard lights that I need to run so that's kind of the thinking.
Sorry Clive! Not sure why I thought it was Frank. Cheers for the compliment. It's been and still is a massive learning curve.It was me, (Clive) actually Ryan, but its good to know you have everything covered.
Whenever I’ve seen these trucks close up, I’ve often thought the rad(s) could be better positioned, but then when given some thought, I’ve always ended up just about where you’ve put it
Of course, and sadly, I’ve never been involved with building one, so I’m an armchair observer...
Anyhoo, envy aside, it’s coming on beautifully and such class workmanship too, simply staggering
Thanks dude. It's coming along, just soooo slowly. The ECU was very much a rum, lets call it investment. I'll pm you shortly.WOW!
Great work Ryan! You never cease to amaze me!
When you weld the hinges into the sump can you post some more pics of that please, I may have to do something similar on my 1UZ as the sump is awfully close to the front diff, even after I've notched a bit out.
How much was the ECU if you dont mind me asking? (PM me if you'd prefer)
I know right! In hindsight I should have just bought a gearbox and restored the 70. But it was properly rotten so not sure how much of it could have been saved.Not Much of a 70 series is it!
Are Mog axles permitted?
Serious work but with the cad library you are creating you could have a separate business manufacturing King Truck custom parts. Any idea of a WE and VCG from the cad?
Ah ok, yes Fusion360 gives me a weight estimate and CoG. But I don’t have the whole build in one programme. All of the tube work is in bendtech which does give a weight estimate but not CoG. There is a way to link bendtech to solidworks but the licence to do that ain’t cheap.Does the cad give you a weight estimate and vertical centre of gravity, I suppose you can do this via spreadsheet but takes abit longer. Just as you move stuff around you can tell how its going to affect weight distribution. There is Defender90 somewhere on youtube on mog axles with a v8 and id say it is a sub 13s 1/4mile lol. If I was you I would just make a fibreglass body fairing in one piece for ease. very flexible and easy to repair and light.