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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed] #991619 04/08/13 08:21 AM
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there are advantages to a kit, but i can't spent that kind of cash on poor little suzi. i kinda figured i'd scavenge the whole front off a sammy, then figure a way to make whatever frame extension pieces, spring mounts, steering whatevers and i don't know whats.
there are some others making parts for the swap(toy axles seem popular also) that i might approach first. i'm not too sure @ calmini....i've heard complaints. their stuff looks good though.
i don't think anything 's happening too soon.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991620 04/15/13 12:42 AM
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i'm still slowly constructing some sort of skid plates under suzi the psychic, and am beginning to do more than lay on my back and stare at it.
i added some mount points on the chassis, for the transmission plate.
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it may make sense later. it may work.

picad041913
mabe braces.
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i will try to get some better pics-


babalon042015
it should look something like this under the transmission when it's finished...
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gressad042113
added some more weight under the transfercase.
got stuck when i broke a tap off in one of the added mount points.
[Linked Image]
that's it for this weekend.....

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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991621 04/15/13 02:20 AM
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Will you be making a belly pan?

Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed] #991622 04/15/13 06:31 AM
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Will you be making a belly pan?

sort of- i had fashioned a skid plate to protect the oil pan and front differential. now i'm working on a plate for the transmission area, plus one to cover the transfercase.
i have some ideas to protect the side body mount and trailing arm brackets. i've been finding large rocks on my travels.

Last edited by rascott; 04/16/13 08:33 AM.

'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991623 04/27/13 11:31 PM
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i finally recycled my $5 yardsale special one functional wheel 6" benchtop grinder. now have a hf 8" that is sooo much more useful' i feel empowered to continue.
i also got a new tap and a real tap handle.

figured out some bracein'(and cut the plate) for the transfer case.
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"armored" the trailing link mount, added some brackets along the chassis, and fixed-up the front/side body mount, glueing it on with 50# of welding slag.
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if i stick this piece on those brackets, it might get hit by rocks, but may stay on.
[Linked Image]

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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991624 04/29/13 01:01 AM
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Might you also be planning supports for an overhead rack via verticals from the sliders?

Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed] #991625 04/29/13 03:57 PM
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Might you also be planning supports for an overhead rack via verticals from the sliders?

nah- i'm sure a roof rack would encourage overloading, and i carry way too much stuff as it is.
i should look in the bottom layers and see what i can chuck out and not miss.............
suzi the psychic has the little motor.
getting your leisure time figured out? can't beat the weather we've been having...makes work less interesting- i keep thinking i should be someplace else...

i am running 05/09-0513. probably ef carson(if my brother is able) or french meadows/hellhole(if he's not).

Last edited by rascott; 04/29/13 04:02 PM.

'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991626 04/30/13 01:33 AM
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the driver's side slider thing was easier to do than the other side.

[Linked Image]

it shouldn't fall off, and may fend off a rock or two.
now i now plan to finish the skid plate project.

looking like french meadows/hellhole area for next window- busy brother.......

update050513
finished the skid /rock guard project.
i have 3 days to unpack/sort/repack......

haha05091303:31
dropped a lugnut as i was changing a wheel. into a gopher hole. perfect shot. went in about a foot, and around a corner. made a big hole next to my driveway and recovered it. interesting tunnel systems those creatures construct.

Last edited by rascott; 05/09/13 11:41 AM.

'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991627 05/13/13 09:03 PM
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suzi the psychic and i did some exploratory pokings around the loon lake, hellhole, and french meadows reservoirs.
i found the loon lake to rubicon connector challenging.
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i decided not to throw myself at the little sluice box.
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camped at loon, wentwoth springs, and talbot(mf american).

mo'pic0521
tried to get to soda springs(hwy80) from french meadows, but finally found some real snow......
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took a different tack to come out in auburn. nice drive.
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Last edited by rascott; 05/22/13 05:21 AM.

'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991628 06/02/13 06:43 AM
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i kinda beat-up little suzi the psychic a bit this last run, when we went to look at the rubicon. hit the exhaust some, but it's still functional, blew a bead on one of my fronts that didn't re-seat completely, and bent the left trailing arm again.
i modified a spare left side arm by welding some angle iron to it and moving the brake cable bracket.
[Linked Image]
mabe it'll be stronger.
i expect to try it out in july.
gonna try the rubicon again.

i also munched up my front skid plate, and may see if i can straighten and stiffen it before i go......

mabe the gas tank is a bit vunerable- the stock skid is more of a skin plate....



adpic060213
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the 2nd bent one.

Last edited by rascott; 06/03/13 07:12 AM.
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