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    i'd avoid any kind of tubing with a seam in it, its just gonna throw the balance off more.

    ps: whats gonna happen when your spaghetti ass fencepost driveshaft snaps and the rear half slices through your car and lodges in your bumhole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clay72 View Post
    Why? Or are you just saying that because stock 7MGTE headgaskets are ****?

    The 7m is very similar to the 5m except, better.
    Oh no, please not this crap again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenie View Post
    wait wait wait


    thats a corolla on the island, why doesnt it have supras?
    funny you say that, we had a meet some time ago and realized not one corolla had supras on it. It was funny, we all laughed at how long that has taken.

    Mike when did you get it out of the forest?

    As for welding, just grind off the galvanize, its just surface coating over regular steel, it should weld fine. But i dont know if the fence post will work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenie View Post
    ps: whats gonna happen when your spaghetti ass fencepost driveshaft snaps and the rear half slices through your car and lodges in your bumhole?
    Like pure nirvana chris...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavi Mike View Post
    Wait, the weld thing was serious? If you don't grind the galvanize off, it will give of toxic fumes when you weld it. But I think the biggest matter is that fence posts and other types of rolled metals are terribly off balance. I can picture some redneck hillbilly doing it in some rock-climbing thing but not in a car that spins the shaft at 8+ grand. Yeah, that won't vibrate and rip right out of the car or anything LOL
    shhh ur ganna ruin the fun part of this swap.

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    You should make some acrylic cam box covers. Because that would just be straight illin.

    I think pressure treated cedar would be better than chain-link post. Keep the termites out.
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    this is a new high ( low ) in ghetto..

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    i prefer a broomstick ziptied to the yokes, hell ya, who else rocks a 1 pound driveshaft?

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    Im flame broiling in my pants

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenR View Post
    isn't that wagon from Wash.?

    Eddie would be the fella's name i htink

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    idiots post your pics so i can stop stealing google images and making stupid pictures in paint
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    Dude!! Air Crossmember!!! Tiiiiiight!
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    lols nvm. you edited as i posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavi Mike View Post
    But I think the biggest matter is that fence posts and other types of rolled metals are terribly off balance. I can picture some redneck hillbilly doing it in some rock-climbing thing
    haha funny you said that my buddy who builds rock crawlers and mud boggers made a drive shaft out of 4"- 1/4"wall square tubing it weighed a **** load and was rediculous but when crawling at like .005km it works good.


    edit- now that i look at that picture it's not that truck it was his other one but whatever thats the kinda trucks he builds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JungleMatic View Post
    woops quote, clicked the wrong dude

    Serious lol
    I don't know if you would get a good weld on it with all that **** comming off.
    Its just what I was told by some sheetmetal dude.
    Are you trying to make stuff up again?
    I asked a question, I never said it was a fact.

    And I was not talking about the strength of welding shiny metal, I was talking about health risks associated with it. I would be more worried about welds of unknown strength on suspension parts, or rollcages then adverse health effects from welding galvanized metal.

    The DMCC specs for rollcages says undercutting cannot be more then 0.01" deep, is this checked at all?

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