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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:11 pm 
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what method have people used to to virtual lift the guards on there Zooks?
was thinking along the lines of cut new lines in outer guard and cut a line around the inner guard around 70mm and fill in with new plate?? is this the "right" method?
I plan on running 31s with no lift. so around 75mm total lift with front diff 50mmish forward and rear back 50mm ish.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Sierra?
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:48 pm 
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oh sorry Sierra, tin top narrow track

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:57 pm 
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So ya back is better then?

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:00 pm 
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This is probably the EASIEST way... Maybe not the best..

http://www2.izook.com/?page_id=460

I think this is the Tasmanian way.... :rofl:
http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j ... GUGvFHa7VA


The VW Dave way..... or at least whoever he bought his off.
http://forum.difflock.com/viewtopic.php ... 80adc1fad0

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:08 pm 
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thanks jas. first method looks the goods!

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:36 pm 
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how much can be taken from front guards before it interferes with headlights?

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:30 pm 
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iv done this to the rear of mine i just didnt go as hard out i still got a bout 1inch out of it

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:32 pm 
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i only rolled the whole lip in i thought that was dodgy enough dont know about do as far up that u need to rivert it back together

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:08 pm 
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how much can be taken from front guards before it interferes with headlights?


Cut to the middle of the half finger dent that runs around the wheelarch, maybe a bit more without dramas.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:28 pm 
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Is that body design or because of the square lights?

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Square headlights

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:07 pm 
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arnt the gaurd the same holden drover \ nt and wt apart from the flare mount im so cinfused im working tonight so maybe that has somthing to do with it i dunno:(

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:14 pm 
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The cutout hole behind the headlight is meant to be different?

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:28 pm 
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smaller reflector will let you take more out of the headlight bucket area, there have been some good pics posted of someones modded front guards/buckets where the section was cut, flipped & welded back in or something similar.

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:34 pm 
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i get :-)

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:32 am 
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sweet! 1ltr Sierra! should be fairly straight forward!

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:42 am 
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what engine u running? still the 1l ?

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:01 pm 
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yep dead stock straight 1ltr atm.
will get a,gti/auto combo tho

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:50 pm 
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I did the first method that jas put up and I hate it looks so cheap n nasty on the rear

But on the front I cut it all off n replaced the missing bits. Looks so much cleaner n can't really tell it has been done

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:32 pm 
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so re welded another bit in? that i thought would be the better option i cut it but only folded the lip i measured that i achieved about an inch more but i only need room for 31s and i probly dont even need that, next time i will defently weld i a new peice i think like gvzookdriver said

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:16 pm 
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I'm thinking of riviting a flair material under the guard where the bits are re-attached (see bunnings edgeing or similar)..
I will be pinching front clip in to follow lines of the bonnet as well as this is a 100% offroad truck

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:09 pm 
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i think u should seal it thou

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:02 am 
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This is where I'm at with my rear virtual lift. It's a 33' tyre with no lift.
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This is the strip I've cut from the inside of the guard. Just cut out enough so the outer lip of the body lines up with the highest points of the inner gurad, that way the strip you weld in will be flush.
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I can take some pic's of what I've done on the front if you like?

just a warning..welding these thin suzuki panels upside down is shit, I wouldn't have attempted it if I wasn't going to remove the body, flip it and weld the right way up.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:22 am 
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grabbed from my build thread

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Cut started for front virtual lift

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Another view showing the clearance gained

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cut the inner guards from the outer last weekend. Ground off all the unnecessary brackets and crap and cleaned and painted them up.

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Outer lip of inner guard. 30mm of outer guard that was left over from the virtual lift has been ground off at the spot welds.
This should retain all the integrity of the inner guard.

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Out guard fully cut ,painted up and ready to be married up to inner.

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Close up of front cut showing the line we took.

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Firewall Massage to match guard cut line.

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Weld line we took up inside of guard

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:02 pm 
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not sure how mine was done it was done when i got it....but has 50mm cut out....front hugs the fire wall.... want some pictures?

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:07 pm 
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sure pics always help :)
looks good guys, hooki how much did you take out?

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:18 pm 
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from damo's build thread, there are more pics of it finished here viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1902&p=389314&hilit=headlight+bucket+cut#p389314

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I've got about 50mm cut out of the inner guard, plus a bit up near the headlight bucket. You can see a little rust at the back of the wheel arch, i'll be cutting that out too.
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The 50mm strips are from a section of zinc coated sheet, which looks like it's about 0.8mm. I got it for free from a sheetmetal place.
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To get the curve I used the head of a hammer on the foam cushoin of my workshop chair. It worked really well!
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The rear piece is tacked in, here is a smaller piece at the front ready to be tacked it. It's held on the inner guard with a couple of welding magnets.
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If I can get the wire feed on the welder to cooperate I might be able to get these things welded in!

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:35 pm 
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does any one in bris who can do it like above wana earn some cash and do my front like hooki has done hid

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2stroker might do it. He does RUFs for payment.

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