Rockhopper - Solutions!

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Rockhopper - Solutions!

Postby mikeschn » Sat May 12, 2012 9:39 am

Picked up the chassis this morning. It almost looks like the axle is too far rearward, but it's exactly where I told the welder to put it. :shock:

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby KCStudly » Sat May 12, 2012 11:15 am

Cool, but what happened to the Big Foamie build?

Distracted? Are you like me, all of the doughnuts look so yummy so you have to have one of each? :D 8)
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Re: Rockhopper

Postby bdosborn » Sat May 12, 2012 1:52 pm

KCStudly wrote:Cool, but what happened to the Big Foamie build?


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Re: Rockhopper

Postby mikeschn » Sat May 12, 2012 2:41 pm

Nothing happened to the big foamie build. We dug it out of the tarp garage last weekend. We plan on starting work on it again as soon as the weather gets nice.

Nice analogy; those donuts!!! :D

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby LDK » Sat May 12, 2012 5:03 pm

Hey Mike

How big is that frame you have there?

I've been thinking about building another one myself. One thing is for sure, I sure learned alot from my 1st build.
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Re: Rockhopper

Postby mikeschn » Sun May 13, 2012 4:44 am

Hi Larry,

The frame is a 5x10. This time I am not planning on building out over the wheels. However, the front and back hang out over the frame a little bit.

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby mikeschn » Fri May 25, 2012 5:33 pm

Well, tomorrow morning, if it's not raining, we are headed to Menards to get some of the underlayment stuff.

Here's where the design is at...

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby mikeschn » Sat May 26, 2012 11:14 am

We've got wood!

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby KCStudly » Sat May 26, 2012 11:33 am

Yee haw, and lots of it, too! :twisted: Lady's and gentlemen, it's sawdust time!!! :thumbsup:

Need I say, pic's please? :pictures: :pictures: :pictures:
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Rockhopper

Postby High Desert » Sat May 26, 2012 12:40 pm

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Been looking forward to this build :) :twisted:
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Re: Rockhopper

Postby mikeschn » Sat May 26, 2012 1:15 pm

First up, I am going to cut the hatch side. How about if I put the dimensions I use in this thread in case anyone else is interested in building this down the road? :D

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby High Desert » Sat May 26, 2012 1:26 pm

mikeschn wrote:First up, I am going to cut the hatch side. How about if I put the dimensions I use in this thread in case anyone else is interested in building this down the road? :D

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby mikeschn » Sat May 26, 2012 1:58 pm

Next I am working on the sidewall. This will be made from 2 pieces of 1/2" plywood.

Here is the rear piece...

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Don't let the angle throw you for a loop. I rotated it so you can see how it is cut out of a piece of 4x8! When it's assembled, the right line will be vertical.

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby mikeschn » Sat May 26, 2012 2:35 pm

Here's the front part of the sidewall, also cut from 1/2" plywood.

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Re: Rockhopper

Postby mikeschn » Sat May 26, 2012 3:11 pm

Here is the inside of the sidewall. It's cut out of 1/4" plywood to save a little bit of weight.

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