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Old 17th May 2010, 23:43   #61
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The Fuel Tank Guard being clamped on the rear axle, would it articulate along with the axle? What is that plate thats been supported by the jack?
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The Fuel Tank Guard being clamped on the rear axle, would it articulate along with the axle? ...
The fuel tank guard doesn't seem to be clamped to the rear axle.
What is clamped to an axle is the transmission/underbody guard (tubes), and it is clamped to the front axle/diff housing, which is directly fixed to the chassis/body (IFS), hence no worry of articulation.

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... What is that plate thats been supported by the jack?
I guess, that is the fuel tank guard (10mm aluminium plate).

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Old 18th May 2010, 04:16   #63
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Hey Allen,

I really like the under body guard. Nice.
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Allan the scorp' is turning out to be a killer.With all the add on's going in how much extra weight are we talking about here ?
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amazing work going on.

Look forward to the final product.

How much time do you expect it will take to finish the first level of changes before you take the beast on the road /slush ?
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Old 18th May 2010, 09:55   #66
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Allan, as always the modifications seem to be well thought before implementation. 10 mm thick Aluminium should be able to provide sufficient protection as well as light on weight. The fabrication quality also looks good considering the difficulties in welding aluminium.

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Old 18th May 2010, 10:27   #67
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What happens to the warranty with all these mods?
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Old 18th May 2010, 10:53   #68
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rg, warranty is a long drawn conclusion when passion mounts warranty

what matters now is how does the car behave for the design to be met!!
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That is just sex on 4 wheels!! Stock paint scheme or some Jungli camouflage pattern being planned? Brown Camo will look really slick here!
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hey allen, that scorpio is taking on good make-over by the best in the business! good work.

i have attached a photo about the front bumper/right front fender and the front right tyre, is this gap (circled red in the photo) a point of concern for the articulation?
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What is clamped to an axle is the transmission/underbody guard (tubes), and it is clamped to the front axle/diff housing, which is directly fixed to the chassis/body (IFS), hence no worry of articulation.

I guess, that is the fuel tank guard (10mm aluminium plate).
Thanks @Blue Thunder. I have not yet seen the undersides of a 4x4 scorpio so I thought this axle housing to be the live rear axle. Now it makes sense.
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Allan,
As always your work looks good, had thought you are building a Off road scorpio. This machine is a Anti Land Mine war tank.
i know, exactly my though, we have tried jacking the car from all these points also, the bumper, the front skid plate, the underbody guard, the fuel tank guard

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Great work man! Where is the engine oil sump? I dont seem to find it. Have you covered it also?

Do measure the weight of the Scoprio after all this protection.
engine sump is also covered sir, you cnn see it in silver
all weights shall be measures before painting the respective guards, thats why aluminium sir

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The Fuel Tank Guard being clamped on the rear axle, would it articulate along with the axle? What is that plate thats been supported by the jack?
the plate is the fuel tank guard, and it is not clamped to the axle

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Allan the scorp' is turning out to be a killer.With all the add on's going in how much extra weight are we talking about here ?
in a bit

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amazing work going on.

Look forward to the final product.

How much time do you expect it will take to finish the first level of changes before you take the beast on the road /slush ?
one week left for fabrication work, then for painting

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Allan, as always the modifications seem to be well thought before implementation. 10 mm thick Aluminium should be able to provide sufficient protection as well as light on weight. The fabrication quality also looks good considering the difficulties in welding aluminium.
thank you

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What happens to the warranty with all these mods?
what warranty

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That is just sex on 4 wheels!! Stock paint scheme or some Jungli camouflage pattern being planned? Brown Camo will look really slick here!
paint is due, colour not yet finalised

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hey allen, that scorpio is taking on good make-over by the best in the business! good work.

i have attached a photo about the front bumper/right front fender and the front right tyre, is this gap (circled red in the photo) a point of concern for the articulation?
no articulating problems, shallpost a side view a bit later
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Old 18th May 2010, 13:31   #73
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Good Job Allan. The use of aluminium is very clever. It will keep the weight down!

Waiting for the finished product!

Cheers
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wow, that is one mean killer scorp! waiting for more pics. Did you decide on the body lift yet?
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I am just wondering, how much the mileage would be afftected post all this modification?
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