Max’s Roxor Build

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Max A.

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Up late rattling away. I’ve built a lot of vehicles but this is all new to me. At least it’s starting to look like a shop!
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I admire you for all the time you have to work on tramforming your Roxor and to build a shop. Thanks for keeping us posted.
 
Max A.

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Worked on the cage for a few hours this weekend. It’s getting close to what I had in mind. I still need to tie the A,B, and C pillars together down low and ad a few triangles to the roof. Once I’ll done I’ll go back through and gusset all of the major nodes.

There are a few general rules to fallow when building cages. No dead nodes meaning a tube termination without support for 2 differ directions. Every major bend should be treated as a node and supported 3 ways. You should add as many triangles as possible. ITS ALL ABOUT THE TRIANGLES.

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Max A.

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I admire you for all the time you have to work on tramforming your Roxor and to build a shop. Thanks for keeping us posted.
I do my best to stay busy. I take full advantage of any free time I’m able to get.


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Max A.

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Some updated photos of the shop. I still haven’t got to doing the trim work but the shop is up!

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After taking a thorough look at the rules for king of the hammers I realized my 6’4 co driver was too tall to pass tech inspection with the seats I had. We had to get a custom seat made with shoulder slots high enough to accommodate him. Luckily I hadn’t welded the cage up yet because now I have to pull it back apart and make room for his giant seat! (The colors match his truck not mine).

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I started tackleing moving the fuel tank into the cargo area. The goal is to use the roxor factory sending unit in the new safety cell. I cut a hole in the fuel cell that will accommodate the factory up sending unit and I’m hoping the factory fuel gauge and all will work the same in the new tank. I was able to find all the fittings I need to tie into the factory fuel lines without having to chop anything up. This way I can always get my cargo space back by plopping the stock tank back in. I’ll cover more on this later.
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Ultra 4 rules require a fire wall between the passenger compartment and the fuel cell so I’ve been working on a housing to separate the 2. It should be water tight and I’ll still be the use the stock tailgate and leave room for the rear seat.
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I’m not the smoothest with the bead roller but it certainly makes the panels a lot stiffer.

While I had the roller out I went ahead and made some roof panels for over the driver and passenger. A roof is required for King of the Hammers.
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It’s amazing how much more I’m getting done in a warm well lit shop. The biggest difference I’ve noticed was working on a level surface! No more zeroing out my angle finder for every bend!


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Thanks for sharing the progress you made in the last weeks.
 
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You need to scatter some gravel on that concrete floor. Your getting spoiled.
 
Max A.

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Been crazy busy getting this thing done. We have 2 weeks before we leave for the lake bed.

Let’s talk about this fuel tank. Hammers rules require a safety cell and fire wall between the driver and the tank. The specify minimum safety requirements so naturally I wanted to go above and beyond that.

What I decided to do was go ahead and build a water tight compartment to keep fuel out of the occupied area in case of a leak. It’s a full fire wall directing would-be flames away from the driver compartment.

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The fuel cell it’s self is a steel can with a plastic cell. The can is to protect the plastic bladder inside. This is a 12 gallon tank from RCI’s rock crawler series.

I wanted to use the factory fuel sending unit to utilize the factory fuel gauge and the in tank lift pump. In order to do this I had to cut a hole in the tank to allow the sending unit to go in and then create a retaining ring to sandwich the unit into the tank securely. I cut the hole in the scented of the tank to minimize fuel starvation when off camber.

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I realized the tank was about 2 inches deeper then the stock tank so I would need to extend the unit down 2 inches to be able to pick up all of the fuel. To do this I found some roll pins that were long enough and the right diameter to allow me to extend the pick up down to the bottom of the tank.

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Now I’m just waiting on the correct fittings and plugs to tie into the factory fuel lines and wiring. The plug appears to be a Delphi sending unit plug. If it is this would all go together without cutting or splicing any of the factory fuel lines or wiring.


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Here is a photo dump of the cage work I’ve been working on. I figured out a way to make a removable harness bar for my freakishly tall co driver. I hope that they are ok with it at tech inspection.

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Notice how the cage ties the A pillars into the body.

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Max A.

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10 days till we leave for Cali. Haven’t had much time to document what we have been working on. Here are the photos I do have.


Helmet fresh air system. This pushes filtered air into our helmets. The PC fan filter wasn’t cutting it so I made it work with a motorcycle air filter.

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Who knew the hardware store sold race car parts
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And of course a signature.
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Max A.

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Today’s task is going through the front axle to make sure everything is good now that everything should be broken in.

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Looks like you are making very good use of the new shop. It is sure nice to be dry, warm, have plenty of light, have handy receptacles, and a concrete floor.
AND a Rolling Tool Box :)

I am sure glad that you are not my neighbor, I would never get to work on my own projects.

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