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Back home now. I’ve got plenty of photos and a story to tell. As soon as I can get caught up on life... and shackle orderers.... I’ll get a post typed up.


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Back home now. I’ve got plenty of photos and a story to tell. As soon as I can get caught up on life... and shackle orderers.... I’ll get a post typed up.


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You didn't get stuck in that nasty storm across the midwest did you?
 
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Bad ice in Texas and tailgating plow trucks for the last 3 hours home. I’d say we passed more then 10 tractor trailers on their side a few flipped cars and plenty of minor accidents. My “Dodge-Mahal”pulling 40 feet of trailer made it safe. My Motorhome had a handful of mechanical issues but nothing related to the weather.

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@Max A.: great accomplishment!

I would like to point out that you have built the most modified Roxor body on this forum. Yet, you still have the Roxor grill. You're true to the Roxor brand.
In contrast, most forum members that have not made any body modification (me included), have replaced the Roxor grill.

Max A., you are a true Mahindra / Roxor brand embassdor. I hope Mahindra recognizes you for your work on their behalf (or at least know about your work).

Enjoy the race.
Thank you for the kind words.

Not a peep out of Mahindra unfortunately. My contacts have been layed off. It’s a tough time for them right now. I hope they come back fighting. Heck maybe one day I’ll be able to race one of the new roxors. I’m assuming they can’t do much with the image of my current roxor because of the lawsuit.


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Happy with the result. Time to weld it up and make it permanent.


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Hey @Max A. Can I get a measurement on this hole? Looks like it's maybe 3mm from the top of the frame, how far back is it? I prefer metric measurements if possible. I'm just about ready to burn your kit onto Jezebel.

My buddy is a union welder, used to tight spaces... Should I go ahead and drop the fuel tank or do you think it's doable without dropping?
 
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Update.


I’ve had 2 major failures so far. One of which was my fault, the other I can place blame elsewhere.

I blew up my rear differential. This was a used differential that came out of another rig. The carrier bolts came loose and began the chain reaction leading to the self destruction. I was able to re assemble it with random parts from my parts piles temporarily until the new diff is built.

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I cut a shim on the plasma table to space the bearing back out from where it had spun down on the carrier and found new bearings in my pile of parts. View attachment 7736
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I re patterned the gears and installed it back in the roxor and it’s held up for now but it’s just temporary until the new diff build is finished.

The other failure was the turbo....

I smashed my exhaust pretty good backing up into a rock. It grabbed it and pushed everything forward.... and at the end of the line was the poor little turbo exhaust housing. It warped the flange and created a leak causing the turbo to spool slowly and make terrible noises.

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My next exhaust will include a section of flex pipe to take any and all strain off the new turbo.


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When this happened, did your roxor idle rough? Looks like it may have been damaged enough that you wouldn't have driven it very much until you machined the flange flat
 
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When this happened, did your roxor idle rough? Looks like it may have been damaged enough that you wouldn't have driven it very much until you machined the flange flat
Nope no idle issues


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How much are you going to be selling the brace for Max?
 
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How much are you going to be selling the brace for Max?
I wasn't going to ask first, but....

I need one that can be installed without removing the winch plate or front bumper.
 
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Wasn’t really planning on selling them but shoot me a pm


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I wasn't going to ask first, but....

I need one that can be installed without removing the winch plate or front bumper.
No room to work in the inside plate with that still attached. And it’s the inside plate that is key to the reinforcement strength
 
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No room to work in the inside plate with that still attached. And it’s the inside plate that is key to the reinforcement strength
I did not remove my winch plate or bumper. Just dropped the box off the frame and hung it down as low as the lines would let me. It’s tight but definitely doable with these plates.


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I did not remove my winch plate or bumper. Just dropped the box off the frame and hung it down as low as the lines would let me. It’s tight but definitely doable with these plates.


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I did mine in reverse then. I dropped the box but left the steering shaft on and removed the adapter bracket and also removed bumper and winch. It was tight. Guess there’s really more than one way to skin a cat. Poor cat, he ain’t got no fur no more.
 
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Would just welding the sleeves with a fender type washer to the frame be sufficient? There are 4 connection overall. The plate definitely spreads the load out.
 
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Would just welding the sleeves with a fender type washer to the frame be sufficient? There are 4 connection overall. The plate definitely spreads the load out.
It would work but it wouldn't be the end all be all, and it will be more of a pain to grind and correct later if there is a failure.

If you were to try and fix it without a chassis plate I would weld the inner and grind the outer down until its flush with the frame. so the bolts are pulling on the frame and not the sleeves.
 
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I see what you are saying. Currently the tack weld is the only thing holding it.
 
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