ORP 053 - Fabrication


Forrest Ben and Steve interview a listener about his ride and talk about basic fabrication tools and skills. Off road podcast episode 53

On this show we cover all things off road whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Forrest and joining me are my fellow co hosts Steve and Ben. How are you guys today. Also in the house today is our resident jared Has anyone done anything off road this week: Steve

Ben:  4x4 open house and BBQ followed by killing my exhaust manifold on the way home


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what is your ride

how many miles are on it

are there any modifications

how did you get into wheeling

best stuck story or embarrassing moment

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Main Topic: Fabrication

• basics of fabrication - always wear safety gear - gloves - glasses - coveralls or appropriate gear - hearing protection

  • fiberglass welding blanket

tools used for the job - welder - cutting torch - grinders/cutoff - benders /notcher - tape measure=best friend

  • duct tape
  • cardboard
  • square

skills used for the job - welding - use of different equipment / types of welders/ stick welders? Arc welder is stick mixed with gases or not right, good for fabrication?

it's what father inlaw and old timers used use two battery's linked and can do stick weld on trail with jumpers - mechanical experience - knowledge of materials needed

  • Internet resources with free educational info



Lincoln YouTube university

local community college / night class though high school

  • materials and plan - have a plan bought or drawn up yourself - plan for materials to order or buy - what's your idea of your finished product rock bouncer sand buggy etc


ORP 029 - Toyota Talk

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg Bakken and joining me is Jeff Bakken. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.   Episode 29!!!

What did you do this week?

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Listener Feedback:

Greg I'm a fan of Alaska off road warriors.Don't cave to the hosers who have an elitist attitude,superior rigs,and claim to be off road masters able to conquer any obstacle with ease.

Granted these guys on the show are a little hoakie and red neck but they are also just regular joes that I see and associate with out on the trails every year.  Their rigs are simple and inexpensive but capable of a lot of off road fun .You Don't need 40s,dynatrac axles with ARBs front and rear and amazing gears to go out on the trail be safe and have fun.o yea and spend 10,20 30 thousand in the process.  The show may be flawed in some regards but it's real off road adventure,the Alaska scenery is stunning and to those on the show I'll bet it will be the adventure of a life time.  Hey just my take,love the podcast keep it  going.


Main Topic: Toyota Talk

Greg and Jeff,

To take you up on the additional help from my Toyota question in episode 27 I'm sending additional details on the truck

(This is the Toyota from Episodes 15 and 19 too)

'84 stock Toyota SR5, 4x4, 22R, 5 speed.  I will keep the engine and transmission on it.  I want to run something on the order of 35-37-" Tires.  I would like a good amount of lift, but nothing ridiculous.  This will be a road legal rig, but not a daily driver.  (Just enough to where I don't have to haul it if I don't want to, but I don't need all the creature comforts that you have in a daily driver.)  Regearing seems like the way to go, I think I'll go with 5.29 unless you think something else is better.  I may also drop an EFI unit on it too to gain a few horses.

Plans for the rig: some 4x4ing, hunting, fishing and Search and Rescue.  Additionally I have no CARB requirements here in WY.

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