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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #100 on: September 22, 2014, 02:54:39 PM »
The new links actually store right onto the sway bar when disconnected for off roading
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« Reply #101 on: September 22, 2014, 02:56:11 PM »
The arrangement worked quite well
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #102 on: September 22, 2014, 02:58:28 PM »
This all cleaned up the underside of the truck considerably
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #103 on: September 22, 2014, 03:05:15 PM »
Some off roading pics in the SUT:
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« Reply #104 on: September 22, 2014, 03:09:06 PM »
Some more
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« Reply #105 on: September 22, 2014, 03:14:18 PM »
A few more
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #106 on: September 22, 2014, 03:16:16 PM »
Finished building a roof rack recently. Thought I'd post how I did it in case anyone thought of attempting to build their own.
I already posted this on another site, apologies if you're seeing it again!

The materisls include:
1/2" expanded steel sheet
3/4" square tubing .65 wall
3/4" mild steel pipe (bends in a 1" tube die just fine!)
2" strap
Primer
Duplicolor spray bed coating (3 cans)
1/2" stainless bolts and wing nuts for tool attachment if desired
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #107 on: September 22, 2014, 03:17:17 PM »
I rose welded the ends together after inserting some 1/2" solid stock
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2014, 03:18:15 PM »
Idesigned it to fit the stock cross bars spanning side to side from just aft of the sunroof to just forward of the rear roof clearance lights. The sub frame is constructed from the 3/4" square tube
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #109 on: September 22, 2014, 03:19:13 PM »
I skip welded the mesh to the frame.

Next the second hoop was attached with 3" pieces of the 2" strap. I did the lightening (appearance) holes just to make more work for myself!
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #110 on: September 22, 2014, 03:20:25 PM »
I added a mount for my shovel. I placed 2ea 1/2" stainless studs onto the rack, drilled holes in the shovel, and secured it all with thumb screws
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« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2014, 03:57:01 PM »
Next I ground over some of the welds, wire brushed the whole thing, washed it with laquer thinner a couple of times, then started coating it.
First was two coats of red oxide primer
I finished with three cans of Duplicolor bed liner spray which allowed for a liberal coating of all surfaces
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #112 on: September 22, 2014, 03:58:11 PM »
I positioned it on the stock crossbars which are pretty stout and secured with 4 ea 5/16" X 2.5" grade 8 bolts.
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #113 on: September 22, 2014, 03:59:50 PM »
The truck has yet to see chassis ripping wheeling yet, I'm just still too nervous, but I take it down trails and forest breaks often. I got into the woods as soon as I finished it. Works fine in catching the vines and branches just like I thought it would!

After a couple years of putting off purchasing a GGobi, which is undoubtly better than mine, I threw in the towel and built this. My total cost was a fifth the cost of the Gobi and the weight of mine is considerably less. I didn't weigh it, but my best gestimate is no more than 80 lbs in it's current state with the accessories.

I even salvaged enough steel to almost complete the bed rack which I built the following week. Will post a thread on that build later.
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #114 on: September 22, 2014, 04:01:22 PM »


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Looks great! I am also going to make my own rack. Because I can, and because I just can't spend 2 grand on a rack!

Just a question, why did you leave the ends of the square tubing open? I always plug/weld them shut so they are all sealed up and there are no edges for rust to be able to get a foothold under the paint/coating.


I like it. Good job.

I have always left the ends of the tubing open but welding them closed is fine too. I prime and spray whatever finish I use onto the inside and it has worked fine for me over the years. I left the ends open on the rack I built for my Tundra. It is still doing fine 6 years later.

Best of luck to you, it's a fun project!
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #115 on: September 22, 2014, 04:10:19 PM »
Next up is the rear rack

First the bottom is constructed same as the top rack
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #116 on: September 22, 2014, 04:11:10 PM »
Then the top loop
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #117 on: September 22, 2014, 04:12:53 PM »
Two bars will bolt to the deck lid and secure the rack
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #118 on: September 22, 2014, 04:15:54 PM »
Then the reinforcing of the floor with square tubing from beneath
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #119 on: September 22, 2014, 04:18:09 PM »
Further reinforcing, then the feet are welded in
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #120 on: September 22, 2014, 04:21:36 PM »
Then the thing was welded up
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« Reply #121 on: September 22, 2014, 04:23:52 PM »
Then fit checked
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #122 on: September 22, 2014, 04:26:53 PM »
Then the prep and painting process began
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #123 on: September 22, 2014, 04:29:21 PM »
Then the final bed liner coatings, two coats
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« Reply #124 on: September 22, 2014, 04:31:19 PM »
Then mounted
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #125 on: March 19, 2016, 01:24:04 AM »
Where did this rig end up don ?


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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #126 on: March 19, 2016, 03:30:42 PM »
Where did this rig end up don ?


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A rich guy bought it from me for his wife. We ran it through the local Caddy dealership (Which was a mistake)

The Caddy store removed the headers and clogged it all back up with manifolds and cats!

All in all, it was an OK 4 wheeler. Make it a 5.5 or a 6.0 er on the 1-10 scale.

If I went ahead and bolted in a Duramax for mileage, a D-60 on radius arms up front and a "real" 14 bolt in the rear, it would have been a pretty good off roader.
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« Reply #127 on: March 19, 2016, 04:11:58 PM »
You had talked about that route for the front end of the cmax but decided it wasn't cost affective?


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« Reply #128 on: March 19, 2016, 06:20:14 PM »
You had talked about that route for the front end of the cmax but decided it wasn't cost affective?


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It isn't.
But there is a larger issue: Braking and anti lock braking soft ware logic.
We tried to figure out how to keep the anti lock braking working with the solid axle. Closest I could come was using the big Dodge rotor with a reluctor ring. But it was a different size and "puck-count" than the chebby, so the software would have checked out of the net. Meaning: Constant fault codes and a malfunctioning (Dangerous??) antt lock or traction control system.
Some Einstien needs to crack that code and build a rotor, then the swap would be easy. Well that and the 180mm bolt circle on the rear, 6.5" front would mess things up some as well
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #129 on: March 20, 2016, 10:07:05 AM »
I was thinking the Dyna Trac brake tone sensors should work on a IFS swap Chebbie. You'd have to do some voodoo, but doable. Just thinking out loud.
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Re: Hummer H2 SUT Build
« Reply #130 on: March 20, 2016, 10:44:39 AM »
I was thinking the Dyna Trac brake tone sensors should work on a IFS swap Chebbie. You'd have to do some voodoo, but doable. Just thinking out loud.
I had Beau over at WFO Concepts working on it, but after machining the hubs to fit the tone rings and trying to fit an acceptable rotor, he threw in the towel, and the project died.

I still have $2,500 worth of brackets, joints, radius arms, and whatevers in the box rusting in the garage!
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