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Old 12-07-2015, 07:22 AM
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Been busy the past couple weeks with some time to spend on the IMP. Floor is down and cage built for the cab. Should get most of the sheet metal on this week. Layout for seating and mock up of windows and a cardboard gas tank thats being made now.
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Looking good!!!

Your on the home stretch, winter is coming soon..

Hope for some snow soon....

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Nice looking IMP! I would like to full cab mine as well.
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Outside the box question:

Is there ever any consideration to roll over protection? Your cabin looks very well thought out, but if the vehicle ever goes over it looks like it will crush easily.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:07 AM
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I may still put a roll bar on the inside somewhere around the middle. Did they come with roll bars from the factory? Do they roll?
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:16 AM
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Headed for paint next week.
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Nice looking job !!!!very professional !!
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I think I've seen this IMP before. Did you buy it in Otisfield? They had 2 of them, I bought the other one a couple of years back.

I like the full cab, nice work!
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:51 AM
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It is! Thing was so ripped apart we had to re-build or replace a lot. Building a hydraulic steering system now.

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Am anticipateing a like project were did you access your rivets they look like a perfect match... thankyou for shareing your project pics ..
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Very nice work. How did you handle the seams/corners on the aluminum?
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I went through just over 1000 rivets. Got them at MSC or Grainger. I built the cab similar to how the rest of the machine was originally built with .050 aluminium sheet and overlapped the roof panels on the sides and back and used chalking on all the roof framing before putting down the roof panels. I used 3" spacing on the rivets just like the machine had already staggering them where I could. I used 2" spacing on the center roof panel where it overlapped the others.
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Back from paint and dry fitting a few things before nailing them down. My son and I have had fun with this project and hope to have it running by the end of the week.
Glass should be in this week too.
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Congrats and an amazing Job on the Imp!

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Back from paint and dry fitting a few things before nailing them down. My son and I have had fun with this project and hope to have it running by the end of the week.
Glass should be in this week too.
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Default Re: Progress on IMP

Shaping up nicely!

question, can you pull your radiator straight up through that hole in the hood?

that is a great Idea.
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Default Re: Progress on IMP

Looking fantastic. Did you replace your springs too? Got a good part number/supplier for a match?
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:14 AM
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Yes the previous owner had cut the hole big enough to lift the radiator out. They had also switched over to an electric fan and they both don't fit unless you load both at the same time the fan through the front. We did replace all the leafs with new I have a drawing somewhere.
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I found the thread with the discussion on Imp Springs + the drawing:
http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=66440

This is very helpful, but what I can't figure out is why that drawing shows 5 leaves and not 4. Is this a manufacturer drawing?
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Nice job on the IMP.

Too bad we don't have any dang snow in ME to use it!!

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Here we are at about 90 percent complete had it out this weekend running the kids around the yard. Looks like we could actually get some snow tonight!
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