Newfie Proof Body: The Arctic Sh1tbox

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Although I consider my first attempt to reinforce a body by better means than Goop and fibretape a success, it was limited by cold weather. See:

https://www.arrmaforum.com/threads/chronicles-of-a-senton-noob.29695/

Being in Canada, this simply wouldn't do. Time to think outside of what I had in stock in my garage. This time, I presented my dilemma to some off roading buddies. And got some great feedback.

I stuck with the stiff nylon mesh. But instead of merely using reinforcing strips, its placed throughout the body, twice. And the weight was kept lower than my last reinforcing attempt. I also made use of Proline body skids, but modified the rear parts to accommodate the one spot Senton takes the most damage, the rear upper fenders. 20201212_011225.jpg 20201212_011307.jpg 20201212_011759.jpg

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So, I had one limitation the first time around; the nylon is stiff and wants to pull back to its original flat state. I countered the stiffness by placing pieces in boiling water for a couple minutes, shaking off and pressing it into the body while still hot. But before I did that, I used a spray adhesive designed for extreme heats and guaranteed to adhere to polycarbonate plastics(will adhere to pretty much everything, its a mechanics version of crazy glue). This adhesive is like contact cement in the way its applied and bonded. I also used a spray on asphalt undercoating(its chemical composition allows it to work with the adhesive, and vice versa). The adhesive works so well that I could only clean up with gasoline. Tried wearing gloves and they stuck to the body. Had to cut them off the body and finish bare handed. After adhesive dried, I sprayed a coat of undercoating and repeated the process when dried. 20201217_195223.jpg 20201213_204502.jpg 20201213_224329.jpg 20201213_224329.jpg 20201214_125526.jpg

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Next I drilled out post holes and positioned skids, marked holes and drilled out. Faced a delimma with rear skids. I wanted them to wrap around but they were solid stiff plastic. So I pulled out the trusty heat gun and slowly heated and shaped it. Only to face another problem. It interfered with light placement. Solution? Make the upper rear light housing the bolt that holds the skid in place. Drilled out the bolt to the housing thread thickness. Then counter drilled halfway to allow the housing to sink into the skid. 20201214_101859.jpg 20201214_101925.jpg 20201214_103033.jpg 20201214_103038.jpg 20201215_201218.jpg
And now for the results: 20201217_193509.jpg 20201217_193600.jpg 20201217_193701.jpg 20201217_193647.jpg 20201217_193600.jpg 20201217_193726.jpg
And now for the results: 20201217_193509.jpg 20201217_193600.jpg 20201217_193701.jpg 20201217_193647.jpg 20201217_193600.jpg 20201217_193726.jpg
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Amazing work! Arctic Shitbox Edition. I laughed loud at that.

Where did you get the "Shitbox Edition" badge?
Its an old thing thats been around awhile. Guy i bought from removed post from FB market but they pop up all the time. If you PM an address I will mail ya one. Have one leftover from 20 I bought for friends as Christmas gifts. Currently there is a guy from Quebec on FB market selling for $500(idiot). I got 20 for $60
 

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I speak Quebecer too. Give me two eggs side by each tabernac!
Where ya at, I'll comes where yer to.

Nova Scotia born here so Newfenese is not my native tongue, but a couple of buddies and one of my girlfriends when I was a lad taught me enough.
 

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Lord thunderin' Jaysus, you speak me language!

Where ya at, I'll comes where yer to.

Nova Scotia born here so Newfenese is not my native tongue, but a couple of buddies and one of my girlfriends when I was a lad taught me enough.
East Coast in the hoooouuuuussssse!
 

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Where ya at, I'll comes where yer to.

Nova Scotia born here so Newfenese is not my native tongue, but a couple of buddies and one of my girlfriends when I was a lad taught me enough.
It's "Stay where ya to till I comes where ya at" lol
Where ya longs to in Nova Scotia?
 

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Black Horse beer logo on the hood. 👍
Funny.. my older sister(who still lives there) sent me a care package for Christmas. 16107665050447012968670741078179.jpg 16107665811924248627467211398145.jpg
Covid had me doing without for 8 months. Usually I always have family coming and going so I get a steady supply of cases. Newfoundland on lockdown and making it hard to get quality brew.
 
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