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(this is not a place for lazy video game freaks. We Darksiders have been around doing our thing for decades before the mindless couch blobs latched onto the term Darksider)



DARKSIDER In the world of automotive hobbyists a Darksider is one who modifies and or customizes any and all sorts of vehicles. The Darksiders are in a class of their own simply because they endeavor to be different and do things that others would not attempt for a number of reasons mostly being related to a lack of ability and fear of non conformity.

This is a forum for people who think outside the box in everything they do. It doesn’t matter if you are modifying or building from scratch. It doesn’t matter what brand or brands of vehicles or components you are using. It doesn’t matter if you are working on a mini car or a bus.

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Darksider's Realm

A message board & forum for automotive builders, fabricators and customizers who think outside the box.


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    koth

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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:24 pm

    I thought I was done with welding on the cab but decided to fill in the perforations in the cowl and shave the door handles and locks. Going to weld these up tommorow will post pics also got some paint stripper going to try on removing the rest of the paint
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    Some progress

    Post  koth on Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:31 pm

    I got the cowl and one door welded up today hope to get other door done in the morning. Got sidetracked for 5 hours today with a family reunion I forgot about oh well did something done.
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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:27 pm

    I got a little done today. I got the sheetmetal tacked in to seal up the front fenders. Will weld them up in the morning
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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:38 pm


    For some reason that looks vaguely familiar... Hmmmmm...


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    koth

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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:40 pm

    Heres some pics of the all the major pieces sitting together. Now comes the tricky part buildin a frame to hook all this stuff too.
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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:23 am

    I got the frame rails cut and tacked together. Next is to pull the cab and weld them up and start making all the parts to fasten the suspension to it and cross members.







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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:20 pm

    Heres some pics of the suspension tacked to the frame











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    charger

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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  charger on Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:40 am

    looking good! keep up the good work!
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    koth

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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:11 pm

    Heres some pics of the radiator shroud I built this weekend also got the electric fan mounted

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    Ranger

    Post  Iramillwright on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:58 pm

    What year Ranger? I know where there is a 88 body style toward Ravenswood. And the colum and grill I would like to buy.

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    Steering

    Post  Iramillwright on Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:06 pm

    Are you going to be able to use a rack and pinion? Or are you going to need a steering box? If you a box and and a older type colum I have a blank ford colun and box you can use. They are good for using after market steering wheeles.
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    koth

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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:32 pm

    It's a 97 Mazda body basically the same thing as a Ranger. Yea I'll use the rack and pinion steering
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    Post  koth on Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:41 pm

    Headlights mounted
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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:25 pm

    I got the rear air bags and the front suspension nailed down
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    58 ford

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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  58 ford on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:52 pm

    LOOOKIN GOOD
    I wonder if you could work those lights in the front sheetmetal??? Idea
    Later Andrew


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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  charger on Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:50 am

    coming along really good!! like the look of your brackets and braces with holes in them!
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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:35 pm

    I got the bottom part of the bed fabbed up. i still have to recess the license plate and taillights in the back panel I'll work on that tomorrow. The bed will tilt sideways with air cylinders so you'll be able to see the rear suspension
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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:25 pm

    I got the rear bed section all fabbed up and ready for final weld this weekend also in this picture is Cyndi, Darkside Dave's Rotteweiler, aka,
    The Garage Enforcer...


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    charger

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    Post  charger on Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:33 am

    looks awesome so far!!! Twisted Evil
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    koth

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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:44 pm

    I got the exhaust outlets all machined out and installed in the lower bed panel
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    dragpipe

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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  dragpipe on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:40 pm

    sorry this is not a rat rod but it is a tricked out mazda mini

    Crying or Very sad just sayying
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    dragpipe

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    Post  dragpipe on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:28 am

    well i guess i stepped on some toes here by speaking my opinion on here like i said the first time a very tricked out mazda mini to those ill man up and say sorry and to the builder its yours call it what you want......on that note it is looking good for a house car good luck with the build prob see you around this summer. as for the whole deal i can see constructive criticism is'nt appreciated so my stay here was short good luck to everyone building and happy holidays just looking back through your build pics the red cab in the background ..... chop it and put them Lincoln parts under that but hey
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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  58 ford on Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:52 pm

    Hmmmm O well!!!
    Hey Koth
    Just want to say my hats off to you Very Happy .
    I build from an existing platform ie the 65 pontiac that iam doing.
    From what i see on your build you got a lot of talent to build from the ground up like you are,i really like the frame and suspension work. Anyway good luck with the rest of the build its looking great.
    Later Andrew


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    Re: NEW PROJECT...

    Post  koth on Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:18 pm

    Hey Andrew
    Thanks I really appreciate it. It don't look to bad for a house car LOL. I really don't know why people have to try to label everything maybe they should try to think out of the box instead of building what they think other people want to see. His opinion is his and thats all right with me he should'nt try try to force it on me. But to look at my build thread and call this simply a tricked out Mazda mini shows no vision as to what it is or it will be. And again thanks


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