Either way is good to be honest. When I did my 60, I did it body off. It's really just preference. My line of thinking is with the body off you can work on both at the same time. However, if you're doing a lift, you want the body on to add weight.
Scored on the tools, I have always wanted a brake, the 3' size is perfect for a garage shop.Got these three things for $80!
Victor Jr. Torch set with tanks to cut off spring perches etc...
36" metal brake to make new floor pans
Chair to sit on, put my head in my hands and say WTF have I gotten myself into???
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Metal blade in your saber saw for those radius cut. If you don't have a plasma.Trying to reproduce the outer curve from the rear quarter panel supports, but the one I pulled off is pretty bent, so there was a lot of cutting, fitting, grinding, cursing, sitting in the chair and then doing it all over again. I tried with 10 gauge and 18 gauge, but think I have it close enough to reproduce. I'll make 4 out of 16 gauge and then skin them in 18gauge.
I'm thinking of running the 2.5" square tubing past the tail gate opening since the curve doesn't start until further out, it'll add strength. I'll weld the curved ends to the tube which I'll cap so water doesn't get in.
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That looks Hack all right. Just kidding, for those of you just getting to know Noah He has way more skill then some of the tradesman that I know and wast no time getting projects done never giving himself enough credit for a job well done. Did I mention a great Guy to go wheeling with ?I decided to make the new sill out of 2.5" .120 wall. One of the things I always forget is that there are so many people on this site and other sites that are great fabricators that they can bang things out. For guys like me it just takes a long time to make anything, it is not what I do for a living, I'm not a tradesman, I am a hack but having a blast
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During the summer of ‘92 I rebuilt my tub out of a sheet of 1/8” steel. The rear crossmember was built out of 1/8” steel. 28 years later it’s all still solid, despite not having done any fancy rust treatment. I can attest to how solid & sturdy 1/8” steel is.
Keep up the good work.
It makes for good weight distribution. With the top on 950kg on the front end and 1050kg on the rear. 28 years later it’s still solid... and it rides better than other SWB rigs.Wait, what..you made your whole tub out of 1/8 plate? Dang "Heavy Metal"!!! I bought 16 gauge, figured it I replaced everything straight with that it'll be less perfect, but less expensive. Then I can splurge for the things I can't make, like the bend in the quarter panel or a fender....things like the floor and rocker panels though...I will get "close enough". I'm not after a show truck, just want to stop the Fred Flintstone feet through the floor problem