This truck will be getting Lizard Skin inside and out, sound deadening and thermal. Frame and suspension will be taken to bare metal and painted, axles rebuilt, new brakes and a laundry list of other work as well.
A little surgery was required. Removing enough frame to make the wheelbase work under the 60 was fun. I sleeved it with a box made from 1/4" steel, 18" long. Seam was left open enough for the welds to penetrate well into the inner sleeve. 46 rosette welds total. I do not think it will move
All but the rearmost two body mounts are tacked in. The frame rails have to be raised a bit in the rear to accommodate them. A whole lot of measuring, measuring again and looking at the truck from every angle.
More frame cutting fun!
The frame has to raise up to the bottom of the rule, a bit over two inches, in order for the 4 rear body mounts to work and be OK for bumper height. I only wanted to make one cut on the frame and not lose any length or add plate to it. So if I cut in just the right spot I can flip it over and weld it right up the same seam and gain the height I need
A little bit of math and a template to prove concept to myself, bingo!!
Point of no return?
Did I mention that due to the outer C of the frame box being larger than the inner C, I need to flip the frame sections side to side in order for the outer C to remain the larger section?
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.
I like it without the upper triangle filled in. Two 3" x 6" 1/4" plate reinforcement on the inside, beveled seam spaced so weld goes through to plates, 18 rosette welds. Don't think its going anywhere