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Old 04-08-2019, 06:20 AM   #1277 (permalink)
DMANbluesfreak
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More progress this weekend, unfortunately not as much as I'd hoped.

Something came up midday Saturday, so I started on something less dirty. The dash support was in but quite flimsy. I took some pallet strap material and cut/drilled it for rivets - added a lot of support back that had been lost due to me... erm... cutting the motherfucker in half I did this in 4 or 5 locations that needed support.


I spent the afternoon working on the frame supports. This took a bit longer than I expected due to various brackets and such being in the way (parking brake cable support, leaf spring hangers), so the frame plates needed modification.

I wanted to use the frame plates to help spread the load of the cage out on the frame in a rollover. Since I'm isolating my cage from the frame with bushings, I'm simply welding the bushing brackets to the frame. These are homebrew - cut on the waterjet at work. They're centered on the frame to minimize the movement during frame deflection (when coming down hard on the rock sliders, etc.).





Around 11, I packed the truck up and backed it in the garage. Not tired yet, I added the sound deadening to the floor of the truck since it's a quiet activity I could do without waking the neighbors.



Yesterday, I was able to sneak in a few more hours after my fiancee's bridal shower, so I knocked out the two for the back wall of the cage, which is a little bit different due to the fact that the pinch plates are different. I'll get pictures later.
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