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Old 04-09-2019, 09:42 AM   #131 (permalink)
'Mad Max'
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once the alignment was confirmed, lots of gusseting with 1/8" plate (same thickness as the frame) -





top and bottom plates like these (top is 1/8", bottom is 'rock-resistant' 1/4") -





boxed completely all the way back with 1/8" -



and then in-boarding/lifting the cab and core support mounts enabling the use of all the OE bushings and bolts -





Of course there's plenty of finish welding and such, but it's done enough to continue with mock-up, and then comes the engine and trans mounts, belly cradle, gas tank mounts, and finally, "suspension".
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