GJ is "SIPPIN" whiskey...........your sposed to take your time with it!
My kid turned me on to Pendleton whiskey when I was in Oregon....pretty good stuff.
Thanks. Its killing me how long this is taking. Its all I can do just to not start throwing everything at it just to get it done. :shaking:This is defiantly the right time to sit back with the measuring tape and a notepad. You fab work looks great, would hate to see you have to hack it all up down the road. I would not worry about the struts breaking over as much if you still had leafs in the rear. With struts all around the flop will be more noticeable.
While 1-2" does not seem like much to move a shock mount it will make a huge difference.
ThanksLooks good. Get those tacked up and check your angles. Think that will help a lot with the stability of the rig.
I really don't have a good answer to this besides I don't want to :shaking:. Originally I was envisioning there being some more to the need for using more of the original frame, not so much right now. I think I am going to be good on the rear of it now, the front I really don't know yet. Even If I move the lowers out to directly over the king pin they wont clear the frame without some notching. Loosing some of the front frame is an option, I just have to figure out how I am going to make it work with how I had the radiator mounts and everything I had already been figuring out in my head.Jon, one of the things I am really struggling with is how much original structure I kept. Granted I think my intent was a little more tame than what yours is, but what about just back halfing it? Hell, cut the front off also. Its going to be a lot easier now and will fix all of your clearance probs on your struts.
Ya, I really don't like the idea of mounting over the knuckles, especially since even doing that I would still probably have to notch the frame. The box inside the frame is where I am at now, I am just trying to figure out of I just want to carry the narrowed section all the way forward, or just notch a sort section where I need it. I really cant move the lowers on the front any farther out because they only have about a 1/4" of clearance right now at full lock, so anything I do will have to be at the top. That is going to start making it very tight up there though.going over the kingpin will be a pita if you need to adjust shims or pull the knuckles off. You will have to support the frame and drop the axle. that doesnt sound like much fun if you ever had to do a booney fix.
just get some 2x3 by 12" or so, weld it on the inside of the frame, and then notch out what hits the strut. I cant explain it any better but could explain better on the phone or via pic.