Spent the day at a friendís welding shop and got a lot done on the 9Ē.
Closed up the gaping hole in the bottom.
Used a dye penetrate to expose two tiny leaks and sealed them up.
Made up the truss, used a big torch and a 3# sledge to form a piece of 3/16Ē over the ring gear hump and ended up with this; I am pleased with it. Should be able to smash it into anything.
The Parts Mike arms and re-tapered Waggy pitman arm showed up yesterday. A little paint to make them pretty.
Pulled the rear axle out and while I was taking the bolts out of the springs I snapped the front hanger bolt on the driverís side. Not a huge deal, just going to have to fix it before I can move forward.
Ran into a snag with the TNT truss. The driverís side upper mount is off a little. The angle would not line up with the upper arm. I was able to modify the hole on the arm to make it work. Seemed easier than cutting off the mount and re-welding. Hard to see, but the angle compared to the arm is different. Eventually I will cut it off and reattach correctly.
Made some good progress, hereís where itís at now.
These arms are going to give a ton of clearance and should make the steering angles almost nothing.