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Old August 19th, 2019, 03:09 PM   #121
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U R going to have one hell of a rig when this is all done !!!




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Old August 19th, 2019, 08:54 PM   #122
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If you have room, add a metal strip on the inside of your tub where the riv nuts are. Make sure they're tied into the frame somehow. They don't look good after a couple trips otherwise.

Thank you for the tip. We will definitely do something to strengthen it up.


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As of last weekend, marching band is officially done, meaning this project is back on track.

At some point in September we were able to get a few hours out in the barn and we cut out the rear wheel wells. We cut too far towards the back but it won’t be a problem since it will be covered by armor.



This past week we picked up a harbor freight 36” metal brake and a band saw with the Swag vertical table mount in preparation for making the floors.



After a few hours of beefing the brake up, it was ready to make some floors.



So far this week I have been able to get a good start on the floors.







More to come tomorrow


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Since we didn’t have enough steel to do the tranny tunnel or the floor pans the way we want to, we moved on to the rear fender wells and the step up to the bed.



The top half of the fender wells are not welded in yet so that is why they do not look even at the top.






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Without having sheet metal to work on the floors, we decided to start on the engine cage. We put the hood on and tried to put the grill into place to know where the boundaries are.

In one of the previous renditions of the front frame, we notched the sides of the grill so it would fit between the frame rails at the correct height. With the final front frame design, the frame rails are higher, causing the grill not to fit. I was never thrilled on the notched grill and I had seen a very cool grill mod I was interested in trying.

We laid the grill on the table and marked out the cuts. If we hadn’t done the notches on the bottom this would have been simpler but it still wasn’t too hard.



Cut 3 5/8” of it out, welded it up, and smoothed out the welds.





It still needs to be cleaned up a little more but I’m very happy with how it turned out. As of right now I believe I am going to get some small 2” or 3” amber lights and fill in the existing hole but nothing is set in stone yet.


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