well the weekend is over didnt really touch it today but i did mount the fuel cell or i should put made the mount for the cell..got it all together ill take it to work tomorrow to TIG the inside welds and add some gussets no pictures of it yet tho, and i started to smooth the rear of the frame down..im going to "shave" the frame all the holes that arent being used will be welded up and smoothed over..ill paint the frame black when i get done to paint the truck..
im waiting for a box from Ballistic fab this week on Thursday, im going to be back in Cali on Thursday-Tuesday so no worky on it for this weekend but its getting there -- slowly but little work on it gets me that much closer
well it rained ALL weekend but i had all weekend off and was planning on working most of the weekend on it but yea that didnt happen -- but i did get my 220 hooked up at my house so i got the welder running yesterday i welded in the rear crossmember for the fuel cell -- i gotta get another piece of tube for the front mount and ill fab up my fuel cell holder thingy
i have all the ballistic fab brackets welded up ready to be mounted, waitng on some DOM to be bent from a buddy of mine, for my hoops and misc stuff..the steering box can go on now, and i have started to smooth the frame..
but with all that said NO PICS hah -- i get busy in the zone and dont take pics but hopefully its sunny here today and after work i can get some of my work in the past few days..
Yesterday was kinda chilly but was NICE rained in the morning but worked on it all day in the rain it was great and not sick today woo!
i didnt get many pics being i was working, i always forget bout it too
i got my pipe in for the 4x4 custom shop i ordered it from (: hahah
cut the frame rails down and ditched the front crossmember and mounted the bumper i still have to add some stuf on the bottom of the bumper to act as a skid plate to cover up the brackets and what not but gives you an idea
and i started thinking when i was uploading the pics i never got a pic with it on the truck ahah
but oh well
this is what i started with and the current pic of the truck as of yesterday
added the new crossmember got it welded all in and stuff
cut the rails off cleaned em up squared them up mounted the bumper welded it up finished with the flash light in my hand so i couldnt get finished pics going to start on the fuel cell part today get the rear started i gotta cut some more metal tomorrow at work and i can get the steering box mounted, gotta order coils, and a set of arms and i can have it sitting on the axles
had to do alot of thinking of what i wanted to do with the truck too
Sweet man, can you keep that stock crossmember for me?
i cut it inhalf to get it off -- i still have it i can weld it up on the outside grind it down and plate the back of it and give it to you if you want it..sorry wish i knew that you wanted it before i cut it inhalf
Originally Posted by zabeard
looks good Evan! I was expecting more done though!
it was saturday there was football on and i was the only one outside moving a 130 pound bumper in place was kinda hard but i got it..
tomorrow if the box tho got those pieces cut down ready to weld in
update time -- well 1st thing i HATE time change I get off work and its dark..
but fridays i get off at noon so i worked good 4 hours or so on it and tomorrow will be even better!
mounted the bumper under the lights were you see the gaps ill take care of that tomorrow, i got cardboard cut outs and made plates and rolled them to go there and yes its not straight try putting on a 150+ pound bumper by yourself..
fuel cell holder mounted, and rear bumper
i also got my rear driveshaft on too but no pics of it..
tomorrow will be steering box, maybe tack on the coil buckets on the axle, notch shock hoops, and really the bed can go on but i got a few kinks to work but i want the cell hooked up before that happens