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Hard to tell but does the metal used to box the frame fit inside the rails, or flush to the outside?
On the outside, theres 2 places where its inside where the frame extends out toward the center where the factory crossmember was.

The frame is MIG welded, everything else will be tig.

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Lookin good! Lovin the back half so far!
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you can say that again..
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you can say that again..
You'd like some of Jimmy's 4x4 builds then lol.
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gota cover any flat areas with as many as you can!
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You'd like some of Jimmy's 4x4 builds then lol.
is this a pirate thing? or another fab shop?
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is this a pirate thing? or another fab shop?
They're a fab shop. They put as many dimple dies as possible and drill holes in between the dimples lol.
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its not fair the access to tools that you have! lol

looks great
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Started welding the rear truss. Will take a long time. So no new pictures yet.
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Another test fit shot.

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Welding.

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are you changing the wheelbase any?
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Going down to 112 from 114.
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what do you have to do special to TIG to Cast? or are you just going over it?

... i guess thats the purpose of a truss.
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this things gonna be siack i got a question though ur dropping to 112 wb why is that
if anything id think u wanna go longer
i know when i redo mine soon it gonna get stretched to 120-124 on 42s im just curious on why ur goin shorter
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this things gonna be siack i got a question though ur dropping to 112 wb why is that
if anything id think u wanna go longer
i know when i redo mine soon it gonna get stretched to 120-124 on 42s im just curious on why ur goin shorter
I'll probably come down like 8-10"
the rear drive shaft is just too exposed for me..
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interesting

anyways good luck with the build ill be watching for sure
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what do you have to do special to TIG to Cast? or are you just going over it?

... i guess thats the purpose of a truss.

Was wondering the same thing because if you look it's not a close fit over the pumpkin and that looks like a HUGE gap to fill. interested to see what he is going to do!
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Was wondering the same thing because if you look it's not a close fit over the pumpkin and that looks like a HUGE gap to fill. interested to see what he is going to do!
The truss will not weld to the cast. I will probably tie the diff cover into it depending on if theres room with the upper link mounts.

120-124" wheelbase is too long IMO, unless your running 54's or a 4 seater or something.

I generally shoot for a 110-112 wheelbase. Too much more and you'll have a worse breakover angle and drag the belly everywhere.
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WTF is going on with the hood Jey? Otherwise looks good!

110" WB, FTMFW
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WTF is going on with the hood Jey?
Can't see **** out of the truck with that ~2" cowl sticking up in the way.
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Can't see **** out of the truck with that ~2" cowl sticking up in the way.
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The truss will not weld to the cast. I will probably tie the diff cover into it depending on if theres room with the upper link mounts.

120-124" wheelbase is too long IMO, unless your running 54's or a 4 seater or something.

I generally shoot for a 110-112 wheelbase. Too much more and you'll have a worse breakover angle and drag the belly everywhere.
Not sure if you thought of it or not, but you could make a mount on the backside using the 3 holes near the yoke. You could tie the diff into the truss there also.
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Got the truss about finished. Will finish welding the holes on top and the truss to the housing when everythings set-up.

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