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so, after the 4link, whats next?
Rest and Relaxation... lol

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It's lookin' good, do you think it will be in a/the magazine by any chance?
Yea that is the plan, and also the reason all the updates have to be done over at the Off-Road Blogs.

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i love this day to day thing
Good! Then I'll keep doing them!
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Hot daym, Jason looks like things are going along pretty well except for the neighbors. Can't wait for day 4
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what exactly was your setup in the rear before the links? just the deavers and shock hoops through the bed or ?
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Yup. LT Deaver F-23 pack, Camburg Shackles, SAW Shocks, and a basic hoop. Worked well.
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so the truck gonna be ready for saturdays meet lol?

na just messin
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Rest and Relaxation... lol

LIAR!!

you know there is no such thing once you start, there is always something.
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Day 4 is now up!

Come check it out! And feel free to leave a comment or two there too!

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mmm, so how much strength is that plate adding? or is it so you can weld on the tube to a stronger surface?
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are you going to be boxing the inside of the frame?
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mmm, so how much strength is that plate adding? or is it so you can weld on the tube to a stronger surface?
Good question. I'm not an engineer so I can't honestly answer that. But figure its adding another 1/8" of material, so basically doubling the thickness of the frame. And after tearing the frame, platting it seems like a good bet.

I will probably put plates on the top of the frame to die the tubes into. I will also be plating the side of the frame where the cage ties into it.

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are you going to be boxing the inside of the frame?
Good question. I will probably box the back portion of the frame, my only concern is not doing the rest of it will create a stress point where the boxing ends. With platting the outside I can do pretty much the entire frame.
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Lookin' good so far. Can't wait to see more.
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if you dont box the frame, maybe just add some triangle gussets on the inside of it as much as you can
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if you dont box the frame, maybe just add some triangle gussets on the inside of it as much as you can
I like that idea. Imagine how strong the frame would be if it was plated, boxed and had those gussets on the inside.
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I like that idea. Imagine how strong the frame would be if it was plated, boxed and had those gussets on the inside.

Only problem if that is only done to the rear is the front would now be weak.

I could be wrong but I thought you wanted a little flex out of your frame??? Rather flex a little then snap!
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Only problem if that is only done to the rear is the front would now be weak.

I could be wrong but I thought you wanted a little flex out of your frame??? Rather flex a little then snap!
That is exactly why I am hesitent to do anything that I cant do the whole way down.

And no, in a truck like this you want the entire vehicle to be as ridid as possible. Let your suspension do the work, not the chassis.
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That is exactly why I am hesitent to do anything that I cant do the whole way down.

And no, in a truck like this you want the entire vehicle to be as ridid as possible. Let your suspension do the work, not the chassis.
thanks I wasn't sure.
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Progress from Day 5 is here!

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Wait, you are notching the frame? Are you really going to have that much travel? Have you ever run into problems with that before?
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you always do awesome metal work.

looks great man.
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Wait, you are notching the frame? Are you really going to have that much travel? Have you ever run into problems with that before?
Yes and Yes. May as well get all the uptravel I can right?
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nice rear window lol
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Day 6 is now complete..

You can see what I did HERE

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Thanks for dealing with me having to link guys, and as always comments are appreciated!

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nice rear window lol
Thanks! LOL Yea, I didn't feel like replacing a window that was covered in pit marks from grinder sparks and weld splatter. Grinder sparks can melt glass but can't get through cardboard, who knew
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Wow that frame notch looks really scary! Do you have any pictures of what it will look like after it's finished?
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^Ditto, that's a big loss of material there.
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