what r u using to notch?
what r u using to notch?
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Plan is to keep making it nicer until i hit f2000 status!
Using a harbor freight notcher
But really i mostly just use the chop saw and grinder. I find it easier than the notcher unless it's a simple notch.
That cat is NOT fat, it's FURRY lol lol
Photographer just sent me motivation!!! This made my day...
Big thanks to Kathy Durrett with CougarFreak Photo for these photos!
Truck is lookin pretty solid, great job.
Started breakin' stuff out to mount on the truck, here's some of it, coming back out the boxes.
Lets see, dual hi/lo stock horns, Hella horn, and air horns. They'll here me coming from miles
I should of taken a picture of the bedcage before i threw stuff on it but it's almost done. I'll call it the anti-frame-twister 3000. Everything is getting mounted in new places. Fuel cell is raised flush to bottom of the frame (beat the heck out of the skid plate when it was sitting a foot below the frame). Battery sits on a little platform juts in front of the fuel cell. Rear spare hangs out of the bed and i'll be rapping a bumper around it. Top spare will rest on some tubes with either a strap or large "wing nut" (more like handlebars).
I'm going to make that big open area in the front of the bed area a big tray that we can strap a big bag too that holds all spare parts and tools.
Dang!!! The truck is looking awesome! The swb makes a huge difference! Just curious are you using DOM or Chromoly?
Jester - the truck is 100% DOM. Cab cage is 2" and bedcage/engine cage is 1.75". Bumpers, spare holders and such will be 1.5".
I promise I will have it in so-cal for some event or race or something. Just a matter of money.
Today was a slow progress day. I didnt have a lot of the materials i needed. This week i will grab all the stuff i need and then the truck needs to be trailered a few places.
Pulled the stuff off the back to get a picture of the bedcage.
Notched a crossmember to hold the fuel cell nicely. I'll be running straps similiar to the ones i had before, going down to this crossmember and another piece of angle iron i'm putting in the back, then fuel cell mounting is complete.
Mounted battery and such. battery in there is just mock-up. We're running an optima red.
Dad mounted the radiator today
Then I got to the more serious stuff on the truck. The crucial pieces of the truck... such as the air horns.
Standing in front of my truck, looking through the grill you see a Hella horn, dual air horns, and coilovers. I like!
I also got the drivers side seat mounted, ground off the old seat belt harness tabs and started making the new shoulder harness mounts. They are going to be 6" higher than they were before so they arn't pulling you down in the seat and it will be MUCH better for our backs if we roll.
Made slight progress
just a teaser pic as i go do other stuff then resize all the pictures and upload them and right the update, the whole process