OK so I got the bottom mounts tacked and partially welded in place today. Angled the top and bottom and boxed it in as well as welding the inside of the plates to the clamp and frame rails. Also from Mai-Tai's thread and talk about colors I'm gonna do this truck orange and white 2 tone and the trucks new nick name is #Creamsicle
OK well helped a friend do their brakes on a newer Tacoma and then added 90's on the rear coilover hoses. Once that was installed I boxed the bottom of the rear coilover mounts. Tomorrow will be removing the rear shocks to add a diagonal brace from the cab cage to the rear axle bulkhead.
Yeah I basically drew the bottom box in piece to intersect the top piece and I was going to run it at that same angle but then it was going to be much taller than the top of the bump so I angled it down and it fit much better. Looking back I should Have brought the outer angle and the tabs to the top side of the tube going to the back but these are all welded on the inside and will look good once all finished welded up.
OK I added a couple more tubes to the backhalf from the bottom of the B pillar up to the intersection of the down tubes and bump stop bulkhead. Also here is a photo of the diagonal next to fuel cell that I forgot to take photo of yesterday.
OK spent the last couple days making a wash/rinse tub for a powdercoating shop I know the owner of. It's roughly 4' x 3' x 3' deep and is on casters with a 2" NPT ball drain valve to drain the water out after washing off the acid he uses to remove old powdercoat. Also build a tray that sits in it down 109" from the top that has a fine perforated panel so water drains trough but will keep the powder chunks up top for easy removal. Also my brothers work formed the box which is out of 16ga so I didn't have to weld an outside corner on every side. The box as it sits is how tall customer wanted it originally 4' deep but once on top of the 6" caster it sat too high so I am cutting it down to 3' high from ground which is much more workable.