Luckily I do have a 110v machine that I keep set up with .024 wire. Less parts swapping to get what I need done. But yeah, 18-20g sheet metal. Go in halves around the tube, use a cutoff wheel to hog out most of the material in a couple of cuts, then a carbide burr takes care of everything else. Make them overlap a bit over each other to help prevent blow out. But yeah, the stock paint/seam sealer suckkkks to weld through.
More firewall patching, painting of interior tubes and started shock mounts! So far it gets 21” of travel from where my bump stops are to full shock extension. I’ll probably strap somewhere around 19-20 depending on what the toe looks like. This is supposed to have no bump steer so we’ll see.
Up travel should be about 10” from my desired ride height so right in the middle.
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So the new front end is only 83” wide (awesome!) and it will be strapped at 20” of travel with almost 10” up from ride height.
I’m also super stoked that I was able to use the cnc pedal inside of the factory steering column mount as well as sneaking a tube through the firewall behind it. Pic dump with some mig blasts from tonight