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mjlogan

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Feb 9, 2007
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Hell yeah blue collar build! Always enjoy seeing someone with more skill than budget put stuff together.

Please tell me those notches were all done on a HF chopsaw too
 

96f-u250

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VenTurA 805!
Love it already... did you wild in "a bars"...If not, might wanna consider narrowing the spread a bit... then you can connect right through there to engine cage without worrying about computer.

I'm just gonna leave the "wild" typo. It sounds better here ... given the use of flux core and child steel. lol

Keep those seams turned in!
Haha thanks, I am always entertained by your backyard shenanigans. They are already 360* welded in. Without driver interference i went as wide as possible because I will only have two tubes total exiting through the firewall into the engine compartment that are far outboard..I wanted to keep the wipers for all those rainy socal days. They are now sounding more worthless the more i think about it..

Fixed your first post for you. what more is there to learn, foa shocks, seamed tube, flux core and stick weld, mdr trophy truck in the making.


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lol well if i learned everything, id be rich and have a boat by now.. not a bunch of parts scattered through my garage, backyard and house.
 
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FasterNU

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^^^ bwahhaah. Hey hey hey. I resemble that.

I officially have new $$ parts for a truck I don't even own yet. Spare bedroom is full of parts, and yard is too. Maybe i should just start the build thread...
 

96f-u250

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Sep 27, 2013
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VenTurA 805!
Hell yeah blue collar build! Always enjoy seeing someone with more skill than budget put stuff together.

Please tell me those notches were all done on a HF chopsaw too
Notches have been done with two free used HF notchers from Tommy on here. But the cutting has mostly been with the Evolution Rage chopsaw, which I highly recommend...the HF chopsaw has been returned for another user to blowup blades with..
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^^^ bwahhaah. Hey hey hey. I resemble that.

I officially have new $$ parts for a truck I don't even own yet. Spare bedroom is full of parts, and yard is too. Maybe i should just start the build thread...
Well, we could be collecting coins or stamps or some shit...So are you finally going to be building beams for your next truck that you apparently... dont own?
 

96f-u250

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VenTurA 805!
This past week I had to remove the ,side of frame rail bushing mounted transmission crossmember. I used as much as possible of the crossmember and just plated it with some 1/8”. Then used 1.25”x1/4” DOM tube for mounting with a 3/4” bolt, which was painful knowing the cost of that stuff. Then bolted this thing to the bottom of the frame.. kind of regretting that.. but regrats arent allowed.. so DGAF on that for now..
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Then got to start on mounting and lining up beams and beam mounts.. That was a Pain in the ass by myself today.. many obscenities were yelled with Metallica and FFDP playing.
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Then theres a tight fit.. Hopefully these $40 15”x8” Jegs wheels dont flex...
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FasterNU

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^^nah, even worse. I bought beams and links for a truck I don't have. Taking lazy way out on that part. I just have to find a truck and build chassis...

PS. Too late for this info now... but, I normally just go find the other style stock trans cross members. No fab required. Just bolt in and go!
 

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