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Old 01-29-2017, 11:26 PM   #23
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Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Doune, perthshire, Scotland
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Re: 58 Apache short bed rebuild

Well not much happened last time home, certainly not as much as I would have liked but what can you do? First time home at Christmas for 5 years so made the most of it.

That said, I did manage to complete all the welding on the chassis bar any small brackets etc I will need along the way but structurally it is solid, I found a few cracks in the factory welds on one side of the front sub frame so they got repaired as well. Decided to beef up the mounts for the 4 bar link and definitely think it was the way to go. I also realised that I had cut off the original mounting on the frame for the brake pedal, thankfully i didn't throw it out and was able to modify it to enable me to use the underfloor power brake assembly that i bought. The 2nd last picture shows a gap in the chassis and a difference in height, this was cut and welded flush as you can see in the last pic.
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