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Old 09-20-2016, 10:54 PM   #626
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

Awesome work Dale
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:14 PM   #627
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Wow Dale you are flying!!! Is the little kiddie pool for when you guys need a brake?
Thanks Lower The kiddie pool is for my dog everybody else can use the big pool.

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Great to see you getting back to work!
Thanks Nik. It's good to be back.

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You know, that approach is a great idea and will save a ton of time and work. Going to be rolling soon.
Thanks A.D. Swapping just the rail only took about 10 hours start to finish.

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After we got the rail changed we decided to modify the drivers side of the frame to make a new style of wheelchair lift in the pick up.Doing the modifications now will slow down the reassembly but it's easier with the body off. To start off we removed the exhaust, trailing arms and the crossmember. Stay tuned next week for more updates
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:44 PM   #628
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Today we got started on the new trailing arm crossmember. To make more space we are moving the crossmember back 9 inches so we chopped that amount out of the trailing arms then welded them back together. Then we remounted to the rear axle
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:07 AM   #629
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Clever Clever Clever.


Amazing how necessity is the mother of invention.


As always, great to see your updates.


And of course the doggy assistant. They make a difference too.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:51 PM   #630
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Quality work! Anxiously awaiting the next installment.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:41 PM   #631
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Amazing how necessity is the mother of invention.


As always, great to see your updates.


And of course the doggy assistant. They make a difference too.
Thanks Rian. Sometimes it comes down to invent something or just drive a mini van. AND I HATE MINI VANS.

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Thanks Joe The next instalment is coming up.


Today we used the plasma cutter to split one side of a 2X2. Then we slid it over the bottom of the drivers side frame rail and tacked it in place.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:11 AM   #632
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Neat idea. I see great things coming.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:17 PM   #633
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Today we finished the new trailing arm crossmember and welded and bolted it in place. Then we made the inside rail of the box we are making and then set it in place.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:45 PM   #634
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That is some serious steel frame you got going there.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:32 PM   #635
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Wow that is gonna be one beefy frame!
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Serious frame modification.
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That is some serious steel frame you got going there.
Better to be over built than under built.

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Serious frame modification.
I really do like to cut things up.


After a whole bunch of welding we have finally got to the point of cutting the original frame out. Here.s a couple of pictures of where we are now
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I totally agree!! Looks great.
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Looks great Dale, keep the show going
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Thanks guys. I'm glad you're following along on the slight detour on the '67. Hopefully we'll get back to the Twisted Little Sister fairly soon.


We boxed the original frame forward of the cut out section and welded the boxing plates to the new frame. We also had to reroute the exhaust. Here it's just tacked together. We should have the welding done soon before the weather gets too cool
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I take it you won't be boxing both sides then?
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I take it you won't be boxing both sides then?
No, the boxing only extends about 12" ahead and behind the section we cut out of the drivers side frame rail.


We finished most of the welding so we pushed the frame back inside out of the cold weather. Then we carefully lowered the cab and box down on the frame
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That was some impressive frame fabrication!

Dale, is that a combination tonneau cover and tailgate? Very cool look.
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That last chassis photo really shows the extent to which you have to modify your life to get from A to Z with a modicum of coolness.

That's some serious editing of the original design just to fit it around you.

Amazed as always Dale.
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Looking great Dale, she'll be done in no time
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Beautiful craftsmanship.
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That frame looks great, should be nice and strong for your lift.
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Dale, is that a combination tonneau cover and tailgate? Very cool look.
Thanks Doug. Combining the cover and the tailgate gets the tailgate out of my way and it's different.

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That's some serious editing of the original design just to fit it around you.

Amazed as always Dale.
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Looking great Dale, she'll be done in no time
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That frame looks great, should be nice and strong for your lift.
Thanks Lower. I think it will all work out.


Today we installed the rad saddle and both front fenders so we could check that we had solved our panel fitment issues. Good news, things are looking good.
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