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Old 05-18-2017, 05:02 PM   #376
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Also... Ordered these!

They should fit really well. I made my notch too high initially and want to bring it down. Got them from Applied Racing Technologies. They are 2x3x.120 and a bit lighter duty than I want but I will tie them to my four link cross member with some 1.5x.120 tube. The rear of the frame only supports half the bed and the fuel tank. I think it will be fine. Plus each rail weighs significantly less than each of my damn over built notches.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:08 PM   #377
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I took a day off and worked through the weekend to try to get some work done to it. Ended up being really hot so I didn't get as much done as I wanted. Here are the pics:

Pushed my brother's Nova out, cleaned the garage, and pushed mine it. The differential is all jacked up and it took 4 people to push it up the driveway...

Old backhalf


Cutting the old backhalf off and found a wasp nest. Holy **** there were tons!

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Old 06-19-2017, 07:09 PM   #378
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Laying out the new rails


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Old 06-19-2017, 07:09 PM   #379
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Had to trim them down a bit to fit


Mock up
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:10 PM   #380
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Capped the ends

Removed everything to make it easer to weld in

Lovely temp to work in...
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:11 PM   #381
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Weldable primer for all the parts that will be sandwiched together.


Started tacking

I feel like I forget to mig weld since I have been tigging everything lately


Laid out!
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:12 PM   #382
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A pic with my gf for height reference.

Did it all in 3 days. Need to do all the tube work now. The front has 3 2x4's under the cross member because I need to swap out the oil pan still.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:30 PM   #383
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Love the fab work. Wish I could weld like that!
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:59 PM   #384
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The new rails look great. Glad to see you are back at it.
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:44 PM   #385
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Love the fab work. Wish I could weld like that!
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The new rails look great. Glad to see you are back at it.
Thanks guys. You know that stuff life stuff always gets in the way...
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:45 PM   #386
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Still trying to figure out the tube work in the back. I don't have the funds to buy a tube bender at the moment so I am stuck with either the 90 degree bends I have or straight tube. Any input? I'd like to tie the bag mounts to each other across the center.

Burned in the back cross member:

Its just a bit too tight to fit the blazer tank (thing is huge). I can raise it up thought and likely fit it under the bed floor still.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:35 PM   #387
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Screw photobucket.

Took another Chop/Metal Shaping class.

Still working on my backhalf. Got it all tied in.

Base for the gas tank in. Need to figure out my shocks and how to mount the gas tank next.


Watts link in

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Old 07-17-2017, 07:23 PM   #388
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Some nice work....very cool
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:23 PM   #389
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Cool looking fab work. Was the class at Skoty Chops? I need to do a class like that.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:32 PM   #390
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Some nice work....very cool
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Cool looking fab work. Was the class at Skoty Chops? I need to do a class like that.
Thank you. Yeah it was at Skoty's place. Jesse Miller has some travelling classes he does and did this one there. Its a great class. You would benefit more from knowing basics but its a ton of info either way.

And since every post should have a picture...here is a stainless steel exhaust I did for my buddy's race car on Saturday. You can see the original muffler next to it.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:50 PM   #392
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Got the bed assembled and squared on the frame. Going to build the rear mounts next. Aired it out for some quick pictures. Need to pull the engine and change the oil pan to get it all the way down.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/X39EAw]

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Nice!!
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:27 PM   #394
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Nice!!
Thank you sir.

Remade my rear bed mounts:



Bed is on. Need to do one more set of mounts mid bed. Then doing some frame tubing and figure out the shock mounting.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:47 PM   #395
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Sweet......
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:06 PM   #396
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Finished all the bed mounts.


Started playing with the hotside for my turbo set up. Getting tired of working on the frame and suspension at the moment. Luckily I have a ton of work to do...
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:16 PM   #397
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Got some parts and started working on the merge.


I don't have enough hands to hold it in place for the picture but it lines up. Need to tack it together and grind the bottom flush. Then I'll port the flange a bit and weld it all up. I bought a second tank of argon and flow meter because it was cheaper than buying a dual flow meter.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:49 PM   #398
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Got some more of my hotside done



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Old 08-29-2017, 07:03 PM   #399
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Welded the cast iron to the stainless. Thought it came out good. There is tiny crack in along the edge of part of the weld. Going to grind it out and do it again.


Used the other half to keep it hot in between welding
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:12 PM   #400
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Got both sides welded up. Ground out the area that looked liked it cracked on the first manifold. Not sure it was actually cracked once I ground it all back. Used the oven this time and preheated the manifolds to 450. Welded it up, then put it right back in the oven. Slowly lowered the heat over the next few hours. I used my infrared thermometer to make sure each side (cast vs stainless) was at the same temp before lowing the oven by 75 degrees each time. I looked them over this morning before work and didn't see any cracking.

Ordered a VS Racing 44mm wastegate, bellow, and a schedule 10 2'' to 1.5'' reducer to mount it with.
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