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Old 10-08-2017, 12:32 PM   #51
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Re: Two is easier then one 1965 GMC S/W/BB build

welding in the No Limit Engineering raised rail kit.

I installed a 1" I.D> tube inside the frame rail welded in place. I will be running the back half electrical inside this. Had to install it before I boxed the frame.

That done I spent the day boxing in the frame with 3/16 steel plate I cut out with the Plasma cutter. Not only will this look fantastic when done, it triples the strength of the back half. With over 575 HP in this truck. It will be important to not let it twist this frame like a pretzel.

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Old 10-08-2017, 12:36 PM   #52
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:42 AM   #53
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The wide ride front end from No Limit should arrive today.

Also waiting on the 4 Bar frame brackets should come with it. We can then start finishing off the rear now that it is boxed.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:46 PM   #54
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The Front Clip showed up today.

This is the No Limit wide ride front end.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:29 PM   #55
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Very nice.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:51 AM   #56
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The front end looks good on there! One question I have is, is the crossmember on the correct way? Just looking at the pictures looks like the lower control arm is behind the upper control arm which would give you a lot of negative caster (opposite of what you would want).

I'm liking the direction this truck is going, it's definitely giving me some ideas for Army Truck stage 2
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:57 AM   #57
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The front end looks good on there! One question I have is, is the crossmember on the correct way? Just looking at the pictures looks like the lower control arm is behind the upper control arm which would give you a lot of negative caster (opposite of what you would want).

I'm liking the direction this truck is going, it's definitely giving me some ideas for Army Truck stage 2
During this mock up it looks like the upper a arms are on the wrong sides.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:19 PM   #58
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People often wonder why these builds take so long. To that I can only answer that it is labor intensive.

For example. I was working on my semi x-members that will terminate at the intermediate cross-member. They have to have a 3 1/2" dia hole thru them to accommodate the 3" exhaust system I am building so I needed to put a 4" schedule 80 piece of pipe thru them and do it at a 45 degree angle. With nothing but a shaky hand and my plasma cutter I had to blow holes into the 3/16" steel tube I am using and then weld and grind to finish. These two pieces took the better part of 4 hours to build. Imagine that, two little pieces that look so simple but eat half a day to make.

The next person that asks me what is taking so long,...I am gonna twists their nipple off.

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Old 10-12-2017, 10:08 AM   #59
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Quality work takes time even with the parts already made to spec. Quality Custom One Off parts just takes more time and patience. Time costs money...

Great work on those parts. There is a shop in the DFW area that has a laser that can cut tubing. Not sure what they charge, but that part could be knocked out in about 1/3 the time start to finish even if you had to do the CAD work and programing the machine to cut the holes in the rectangular tubing.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:18 AM   #60
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Quality work takes time even with the parts already made to spec. Quality Custom One Off parts just takes more time and patience. Time costs money...

Great work on those parts. There is a shop in the DFW area that has a laser that can cut tubing. Not sure what they charge, but that part could be knocked out in about 1/3 the time start to finish even if you had to do the CAD work and programing the machine to cut the holes in the rectangular tubing.
We have several local fab companies with 3 axis cutting systems as well, however I am attempting to be "hands on" with this build for economical reasons but mostly out of stubbornness and pride.

When I have to think my way out of a problem and pull it off,.....It just motivates me to attempt even more technically difficult projects later.
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We have several local fab companies with 3 axis cutting systems as well, however I am attempting to be "hands on" with this build for economical reasons but mostly out of stubbornness and pride.

When I have to think my way out of a problem and pull it off,.....It just motivates me to attempt even more technically difficult projects later.
Fully understand your reasons for doing it hands on. I feel the same way. One benefit that I have is where I work. I have access to CAD software that can do a layout of the tube like you built and I can them print a full size template to use to make the cuts with a hand held plasma. Sometimes I do consider my time as free when working on my truck projects, but here lately I don't know what free time is...
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:35 PM   #62
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welded the forward 4 bar mounts to the frame today, also finished the cross member and added a couple gussets I made to the top of the hoop.

Tomorrow I will hang the Moser 9" and get the shock and pan hard mounts sorted and welded on.

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Old 10-14-2017, 04:10 PM   #63
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Hung, all brackets welded in, aligned and set.

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Old 10-14-2017, 04:12 PM   #64
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a few more.

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Now finish boxing the frame and I can put this chassis to bed.
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:26 PM   #65
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This build seems to get no love here,

Probably shouldn't spend the considerable time needed to post these pictures.
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:12 AM   #66
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I cant type because the keyboard is covered in drool, amazing work!!!
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This build seems to get no love here,

Probably shouldn't spend the considerable time needed to post these pictures.
NO! Keep posting the pic's. This is a great build and I enjoy looking at the progress you are making.
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:29 PM   #68
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This build seems to get no love here,

Probably shouldn't spend the considerable time needed to post these pictures.
This place has every kind of truck person out there, a lot of us spend time in the garage working on things and will look but not comment. I have a few frequent posters in my thread but I know more people are looking at it than that and liking what's going on. Don't get discouraged at the lack of replies, we are all watching and looking forward to seeing how it will end up
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This place has every kind of truck person out there, a lot of us spend time in the garage working on things and will look but not comment. I have a few frequent posters in my thread but I know more people are looking at it than that and liking what's going on. Don't get discouraged at the lack of replies, we are all watching and looking forward to seeing how it will end up
X2 Yea I'm Watching this one. Looking good !
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I got y'er back Haas!

BTW, what's on the menu for this weekend? May try and stop by again Saturday with the boy so he can sweep floors & breath welding fumes while learning a thing or two.
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I got y'er back Haas!

BTW, what's on the menu for this weekend? May try and stop by again Saturday with the boy so he can sweep floors & breath welding fumes while learning a thing or two.
making sparks for sure.

probably get the frame off the fixture and sitting on the rotisserie so I can work on the bottom of it.
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This place has every kind of truck person out there, a lot of us spend time in the garage working on things and will look but not comment. I have a few frequent posters in my thread but I know more people are looking at it than that and liking what's going on. Don't get discouraged at the lack of replies, we are all watching and looking forward to seeing how it will end up
Nice to see the responses from some of you out there. We have really made significant progress on this build and look forward to sharing with like minded individuals Robert is a highly intelligent yet humble fabricator that is always looking to improve whatever he builds even if it doesn't have wheels. We are members on other various forums and are used to seeing a lot of activity on our threads. When I posted My truck on the Craigs List finds thread there wasn't one comment or a welcome message so we thought that was a little strange. I've come to the conclusion that I posted in the wrong area and need to read more and learn the ways of this forum. Thanks for the encouragement and responses, We are very proud of what we've have accomplished and excited to continue this journey.
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Got the final parts for the front end today.







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so now we get to flip the frame over.

I need to get the bottom finished so with the help of the rotisserie and my BendPac we got er upside down and bolted back onto the fixture.


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