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regan wilson 03-05-2021 08:54 AM

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The passenger side was the worse. There wasn't much holding it together.

regan wilson 03-05-2021 08:58 AM

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The drivers side was a much cleaner break.

regan wilson 03-05-2021 09:01 AM

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The drivers side went back together pretty smooth.

regan wilson 03-05-2021 09:05 AM

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The passenger side was a *****. We had to twist it and use the jack and jack stands with a ratchet strap to pull it together. Weld here weld there and then it started pulling itself together. We weren't gong for pretty we were going for strength.

regan wilson 03-05-2021 09:11 AM

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Tony went ahead and rewelded around the C notches on both sides and we called it a day. We will clean it up and plate the outside. Once we are done with that we will get the weight distributed right and start on adding tubing over the shock mounts to tie everything. I may have to do some adjusting and shimming on the bed. All in all a for a near disaster I think it went back together pretty well.

regan wilson 03-06-2021 09:14 AM

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The rig I tried to get it home from the track with. It worked for awhile.

71Dragtruck 03-06-2021 10:23 PM

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Damn $hitty deal, but good thing you caught it before it completely broke.

regan wilson 03-08-2021 07:52 AM

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Yes it sucks Monty. In the end I'm glad it happened just not the 800 mile round trip and missing a race. I was able to rearrange my schedule so we are going to start back on it at 8am this morning. Maybe we can get it finished and I can get it home I hope.

aggie91 03-08-2021 03:19 PM

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Glad to see you progressing. You know Tony will make it right!

71Dragtruck 03-08-2021 08:56 PM

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Yes it sucks Monty. In the end I'm glad it happened just not the 800 mile round trip and missing a race. I was able to rearrange my schedule so we are going to start back on it at 8am this morning. Maybe we can get it finished and I can get it home I hope.

Success?

regan wilson 03-09-2021 06:58 AM

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When I got there yesterday morning he was doing some welding. He found one or two small cracks and welded them up too. Then we had to determine bar placement in the back. There was only a 4 inch long area to use. I got them marked and cut some holes in the bed.

regan wilson 03-09-2021 07:02 AM

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I left out that I worked on the bed shimming it in the back .I think the bed gap looks as good or better than it ever has. It was never perfect because the of the way I had the cab mounted before the cage was built. If I don't like it when I get it home I can still play with it some more.

regan wilson 03-09-2021 07:08 AM

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We sampled different angles of tubing bends with some templates. We decided on a 45 degree I kinda liked a 30 better but it would have been harder to weld at the bottom.

regan wilson 03-09-2021 07:10 AM

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We sampled different angles of tubing bends with some templates. We decided on a 45 degree I kinda liked a 30 better but it would have been harder to weld at the bottom. There will be some 90 degree struts where the floor is cut. Then hopefully we can get all that mess put back together.

regan wilson 03-09-2021 07:22 AM

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We got both bars bent and mocked up. Then had to call it a day.

regan wilson 03-09-2021 07:23 AM

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oops

regan wilson 03-09-2021 07:27 AM

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This is turning out to be exactly what I wanted to do for awhile.

SCOTI 03-09-2021 10:00 AM

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Definitely looks like those will help the effort.

regan wilson 03-10-2021 09:15 AM

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I got it home yesterday evening. He didn't have time to help me with the floor and the tubs. I'm going to have to fix that mess myself. I've already gotten the tubs pretty straight. I need to cut up the pieces of the floor I took out and fit them around the 90 degree braces. Then clean this mess up and do some bedliner and paint the bars.

SCOTI 03-10-2021 10:40 AM

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It will be interesting to see if it reacts differently now.

71Dragtruck 03-10-2021 01:34 PM

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That’s kinda the same idea behind how mine is done, sample principal anyway.

aggie91 03-10-2021 02:31 PM

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Looks good!

regan wilson 03-10-2021 09:03 PM

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It will be interesting to see if it reacts differently now.

I'm sure it will. If it picks up R/T that's not a bad thing. I hope it picks up a ton.

regan wilson 03-10-2021 09:04 PM

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Thatís kinda the same idea behind how mine is done, sample principal anyway.

Leave it to me to wait until it breaks .Lol

regan wilson 03-10-2021 09:04 PM

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Looks good!

Thanks Karl


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