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    Thanks a bunch Stovens!

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    Ready to box the frame.
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    Using 3/16" cold roll flat stock. Have a portable band saw in a home made stand
    to cut the 4" wide pieces. I have a metal supply house a few miles from my house
    which is really handy.
    Rich

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    Most use 1/8" plate, I like the heavier 3/16". It's stronger, taps better, and I
    over build everything anyway.
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    Typical stitch weld.
    Rich

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    I alternated top, bottom, and side to side to minimize warpage.
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    Finished main rails ground smooth, with clamps off perfectly flat.
    Rich
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    Here is the start of frame 'Z'. I found I did not have enough suspension travel
    without it. (4") This means I also have to lengthen the gas tank support. So much
    for planning ahead!
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    I welded the inside of the frame 'Z' before adding the boxing plates.
    Rich

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    All welded.
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    I'm adding stiffener plates inside the rear cross member to eliminate any twist. I'll
    also box it.
    Rich

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    Forming the cross member plate out of 1/8" flat stock.
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    Tacked ready to weld up, also rear tank brackets lengthened. Inside of frame was
    sprayed with weld thru primer, and sealed away from welded seam.
    Rich

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    Trial fit of body to clearance sub frame for 'Z' in frame.
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    All finished with new mount, and sub frame reenforced.
    Rich

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    I work alone most of the time so I built a rig to lift the body. (my buddies are old, and
    cranky not much help lifting)
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    Another view.
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    The cowl is very rigid here.
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    Made tabs on the body braces to bolt lift to.
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    A friend gave me a 38 front end. (freebie!)
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    I'm using dropped steering arms with a new forged 4" dropped axle so I trimmed these
    off the 38 spindles. I know you can buy tapered bungs, but I wanted to use the old
    parts when possible. I took an old tie rod end, and welded it to a piece of pipe.
    Rich

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    Heres the finished parts. I used 1/2" plate as I was Out of 3/8", and I think 1/4" is a
    little light. (over kill as usual!)
    Rich

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    Heres a pic of the dummy rear end. It has slip tubes to set rear end width.
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    Here I'm trying to finalize ride height, tire clearance, and body rake.
    Rich

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    Rich ,, some really detailed work your doing there .. Filling up that retirement time very well spent ..

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    Thanks Bobby, good to hear from you! If I ever get all these pics posted, I'll try to post
    some pics of R.M.'s dragster.
    Rich

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    Very nice! The Z turned out sweet! I admire the tools you have as well.
    Ryan
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