Warhorse- LS3 Connect & cruise, total rebuild with a twist

NCFJ

Adventurer
#2
This truck will be getting Lizard Skin inside and out, sound deadening and thermal. Frame and suspension will be taken to bare metal and painted, axles rebuilt, new brakes and a laundry list of other work as well.


 

NCFJ

Adventurer
#3
A little surgery was required. Removing enough frame to make the wheelbase work under the 60 was fun. I sleeved it with a box made from 1/4" steel, 18" long. Seam was left open enough for the welds to penetrate well into the inner sleeve. 46 rosette welds total. I do not think it will move :)

In case you are wondering, this is the "twist"




 

NCFJ

Adventurer
#6
More frame cutting fun!
The frame has to raise up to the bottom of the rule, a bit over two inches, in order for the 4 rear body mounts to work and be OK for bumper height. I only wanted to make one cut on the frame and not lose any length or add plate to it. So if I cut in just the right spot I can flip it over and weld it right up the same seam and gain the height I need





Point of no return?

 

NCFJ

Adventurer
#7
Did I mention that due to the outer C of the frame box being larger than the inner C, I need to flip the frame sections side to side in order for the outer C to remain the larger section?


 

RMP&O

Expedition Leader
#14
I can't see the pics either and I sure would like to. I have used FB to host pics in the past and it doesn't work. I would suggest uploading them here, I would love to see the project Stan! It sounds killer and having built an FJ142 I am particularly interested.

Cheers