Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by 68f2506.9, Oct 28, 2016.
Used 1/8" flatbar
Looking good....patch work is great....keep up the hard work and thanks for sharing
Yeah that body work ain't fun
Got it primed!
My radiator came, mounted the core support and looks like I canmove the motor forward 2 inches and still have 1.5" to the core from the fan. I called Justin from R&D today and I am going to buy a stage 1 kit and mount my hx35 and use the banks intake hat for my turbo system.
Did some work with the fire wrench to fit the idi in there. Still need to order the stage 1 from justin and see, but there is much more room behind the motor now and the cab bolts to the mounts.
Still have a lot of cleanup to do and box that crossmember in.
If it was me I would throw additional plating on the verticals below the cutout and 4" or so each way wider, as well as boxing it.
Yeah, I am building a crossmember to hold the engine mounts with like 6×4 tube or c channel. It will be supported.
Got the engine and tranny in the body and lined up with the tcase, tacked the mounts in, now its back out and I am bracing the mounts with 1/4" plate, and rebuilding the crossmember.
Are you in the Puget Sound area?
I am near Bellingham, whatcom county.
Beautiful area, I don't get up that far North very often.
Made some engine mount progress. Need to brace with 1/4" plate.
Good stuff man. Look forward to seeing some pics of the welderin!
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crossmember boxed in. The angled side peices go to the bottom of the member and are welded solid.
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