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moving the rear diff back 5 feet
fixing a weak frame splice while im at it
 

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my buddy hooked up the frame welding today,
im just a hobby welder, so i called in for reinforcements from a professional.

also finished my vertical pieces
 

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I've always been told to angle cut frames for more weld surface area. This is double framed inside too. Your buddy is one hell of a vertical arc welder.
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thats how i do it on light duty single frame trucks,
 

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Half lap was once the way to go also....
so let's do the real world failure list rather than "do it this way" discussion:flipa!


Nice forward movement man!
Tail wag would suck with the stock wheelbase.
Teaser pic from the bottom of Indian Valley Reservoirs south boatlaunch...
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60+' below the high water mark, 30' above the current water level.
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Lake is 6 miles long, currently sub 1 mile.
 

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looking good! that will be a sweet hauling truck.

you keeping that auto trans on the dt?
 

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keeping the mt543 for now, may upgrade later
nice! would like to know how you like it once you get her going. i was looking at the Allison md3060 for another project. the 3060 has an overdrive and i believe the 543 is a 5 speed no overdrive.?
 

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nice! would like to know how you like it once you get her going. i was looking at the Allison md3060 for another project. the 3060 has an overdrive and i believe the 543 is a 5 speed no overdrive.?
that was a mistype. its a MT643. its a non od 4 speed. with converter lock up.
its also got a 2 speed rearend
 

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