Sunday, June 24, 2012

can we work on the cab yet?

More progress on the 4-link and c-notches this weekend.  Brian got the welding completed on the airbag mounts, 4-link brackets and the pan-hard (track) bar brackets.  I cleaned up the rear axle and got it primed/painted too!
Brian also got the notches cut out of the frame - and started on boxing around the opening.

 It's coming along nicely, but all we can think is ''Can we work on the CAB yet?!!!'' .........  SOON!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

cut, grind, weld, grind

Lots of cutting, grinding, welding, more grinding, and drilling going on!  Brian had the last two days off of work, so we worked on the DT project.

We got the airbag mounts mounted (tacked in place  until we can roll the axle out to get a nice weld on them):

Then, we realized after we got the 4-link rear bracket installed that we weren't going to be able to get a bolt in it.......  so, back out the airbag brackets came and Brian drilled a hole and sleeved them so we can slide a bolt through them into the 4-link bracket.
Brian also got the front brackets fabricated for the 4-link:
 He's getting good with that welder!
It's tacked in for now, we will pull it off on Sunday probably so he can finish welding the bracket to the plate.
 (the grade 5 bolts are just for mock-up, we will use grade 8)

Now, after these are done, we will have to figure out what to do with the brake cables, ugh.  Then, we will work on finishing the c-notch above the axle.......  more cutting, grinding, welding, grinding..........