So I picked up another "57" big window cab,bed, and frame (no front sheet metal). This will be a father and son build, My son Joey who is 14 has took up an interest in welding.
This time around iam building my own frame, after graphing a front and rear clip in the last truck I figured " whats another 6 feet" might as well just build a complete frame.
I ordered a IFS with air ride from SCOTTS hot rods, so it will be here in about two weeks.
Last week I built a table and leveled it for the frame construction. I chalk lined center and front and rear axle position ( moving the front axle forward 1" ) for a total of 115" wheel base. I also sprayed a clear coat over the chalk lines so they wont erase after time goes by.
Last edited by slammed57; 12-14-2017 at 08:37 AM..
That's great that you have your son getting involved. Something the two of you will always remember. The Scott's front end looks like it will be a nice setup and 115" sounds about perfect.
I like the artwork hanging above your pegboard! I have one very similar to that.
Thanks jim, Yea I use to build Harleys before the orange county choppers thang. I been watchin your build , Its Lookin great. that flat out engneering ifs is a very nice set up.
Yeah, before it was a fad. I can relate. Thanks for the compliment! I think the flat-out setup should handle a little better than stock lol.
I am going to really enjoy your build from scratch frame. My hat's off to ya!