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Old 09-07-2020, 11:14 PM
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Nice work Couper. Cool truck.
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Old 09-07-2020, 11:40 PM
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neat stuff!
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Old 09-08-2020, 01:16 AM
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It looks like you took on a huge challenge and are winning.

There are 1000 ways to build a frame and they are all right. As long as they are safe. Look at some of the frames guys have created around here. They are simply amazing. Traditional to wild.
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Old 09-08-2020, 05:56 AM
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Great start on a rough project.
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Old 09-08-2020, 07:58 AM
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Man you had the market cornered on the rust but, looks great now
Most of the time the rear kickup is 10" to get over the axle.
If you do a Z frame the front is usually 6" and the back 16". This'll give ya a starting point.
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Old 09-08-2020, 09:36 AM
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That is some excellent body work. My frame has a 4" kick up in front and a 14"in the rear. Your kick up in front will depend a lot on what front suspension you choose. Spring over, spring behind, stock axel or dropped. Mine is a 4" dropped axel spring behind. Parts were from Speedway and the old Total Performance. I should have gone with a 16" kick up in the rear because i only wanted a 4"ground clearance and i only have 3" between the rearend and frame. The rear suspension was Total Performance pro street rear leaf spring package. Your frame specs will also depend on what you want your ride height to be. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-08-2020, 09:47 AM
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Quite a handful you took on. Nice to see you are winning.

Good info Bruno.
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Old 09-08-2020, 08:09 PM
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Hey Guys.... Thanks much for the motivation!

Bruno.... I have a few questions

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Old 09-08-2020, 08:24 PM
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That is some excellent body work. My frame has a 4" kick up in front and a 14"in the rear. Your kick up in front will depend a lot on what front suspension you choose. Spring over, spring behind, stock axel or dropped. Mine is a 4" dropped axel spring behind. Parts were from Speedway and the old Total Performance. I should have gone with a 16" kick up in the rear because i only wanted a 4"ground clearance and i only have 3" between the rearend and frame. The rear suspension was Total Performance pro street rear leaf spring package. Your frame specs will also depend on what you want your ride height to be. Hope this helps.
Thanks for your input Bruno. I was thinking of stacking the engine frame rails on top of the cab rails. 2" x 4" tubing....that would give me the 4". I got a total performance catalog in the mail today but was disappointed that they only showed one front end but there are options that are all greek to me. I'm thinking 4" of cab clearence when static, but I'd like 2 air shocks out front next to each other to give me some lift when needed. I thought i had a picture but cant find it. Do you have a part number for your front end?

I see the rear in the total perf catalog....

I want to buy good stuff but want to make sure I don't waste money on buying the wrong stuff.

Thanks again for any suggestions you can offer

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Old 09-08-2020, 08:28 PM
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It looks like you took on a huge challenge and are winning.

There are 1000 ways to build a frame and they are all right. As long as they are safe. Look at some of the frames guys have created around here. They are simply amazing. Traditional to wild.
Hear you on the safe bro.... I'm a good welder and I'm going to use internal gussets so I'm not worried about failed welds.... just buying the wrong components. I'm gona search the frames here. Once I get my front end / rear end I can do a mock up and hopefully it will be clearer to me.

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