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Old 01-06-2013, 02:36 PM
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Position the body and bed, front axle and rear axle mocked up on your fixture, then use frame rails to tie all of it together at the ride height you want. You may not know that you can "Z" the frame rails in any manner you want them to achieve a low or high ride height. Don't wait until you have built the whole frame and then have to jump through hoops to get the car at the ride height you want it to be. Plan ahead. Also, one of the most common mistakes I see when building a truck with a bed is that the cab and bed are not parallel. Eyeball the profile of the pair and tilt the bed up or down to match up with the beltline of the cab. The finished product will be much more pleasing to the eye than having the cab and bed non-parallel. For the rest of you guys, 2" x 4" x 0.120" wall rectangular steel tubing will be all the strength you need in this type of project.
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