Ok its been a few days.. and i swear every damn bolt on this thing needs a torch and an hour to get off, well at least the rivits anyway. spent 2 hours the other day just getting off the rear mounts for the front leaf springs..
Ok this is where we are
We had axel centerline, we measured 14" back on the old frame and 15 back on the new frame, why the difference you ask? well i wanted to bring the front wheels farther slightly by that one inch. otherwise it would have been done at 15"
with the clip up on the jigs (sets it at level and proper ride height for 26" tires.) i scribed the line and cut
then with both frames cut we butted the two together made our measurements side to side and diagnal to make sure it was square.
now we are forming peices to make the transissions
Here are some pics of the truck during tear down. I started to look at how you attach this front end and its to damn easy. You basically cut back your frame match the clip with axel centerline then trim and weld.
Oh and I am debating puting in a 10 bolt rear axel since i need to match the 5 lug anyways
Ok been busy so I couldn't update like I wanted to
I have the bed off and pressure washed the rear.
The front is ready to come off, then the engine and it will sit as a cab on frame =D
I also bought a 78 camaro z28 front clip complete with steering and brakes. got it from GM Sports Salvage in San Jose. (note will only deal if you bring cash =\ )
Here are a few pics (forgot to take pics of the clip when i dropped it off at the shop.
1: truck with no bed, great paint job huh
2: bed on table
3: floors pretty solid, the back of the cab has some rust under the gas tank but i cant find any holes and its pretty solid, so i am ok with it.