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Old 09-14-2010, 05:42 PM
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Ok, you have the plan. Just some added info - you should make another plate like your C-notch section but a couple inches longer on each end and box the open side of the channel frame to maintain strength, as you will be removing 1/2 the original vertical wall section of the frame when you cut it for the notch. Hope I made that understandable. Basically you want that section of frame to end up like a piece of rectangular tubing with a notch in it.

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Alright, here is the work i managed to finish today. On the passenger side, i welded in a piece on the inside of the frame, boxing it in. Made my cut, bent the metal for the C notch, then welded it in place.
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ericnova72, i boxed the frame on the inside, is that what you were talking bout? If so i appreciate the help on that and from the picture i saw last night on the site, i saw where i would have to box in the frame from basically the back of the cab to the end of my frame rail.......
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Good work.
However I would beef up the area over the "C notch" because it appears to be to small now.
What I would do is add an additional box plate on both sides that is a couple inches taller than the top of the rail then fill that in.
I'll try to find a pic.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:39 AM
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Here's a link to a "C" notch kit so you get the idea. The frame needs to have some strength in it.
http://www.kplinks.com/product.php?p...&cat=81&page=1

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I gotcha bob, makes total sense........I am building some brackets right now and will post some pictures later today of my new frame brackets.
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C notch frame rail extensions

Okay, here is my take on C notch frame rail extensions:
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C notch complete

Okay, here are pictures of both frame rails completed. I put some tires back on the truck and set er back on the ground, how she look now:
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I'd say that's strong enough now.
Nice work.
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Thanks pugsy. I am pretty excited, that is the first time i have ever done a c notch on a frame. Hopefully i didn't over post pictures, i just wanted to show anyone that wants to try it as well, how i did it.
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Thanks pugsy. I am pretty excited, that is the first time i have ever done a c notch on a frame. Hopefully i didn't over post pictures, i just wanted to show anyone that wants to try it as well, how i did it.

Can NEVER have enough pics.That looks strong now and I won't worry. Now move on to the shocks. Bob.
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I really appreciate all your help bob, gave me some great advice on how to move forward with my build.

I have been having trouble trying to figure out what type of shocks to buy without spending a ton of money from companies like speedway, etc...After some searching, i think i am going to go with a monroe shock that would have fit a 1948 F1 1/2 ton truck, part number 32207. Hopefully that part number will help anyone else trying to figure out a shock that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
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U will need a shock that will fit into your mounting points and when the full weight of the car is on it it should be in the mid point of its travel up and down. You may want to wait untill you have gotten most of the car finished before you chose one. Napa should show you the demensions you need also.
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