Originally Posted by grouch
You're really moving along with this thing! Appreciate the pictures; hope you keep them coming.
Those 2x4s and blocks are scary.
Are you going to put gussets where you weld the frame back together? There are some nice photos of "fish plates" in firstname.lastname@example.org's Journal
on here. I'm not suggesting that the bug is going to put the same kinds of strains on that frame joint as a front clip for a pickup, but those plates don't add much weight for the added strength.
Thanks! I will definitely have more pictures as I go.
The blocks and 2x4's are temporary. Soon the body will be sitting on the S10 chassis. The body really isn't too heavy. I managed to stick those blocks and 2x4's under the car single handedly. Lifted the whole front of the body with one hand and stuck blocks under it with the other hand, then I repeated for the rear and slowly managed to get 2 blocks high
I'm just trying to make due with what I have.
Well, the stock joints over lap one another.
That should hold but I'm thinking of adding gussets as well for add strength. And you're right, I don't think the added metal will affect my ride weight wise. At this point I'm able to lift and move around the frame and body with ease.