Is there a way to check to see if you frame is warped? I have everything off it (front clip, cab, and bed). It doesn’t seemed warped but how can I verify it?
I have to say, yo completely lost me with this method. I can’t even picture it.Plumbob, digital angle finder, very long level.
You need the measurments of the straight frame before you do frame work to match the new locations.
So before you remove anything do a x then check for it being sides being upright by using a level and a angle finder that stores memory.
Now using the plumbob mark a dot on your floor.
Now add your braces then 1" tacks everything before removing your temporary braces. The thing will spring back. Now check your old measurments to the new frame.
Ratchet straps are sometimes enough to pull or push these. But if not hydraulics and some heat will do. Using some 3/4 threaded rod and double bolts will keep things from moving when you need to reposition the strap or ram.
Then add your gussets welding them (these finalize the frame) then remove your bracing and the frame should be near perfect. Now you can weld your boxes 2" at a time moving around.