I have been very busy at work and with some family stuff so sally hasnt been getting any love.
But I had a little spare time so I did what I could.
I ordered a new bodymount kit from energy suspension, and im not exactly sure what they sent me...
An RC has SIX bodymounts on the tub and a couple up front for the core support. They have ROUND holes for the mounts to center on...
Energy suspension sent me FOUR two piece bodymounts with ELIPTICAL centers?!?
I wasnt sure what to do... return them and wait untill the correct set arives and for more free time?
Stuck them on the lathe and turned thoes ovals into circles. ;D
They will work untill I get the correct kit.
Anybody have a "Superjustable" wrench?
After that traumatic experience I hung the body over the frame and marked and cut my new floor a little to clear the tranny and tcase, luckily I only had to cut a small square out for the t case everything else cleared.
Here you can see my new rear wheel openings, overall it was a fairly easy and straightforward process I welded in 16ga to fill the gap. The body metal is quite thin even more so when it has begun to rust on the inside. So lots of wire and just enough heat to keep the gun (mig not tig, I dont have a pedal for my tig) from bouncing. One inch stitches and a bit of grinding, thats how I did it.
I did my best to try to give it a clean edge by welding mostly on the filler piece to try to keep the bondo uaasge down. I only used about a gallon on the tub most of which was sanded off
Upright and on the frame, that is a 31" tire that is probably only 30" tall. Its appx 22.25 inches from the hub to the nearest fender (front inside edge). Im Hoping that will clear 36-38" tires. If not I will put an add a leaf on it and use what fits best.
Believe it or not that tire was never driven on, its an original BFG AT.
I left off fitting in the access panel for the tranny and filling the hole by the door.
Yeah yeah, its an ugly floor but its stout and flat, filling the gap is alot simpler than cutting and bending more metal just to gain a few inches right? Pluss it makes mounting things to the floor much easier. ;D