Played around a little more in the garage today!!!
I ground off all raised sections of the frame where I'll be adding x-tra support.
I installed both rails and made sure they were level and square in the chassis
Here is one side tac-welded into place
Here is the other side secured in place prior to welding
Here are both rails tac'ed into place
Here is the front brace that connects both side rails
Starting the process of welding the rails into place
Top of deck showing rails. Other than being tac-welded way in the back, this side will get it's final weld one I install my tranny plate for my 350
I have the bottom side welded more than it will ever need! I think I added more weight with welding wire than the tubing weighed!!
I may be cutting the rails a little shorter in the rear of the chassis for the axle. Right now I'd have to notch the rails for clearance for a 1.250" axle and I want to use adjustable cassettes so even more clearance will be needed. I'll know better once they arrive in my hands!