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Old 04-11-2019, 07:38 PM   #51
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Re: Bagged 66 swb stepside project: Major Chip Hazard

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I considered it but it covers up my bag bolts and air lines

The bag brackets tie in to the rear truss crossmember the tube in the middle was just cause it looked cool to me honestly.

I’m assuming you are suggesting it because triangulating is always stronger correct?

I feel there is not much going to be gained there with it though (could be wrong) but a majority of the bag trusses i have seen have a significantly less amount of cross support then i added.

I am by all means open to conversation and suggestions before welding any of the tube or brackets permanently though.
I think you're fine as is. But if you're going to tweak it, what about repeating what you did w/the forward portion of the step-notch? Maybe just add 2 45į bars from the center & run them down to the tie-in point of the OE/horizontal frame rail sections (for a general descript of the area I'm talking about) @ the back side of the step notch.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:18 AM   #52
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I think you're fine as is. But if you're going to tweak it, what about repeating what you did w/the forward portion of the step-notch? Maybe just add 2 45į bars from the center & run them down to the tie-in point of the OE/horizontal frame rail sections (for a general descript of the area I'm talking about) @ the back side of the step notch.
Thanks! Iím for sure doing more in the back but i am waiting until i have my air tank and compressors i want them to be tucked in the frame as much as possible so donít want to add anything until they are here.

It will be getting some sort of triangulation just depends what i have room for
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:22 AM   #53
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Re: Bagged 66 swb stepside project: Major Chip Hazard

I didnít get anything done last night i was contemplating re doing the whole back half to lower the truss down 3Ē and move the bag to the factory mounting spot on the trailing arm.... i originally didnít do this because of the large gap that is there (have to full 4Ē with the bags fully compressed when laying the frame.

I finally at 9 decided to stick with what i have for now. After i am done it still would not be much work to cut it all down and change it if i donít like it how it is.


Benifita would be better ride and more lift but it complicates bag mounting

Picture just for fun
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Old 04-13-2019, 12:25 AM   #54
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Re: Bagged 66 swb stepside project: Major Chip Hazard

Test fitting some things

Definitely can’t run the wide wheels i had in the back front wheels are perfect so at least i have a measurement to go with...

Hopefully i can sell these for enough to buy a decent set to replace them
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:47 PM   #55
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Slow progress, sick kid, wheel issues and changing to bag on bar.

Spend most of my free time cleaning the shop today to get all our cars in because they are predicting softball sized hail. So it probably wonít even rain.

I got almost everything ready to go to weld on the bag brackets for the new location.

I didnít want to wait to have brackets cut on the cnc so made some by hand with the band saw and grinder today. I really need to get a vertical band saw the hand held works but itís a hassle
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:09 AM   #56
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Made some progress on the radius arm bag mount setup. It looks a lot more like a afterthought then i want it to bit hopefully after the gussets are done and everything else gets finished up it comes together. Everyone i talked to on the bagged bored said it would be worth it for the improved ride quality by mounting them on the radius arm vs the axle so i decided the pros out weighed the cons.

Everything else should go pretty fast. Only thing left to cut are the cross tubes for the top of the truss (going to add matching 45s) and the gussets for the bag plates.
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:11 PM   #57
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Re: Bagged 66 swb stepside project: Major Chip Hazard

nice build, I'm in!
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:29 PM   #58
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nice build, I'm in!
Thanks bud! I know itís petty but nice to get the random comments to know Iím not talking to myself lol

Anyways pulled my brackets off to finish welding them cleaned up the cuts to match the frame a little bit and then put them all back on the frame Iím happy with the way it turned out.

Next step is gussets on the bag plates and re doing the tubes on top of the truss. Also complicating running tube either down from the truss to support the bag bracket or across between the two brackets. I donít think the extra support is really needed but better safe then Sorry?
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Don't let the mods/additions get "too busy".
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Re: Bagged 66 swb stepside project: Major Chip Hazard

Nice progress.. Don't know that I would run a tube between the brackets.. Getting kinda busy back there. A small gusset maybe from the backside of the bracket to the angled brace you have there now would look good, be functional and out of the way... My $.02
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:30 PM   #61
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Re: Bagged 66 swb stepside project: Major Chip Hazard

I ended up doing gussets in between the two brackets and then going Out on the bag plate no movement at all on the bracket so should be good and avoided more tubes.

Also going to leave the single tube on top of the truss i didnít like it with the 45s.

And ITS ALIVE!!! Well not really itís like one of the old school photos with dead people staged to look alive 😂

Have some clearing to do on the firewall for clutch linkage and had to cut away a part of the transmission jump of the cab to sit down right still needs some tweaks. Super excited though.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:08 AM   #62
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Looks good all laid out....Nice progress on the chassis.

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Old 04-28-2019, 09:55 PM   #63
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Re: Bagged 66 swb stepside project: Major Chip Hazard

Started welding it all up in the back. Got the firewall cut up so the clutch fork can actually work and cab sitting correctly. Glam shot.

Going to be slow rolling for awhile waiting on parts after i get the back half all welded up. Going to be a lot of sheet metal work to get the drive shaft tunnel finished and the floor pans done.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:02 PM   #64
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No pictures but slow rolling this week. Got the cab actually mounted and started cutting the rust out of the floor and working on the drive shaft/trans tunnel. Trying to figure out how i want to modify the cab brace at the back and make a hoop that does not look half ass without making a completely new brace... suggestions welcome
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Nice build thread, and nice sized shop.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:28 PM   #66
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Nice build thread, and nice sized shop.
Thanks 30x40!

Need to finish up the loft area but keep finding other projects to do.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:21 PM   #67
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