Originally Posted by Project1
Really nice man, looks a lot like the clayton one .. I like
It's similar to the Clayton for sure. I copied their basic idea and made some changes that fit my build. It has a 3/4" drop for the transmission and the long arm brackets are tucked in a little more toward the center of the vehicle.
I finished up the cross member and bolted it in place on Monday.
Yesterday I started working on the rear axle. Got the lift blocks in place on the axle and finalized my pinion angle. The axle is set back 4" more than stock. This is as far as I can go without worrying about the fuel tank. My rear drive shaft is going to be 40" long.
I still need to do the cut and fold of the rear quarter and then the rear will be pretty close except paint and undercoating. Tube fenders will be next.
I have about 7" of up travel before the 45" tires rub on anything. I am planning to build bump stops that limit my up to 6".
Lift blocks are about 4" over stock. This shape acts to prevent axle wrap to some degree. Three alignment holes to move the axle forward or rearward 1" from center.
A little left to finish up here and then on to the front axle.