I am doing this all on the back of my truck to show that you dont
need a fancy fab shop to do this.
Only tools I have used are -
1. BFH is a must
2. sawzall or Reciprocating Saw
3. angle grinder with cutoff disk and grinding disk
5. piece of angle iron
6. a sharp scribing tool
7. tape measure
8. welder - if you dont have one, then you can bring the axle some place to have the inner C, spring pad, and shock mount put back on.
but at least you did most if not all the work yourself saving a ton of money.
now, on the long side with our spring pads centered at 27.5
we can measure from the long side pad out 5 5/8"
and don't forget to add + 1" for the tube that sits into the inner C
So, - 6 5/8 is where we will cut
after the cut, grind the end clean and put a small bevel or taper on it, so it can get started into the inner C.
remove rust and crap from the end of the axle tube and line up our reference lines.
Use the BFH and pound the inner C to it's new home.
Waiting for the 44 parts to come, But I got the M.O.R.E SRS kit in.
Along with their HD steering box mount today.
And here is some pictures of the frame all done with a little dust on it from sitting all winter.