Ok, back to beeness. More tear down on the LB. Wiring was a bear. Steering tower.......yeesh! But we got some "bones" now.
Rear view. Note the brace across the tranny top. Not stock. Sat on short pipes and there were nuts welded to frame rail tops.
Another point of interest. If you look below the bolt to right, you'll see weld on top, and on the side of the frame rail. Crack repair. The weld has failed on the lower portion and there is a crack.
It can breath!!! Beautiful. isn't it?
This area is very cool to me. The castings, the mechanicalness. The fan!
So after more noodling, I've realized I've been lying to myself when I thought "mild" custom. It will change a fair amount. I want to put the hood, grill and gas tank from a Cub on this puppy. See it peaking through in the photo above? That will be the focus in the immediacy. Then we build from there. Stay tuned