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Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #270 on: May 14, 2018, 06:36:41 AM »
Got a few little sessions over the weekend on the duck-foot cross member.  Finished up the puzzle piece skin of 1/4" scrap.  Made the access holes for the mount bolts and the crawl box drain, added a bit of duck foot for a leg off the back to protect the back part of the t-case that hangs down.  I boxed that in a bit so it won't bend.  I was going to use horse shoes to brace up the front drive line cut out, but they just didn't fit right.  My solution was found in the scrap bin; a bit of old chain.  I mocked up the drive line with the t-case on the x-member and tacked the chain links into position, then took it apart and welded it all up good.  Looks really rat-rod so I am pleased.

I may add a bit of additional gusset and maybe a bit of bar stock to bulk it up, but it's basically done...

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