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Old 01-31-2016, 08:52 AM   #15
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:55 AM   #16
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Hey Rug:

Question - where'd you find 5x1.75 box steel?

Been trying to find some and folks are telling me they don't have it.

Fyi / i can fab it up, just need the steel...
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:46 PM   #17
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Besco in birmingham- my new fab outriggers are 5x2 stock 1/8 thick. A friend of mine cut the curve with a plasma cutter, but I did make a few using a jig saw.
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:44 PM   #18
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we JUST did the same thing with out 1978 Sovereign. We purchased it from someone who had already started the reno. They cut the back 8' off the frame and reframed it. took the floors out then put plywood sheets in the middle and screwed it in to hold all the parts they gutted. Drove it for 3 hours not knowing it wasnt even rivet back in on the back side of it.

Now we do seem to have the sides of our shell lower than the frame on the back so I have to find a way to carefully raise it up while welding some new outriggers.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:25 PM   #19
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I would take the shell off if I had to replace the frame, other than that itís hours of labor that would have to be justified. I replaced the last four feet of frame shell on. That was about six years of use ago......
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

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Old 05-15-2018, 07:31 PM   #20
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Shell Off

I've just about completed a shell-off renovation of a '57 Custom, and I would do it again. I have a friend doing a shell-on, and it seems harder, slower, lower quality to me. Either way it's so much work, but taking the shell off and putting it back on is surprisingly easy - shell off, one day, shell on, another. Way more intimidating in your head than in real life. If you can commit to the task, I recommend shell-off

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