i look forward to seeing those pics... thanks
so... that frame in your post is your original 59 frame that has been sandblasted and painted and had a new axle installed?
it looks like you might have replaced at least some of the frame members !
if the frame on my 57 overlander can be slavaged i will be surprised indeed.
i know the yolk is totally shot and the rear frame rails are crumbly and disintegrated far into the undercarrige under the bath area. maybe portions of the centrally located frame are ok....
i sure hope so because it has got to hold together for its triphome from its present site (flatbed trip home).
the tires on the 57 are :
7.00 x 15 6 ply heavy duty / 6 lug / split rims.
6,000 lb axle. ok--- dont know what the rateing is for the present stock single axle but i do know any thing i can do to decrease the chance of excess stress on the tires so as to avoid a blow out.... is a good idea.
it sounds like you are in the midst of doing what i am just setting out to do.
later for now