Im going to make my tanks drop able too. Well, probably would have to destroy the toilet flange to do it but mostly drop able.
Update for those interested. Spent all weekend getting rust off this thing, almost done with the cleanup phase.
Dropped the axles, flipped the frame over with the gantrys in one, sorta awkward move. It worked though. Lot easier to clean the bottom upside down.
I need to replace 5 cross channels, 5 outriggers, the back 7 feet of main frame rail, and some other miscellaneous patches, also need to build supports for tanks.
Im considering boxing in the main frame rails, at very least from axle back. What's everyones opinion on that?
Im probably just going to have the metal shop bend me up some solid 5 and 4.25 x 1 1/4 c for the replacement cross bars. Nothing passes through the holes anyway.
Also, thoughts on couplers? Replace or just rebuild kit? Fwiw, it seemed fine for the 60 mile pull home.