yup, they were going to each side as one but they could only go 9 inches in from each end so they offered to shear it in the middle, break it and seam it back together or shear 2 inches out of the middle and throw in 2 inch tubes for each side. i took the second option, wish id have taken the first but this will be stronger
it would have been a free weld as they told me they could do it whole and ordered the steel. i need the exterior flat for my signs so the sheets are butted up to the 2x2.
brendan, i was shooting for 6 feet tall but id have had to order a 7 foot sheet and thats special order, then they cut it in 2 so i could have
anyway its a 6 foot sheet with a 4 inch break at the top and the 3 double breaks in the middle, 5 1/2 ish
ive got 3 more sheets at the steel yard, probably do 4 or5 more double breaks on top and pointing up, last sheet is for the front. scrap for the upper corners w/lights and scrap for the main tail lights
1 year its got a better body, the box tips higher on the new one, the old one you have to back up and hit the brakes a couple times to get the chips out. just needs to go 6 more inches, plus ive never wanted to dump the money into painting it as it still wont be pretty. i like pretty trucks