Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fabbing Transmission Mount!!!!!!

With the engine mounts done and the 4th tab built for the power steering gear box, I then primed all of them with the black KBS paint.
I then set the engine back in place. Everything fit perfectly in to my new motor mounts!
Next i started to fab up a tranmission mount. I used a piece of angle iron and some quarter inch flat stock to raise the center up to where the tranmission will rest on it.
The transmission mount is almost complete. I'm going to weld on some additional supports, cut it to fit, and then bolt it into place tomorrow!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Motor Mounts & Steering Tab 99% Done!

Lots of cutting and welding today. First I welded on some mounts to help support the motor mounts. I had to make sure the supports cleared the pittman & idler arm.
Next I made plates to weld into the center of the motor mounts just to add a little extra beef to the mounts. It was probably overkill, but I KNOW they won't be falling apart any time soon.
I'm switching from a manual steering box to a power steering gear box. The original box only had 3 bolts which held it to the frame. The new power steering gear box had 4. The 4th bolt had nothing to grab on to which probably would have been ok, but since i'm welding on the front end, I decided to fab up a 4th mount for it the box to bolt to. It came out pretty damn good if I don't say.

Next up...... grinding smooth all of my welds and priming everything. Then I will put the engine back in place and start working on the exhaust system.