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If I remember right that was a problem area on the alum frame on A-car. That may have been a fix to solve the problem. That is a stress point at the mounts. KW and Pete both used a cross piece in the same area. Yours looks like it was added but I don't really know.

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The Big Cam was stuffed in the frame rails last weekend, and I was too dumb to snap any pics. The test was worth while, and as usual, provided for a lot of head scratching. I messed up the front motor mount that I took out of the donor truck, so I tracked down a motor mount from a late FLD. This has 1" less drop than the original. There must be a rear motor mount that will work better that the ones I have because the current ones would sit on the top of the frame rails.

Another observation was that the flange had to be cut down for the big girl. So I took the leap on that.
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I hope this turns out.
Next step is to make the drop in the frame for the radiator to sit.

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It has been too long! For all of the effort Autocar went through to make a lighter truck using aluminum, they could have shaved a few pounds off the cab. My very nice neighbor who owns the forklift was surprised at how much this tub weighs.
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Thanks for the update you've come a long ways and I know it wasn't easy or without $$.

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