Thanks guys. It was way more work than you might think. I had the help from my good friend Ian who did more of the metal work as he is a perfectionist and has MUCH more experience welding. He's an expert and can lay sick beads forever. Check him out boxing the frame in. Those are some LONNNG welds my friends. That welder was sucking the juice! I estimate a few HUNDRED dollars worth of electricity to do all this welding. A couple HUNDRED for the Argon. I made sure I had a lot more money than I estimated this whole build would cost and STILL ended up turning my pockets inside out!! haha I choked when I bought a 4x4 plate of steel. And I remember getting like $600 in fasteners, bung washers and heims in a tiny little box one day. I felt noxious !
Total chaos spring hangers were definitely worth the money and saved a lot of time not having to make em. The guys at Kartek hooked me up with odds and ends and shipped em to me quick. Deaver race pack is used and everything else is blood, sweat and tears.
Wheel hop doesn't exist anymore which was a concearn. All you feel offroad is the front Donaho's doing what they can to take the hits and the rear just follows you around. You don't feel ANY bumps from the rear and it doesn't sway side to side like I have felt in a couple long travel trucks. I will revalve once I build the front. That is, once I decide on the finishing the turbo system or putting in a different engine. Mwuahahaha!