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Old 09-14-2014, 04:14 PM
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Introduction and Jag Question for my '56

I figure it's time that I introduced myself. This year I decided to pull the trigger on my multi-year long search for the exact truck I want. The '56 I bought is quite a thing of beauty and I couldn't be happier. Of course I quickly decided the stance, steering and brakes needed to be fixed. After quite a bit of research I landed on the Jag IFS. I have procured one out of an '86, tore it down, tore down the front of the truck and am now starting the fitment.

I didn't like the placement of the Jag mounts in relation to the '56's frame so I've decided to hard mount (and have subsequently removed the mounting arms). My request is if I can see pictures/details on how someone else has welded in on a similar year frame. I know it exists and so I sincerely apologize for asking a question that is likely already out on the forum. But in my search the details seem to be very spread out. So a "go look here" response is fine.

I sincerely appreciate the assistance.

Other questions I have:
- Once I notch the cross member (mostly done) should I weld closed the holes?
- Is there a reference point that I can use to measure the placement (forward back), what measurement should center the wheels in the wells?
- There are some minor rust holes around the inside spring perch on the Jag. The metal here is very thin (picture below) can this cause any structural concerns? The picture is taken looking through the notching cutout I have made to clear the 34'' wide frame.

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Rust hole in spring perch.
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