Monday, August 18, 2008

Build Session 11 (3.5 hours): Rear Battery Rack Main Supports

Tonight I completed the main support structure for all three rear battery racks. Next I plan to add the flat bar supports that will hold the battery boxes.

Preparing to remove the forward cross member from the truck frame. Don't worry, the battery box support tubes will compensate for the removed cross member.

After grinding out the steel fasteners the cross member came right out. Then I was able to weld the new longitudinal battery rack supports in place.

Cross member is out...

Notching the frame out to make room for the outer battery rack support tubes.

I cut the support tubes to fit between the new battery rack cross members.

Welded in place.

Its getting too dark to continue...its looking good though. :)

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