Haha E I still wander around these parts, though admittedly less than I'd like to! OFN is awesome, you can't stay away for too long
The build has been progressing as I've had time to give it, so it's slow going but I'm really happy with the results so far. I'm also gearing up a full production chassis line for trail riding through U4 racing and anywhere in between, so I'm trying to get as much of the fab done as possible on the personal stuff beforehand.
Here are some teasers to bring things up to date, most of the recent work has actually been happening in the past couple weeks. Finished up the rear truss and linked the rear. Then welded on the spindle flanges so I can run Ford kingpin 60 spindles and hubs in the rear. The axle is near ride height in relation to the chassis
Then built up a truss for the front axle and linked it, mostly 1/8" plate with bolt sleeves welded in all around
Welded the front C's on with 3 degrees of camber, and set the front axle down
Grabbed a pair of Volvo fans out of the junkyard for the radiator
And made a shroud same size as the radiator
Gave it fender lines and a face
And loooots of uptravel
And a fun hood
So yeah! Been on a roll having a lot of fun with it lately. There really isn't much more tube to add, still on the to-do list are: mount radiator, make front cantilevers, mount drivetrain permenantly. Then I can shift gears away from the fab stuff and look at plumbing and electrical.