Productive day of frame preparation. At this point everything that was installed by Quadvan is now gone. I had to cut out some welds of theirs and once everything was off, I'm left with this...
In my opinion, that's way more cutting than is necessary for a 4x4 conversion. I have a bunch of work to do now to rebuild the cross member to hold up to the Cummins and 1000 ft-lbs.
Since I have the CAD model of the frame, I'm going to cut a bunch of pieces that fit the cross member perfectly and then weld it all back together.
Started on the 55 gallon tank install today too. I had to get the old cross members cut out of the frame first though.
The new front cross member I designed was relatively easy to get into place so it's now mounted and the lift pump fits into it's spot protected by the rear axle and the tank.
The rear will take a little bit more work because CAD model I have isn't exactly the same as my frame. I have to shorten the parts I had laser'd or start over with the design.