Yeah, I turned the blocks upright to hold weight the way they were designed to and put wood top and bottom to soften any impact and disperse the weight.
I made a dumbass move one night and forgot to weld a brace in before I cut the cossmembers underneath. I later climbed up in the truck via the sliders and the frame shifted on the jack stands and I nearly pooped myself.
The frame was then sitting at an inward angle. I wedged a 2"x6" in between and tacked the jack stand to the frame after that.
How it sits now, in the process of removing any unused wiring-
I'm in WI (closest place to wheel is Indiana.
) for awhile due to school so I'm taking my time with this build, so any thoughts of "unnecessary" or "too much work than it's worth" is not an issue here.
I'd like the truck to maintain some level of DD capability or creature comforts, to include retaining the A/C and heat if possible. But a major goal with this build is to maximize effective weight displacement and low COG. Additionally I want to clear up as much of the engine compartment as I can for an engine cage and turbo.
Soooo keeping that in mind, is it completely retarded/impossible to relocate the entire heat/AC/blower to the xtra cab portion behind the seats? That would clear up room under the dash to move the fuse box, brake (and possibly clutch) MCs, and air intake into that area. Doing so would help with both shifting the weight and clear up the engine compartment for the aforementioned reasons and allow more space for an intercooler.
Rerouting tubes, electric A/C compressor, using a unit from a completely different vehicle, are all options I'd be open to.