Got back to working on the jeep after some down time. I'm Cutting out the rot on the bottom of the frame rails and replacing it with 3/16th strapping.
I'm having some problems deciding how I want to go about attaching the belly pan to the frame. I'm going to build a custom pan and I have thought about welding angle iron to the side of the frame and bolting the pan to the angle iron.
The problem with this is it could get hung up on obsticals... (Not like there are many big rocks up here in Vermont) just mud holes. I also thought about putting the angle iron on the inside of the frame an still extending the pan flush with the outside of the frame rail.. but I dont think I like that idea either
I just dont like the internal captured nuts. Up here in the rust belt things like that dont last long, all of the captured belly pan nuts in this frame had rusted free!!! I want to build this to be serviceable years to come. An exposed nut an bolt can easily be torched off an replaced where a captured nut usually means drilling an taping a broken bolt.