It's been just over a year since we scrapped Papa Fazz's old Ford, we have gone without a truck for too long! I bought myself a new 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, with the 6.0L gas engine. This also means the Jetta will be a trailer queen.
It's about as long as a city block.
6 Liters of gas guzzling power. 'Merica.
After almost destroying my hemisphere trying to fit the mounting bosses, I decided to do it the easy way this time. I plunged a 7/8" diameter end mill through for a perfect fit.
Kage is forklift certified, so he helped with the heavy lifting.
To fit the mounting bosses, I got some help from Solidworks. I modeled each tube and printed an un-wrapped profile.
Much better than last time!
I had it welded up.
No burn-through to the outside for a perfect smooth look.
Pressure tested. My ghetto pressure testing fixture leaked like crazy, but the welds didn't!
I started fitting the new reservoir to the shock tower. I tacked it on the outside during mockup, but it will be welded inside the wheel well for a clean look in the bay.
I put the hood on for a rough clearance check of the new reservoir location.
Tacked in place.