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Found a some guys on Long Island the next town over who are really into Volkswagen's and they have done frame notches for them before so I decided to have them put in my notch.

Greg (Swoops on VWvortex) and Eric are brothers and they really know their stuff and do great work.

Here is what we did in about 4 & 1/2 hrs.

Bed off


Gas filler neck only tricky part to getting the bed off and it not even that bad


Cutting bumpstops off. Grind the top welds then sawzall the bottom.



Eric working Greg on the phone


Playing with the camera settings


Greg and his awesome safety glasses


Cleaning the passenger side for welding and cutting the bumpstop off the driver side


Damn metal in the middle of the frame to hold old small bumpstop. (Sawzall takes care of this pretty easily



Frame cut and all cleaned up ready for welding


Lining up the notch in


Grinding a ground


Tacking it in



Start to weld the top



Playing with camera settings


About 4in done man this is going to take a while



Some sweet rides in the background


Mostly done and damn those are some pretty welds







Passenger side done




After we finished the passenger side Greg started cutting and cleaning the driver side



This thing is fucking solid


Eric welded up a quick bracket for the break lines that were originally attach to the bumpstop


Lots of welds


Driver side done


Undercoating applied


Yeah its welded everywhere
 

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Damn thats some nice work Billy
 

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Nice job Billy......whats the temp there?
Not positive but was between 45 and 50 today I believe but the fucking wind was blowing at like 20mph steady gusts to like 35 sucked

clear reflector guy, looks great!
those are some nice welds!! looks good man :thumbup:
Damn thats some nice work Billy
looking good the the in one one!!!
Thanks guys yeah Greg and Eric work with their father doing pluming and heating and Eric is a certified welder he really does great work. Greg is a hardline specialist and makes some of the sickest hardlines check out vwvortex to see his work.

Wow, those guys do some great work! Too bad they had to cover up those beautiful welds with the undercoating!
Yeah if only it would not rust up.

is that a 110v welder?
Yeah 110V lincoln electric 3200 we were a little worried that it would not be enough because the notch is 1/4in thick but they had a tig welder on hand in case we needed it.
 

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they friends of yours or did you find them online somehow? how much did they charge you for the install, if you dont mind me asking?
Just some guys I found on another forum by googleing "frame notch long island" I paid them $350 which I know some people would say never pay over $250 for a notch but I have no place to do this work nor the knowledge of welding to pull this kind of stuff off. I know Paul payed $275 at little shop of horrors but that is KY and its a little less expensive than NY so I felt comfortable with the price.

I did however help them the entire time by cutting, bolting, and blocking wind (my specialty) which I really wanted to be able to do I don't just like paying for something to get done I like to help in any way I can.

I also found a place called Paul's Restos on long island they wanted $85 per hour for the job. They make some awesome classics but don't do trucks much and I was worried that their unfamiliarity would slow them down and they would not have let me stay in the shop. However I know they were more than capable.
 

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damn, where did you get that notch?


That is seriously one of the best/cleanest/well done notches I've seen. makes me want to get mine re done :ugh:

nice man! GREAT shots too!
 

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Nice welds bro!!! Looks good
 
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