Got the metal deck off and wire brushed the inside of the frame. Acid washed the cage, and slapped it back on the frame. Planning on cutting off the ramp carriers and welding the cage to the frame Monday.
I want to lighten up the load, so I'm going to put a wood deck on it. I'm wondering if I should add additional cross members either to the frame or maybe weld 1/4" x 2" flat bars across the cage or just drill into the 1/8" x 3" C channels that are already there? I like the last option best, but I'm also concerned about weakening the frame.
To be honest, drilling a bunch of holes into those C channels makes me a bit nervous.
What do you think?