Ben's Bus: Getting down to the frame

The fuel tank installed.  The crossmember show will have to be strengthened.  With the floor removed the fuel tank will be a snug fit.   The box at the bottom of the picture is basement storage which will have to be removed.  With the floor removed there isn't much to hang these tanks on.  As if the frame wasn't weak enough these holes in the main frame flange were drilled at the factory for water heater lines.  The cross members are 2 " square tubing with full web gusseting.  Cross members  completed.  C channel frame member formed and primed.   These will be frame doublers.   Frame doublers welded in, frame flange repaired, cross members finished in primer.  This frame is ready for the load that will be added.