the extra floor braces are installed and the sheet metal is tacked on! will get pics uploaded tonight if i find time.
everything has been fabricated my self, my brother helped cut the metal while i welded and also helped install everything(very heavy). the welder friend stops by every couple weeks to check how things are going.
some of the ideas came from http://126.96.36.199/showthread.php?t=225105
and from http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=217235