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How to Install a Weld On Mini Notch on Toyota Pickup Truck Frame

I’m going to install a mini Notch kit onto my 1980 Toyota Pickup Long Bed frame, while I have the bed removed.  This kit is meant to be bolted on, but instead I’m going to be welding it on using my new Mig 200 from Arc Captain. Last week I installed 3 inch drop leaves and normally you don’t need a mini Notch with just a 3 inch drop, but the thing about lowering a truck is you always want to go lower later on. So now is the ideal time to install the mini Notch kit, since I may end up adding some lowering blocks later on to drop it a couple more inches.

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