Now I don't want to get into a pissing match over a automotive manufacturer, but I mean I had around 1500 lbs in this 2010 Ford F-150. I got a Picture of the load and how I secured it, and then of the measurement of the suspension with the load on it, haven't gotten around to measuring no load suspension height, but I wasn't on the bump stops yet.
Okay, back from that tangent or digression, Since I was handling this material, I got the L3 x 1/4" angle which was cut to 12' ish and 8' ish lengths (Another tangent there.) out of the truck no problem one at a time. Then I got to the again 12' ish and 8' ish lengths of 1/2" x 4" flat bar, it was a little heavy for one little guy such as myself. I managed to do it, but I decided to cut it down to the final dimensions as I got it out of the truck first thing.
Now then as I was saying, I was cutting the flat bar to length as I pulled them out of the truck, I used my little Harbor Freight 4x6 Horizontal/Vertical Band Saw for this. The blade is getting worn, but still chugging along with only one missing tooth to this point. (Different blade than OEM, this is a Super Cut 10-14 Pitch Bi-Metal Blade.) In the picture of the material stacked after cutting you can see the difference in the cut of the saw they used and the saw I used. My cuts are the shiny ones with lines and theirs is the burnt looking ones with curves.
Thanks for reading through this, and look for Part 2 to follow soon.