Short refresher: This project is about 10 years old. It involves a 1950 Bullet nosed, 4-DR Studebaker which is now mounted on a 1985 Chevy S-10, 4X4 frame. The engine came from a 1975/76 Caddy 500 (can’t remember which). The transmission is a TH 4L80E overdrive unit. A Ford 8.8 independent rear end was lifted from a Super Coup Thunderbird. Final drive ratio is 3.08. Stock the ’50 Studebaker weighed 2730 pounds. Major work has been underway on both the frame and the body. The steep curved rear floor beneath the back seat area required removal of the old and fabrication of a new replacement flat floor pan. The changes were necessitated by the choice of new seats. Both the front and rear seats are from a Lexus RX 300, the small SUV. The fronts fit perfectly but the rear floor slope didn’t allow placement of the rear seats. To flatten the floor required that the frame be sectioned longitudinally and vertically. A pie slice was cut out of the side of the frame after which the top was hammered down and welded to lessen the kick-up for the rear axle. Doing that severely weakened the frame’s strength just as a C- notch would. Using what is done to strengthen a “notch” as the example bracing was fabricated on the bottom of the frame to add to the total cross section depth. The truss bracing is opposite what would be placed on top of a C –notched frame. In this case trusses with a connecting bridge were built on the bottom to support the now vertically thinner frame. At the center of the brace is a “C” arch which is made of ¼ inch material while the rest of the truss and boxing structure is in 3/16. The entire brace sits directly beneath the frame cut.