Here the first stretcher is welded in place. The two black sliders will receive the blade guides. If you expand and look carefully at the top and bottom of the sliders you can see the shims to prevent binding on the frame.
Here is a close picture of the blade guide slider locks on the backside.
Here the top stretcher is welded in place. The two lifting eyes are in place, and it has been drilled 3/8" to bolt the motor base to. I have a aluminum 12" X 24" X 1" plate that has been taking up space for far to long. It will get bolted to the underside of this top stretcher.
So I removed the shims and lowered and raised the head slide. Great no hang-ups moved freely through it's full range of motion. Here near the top of it's travel.
So now that my clearances have been established, I will remove the head frame tomorrow, finish the welding and continue with the head build on the bench.