I finally got the frame cut and fitted together the way i wanted. I didnt receive the triangular gussets or the top gusset with my frame, and i didnt like the way either of them look judging by the pictures ive seen online. That being said this hardtail is build top notch by David Bird... Pure quality.
I cut off the frame rails closer to the front of the bike and got rid of the stock crossbar that connects the backbone to the bottom rails. I bent a piece of tubing to connect the backbone to the lower frame rails. Then i lugged and welded up the lower rails. Made a patch piece to fill in the low spot. I will still make a triangular gusset for the top of the hardtail, and will most likely either make a gusset or weld the foot peg mounts in a way that will strengthen that joint even more.