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[B]Box Burdens[/B]

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Clod_King, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. Clod_King

    Clod_King 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a 79 chevy Scottsdale, 1/2 ton pick up. the box is twisted. and I noticed alot of older chev/gm pick ups do this. can i fix this? or do I have to replace frame rails?
     
  2. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    It's usually the horizontal plate on the frame where the body mount rests that rusts out. You can usually jack the body up, and weld some steel plate back across there, drill a hole in it (actually you'd probably be better off doing that first), and rebolt or replace the mount.

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  3. Clod_King

    Clod_King 1/2 ton status

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    I think the box is bolted directly to the chassis, but I will check it out. I know the rubber bushings that support the cab are royally screwed, and I have to change those. can i just use a high-lift jack to lift the cab?
     

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