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boxing in frame

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by reptilianman, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. reptilianman

    reptilianman Registered Member

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    I've bent the second frame under my 78 k 20 and was wondering if any body has boxed in there frame , or if its worth while , or tips on doing it if possible.
     
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    where did it bend?what did you do to bend it? boxing it isn't that hard just time consuming. you'll have to buy some 8" bar stock i think 6" is just short. you can clamp it to the frame and mark the contours of the frame or you can make cardboard templates. probably 3/16 or 1/4" plate.
     
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    If your bending them up that bad, you might be better off just running new 2x6 or 3x8 tube steel as new frame members. Do you have a cage? A full roll cage tiied to the frame realy tightens up the flexy stock frame.

    Just out of curiosity, where are you bending up your frame in Clarkston?
     
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    Just keep in mind if you bos a frame you want to box the whole frame. If not where the box ends and the channel begins will see a lot of stress and crack.
     
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    If i wanted to partially box in my frame in just some key areas as opposed to the whole thing where should I do it?
     
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    i think right by the back of the cab is the highest load area. so maybe under the cab and back past the rear spring hangers
     
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    Hey thanks for the replies guys,i dont have a cage at all ,that had crossed my mind and i'm gonna fab one of those in with boxing in the frame ,I took a trip out west and bent it up out there,it bent on the right frame rail undernieth the cab pushing it up about 2 in,? i know kinda stange, it got a little to high in the air (not that i even planed on getting off the ground at all) and it came down on the right side of the front bumper so for now i trimed the body lift mounts to level the cab,so the bodys straight agin but on the bent frame theres nothing in clarkston to bend a frame on unless you run over all the traffic here.lol does anyone have a long bed frame in or near Mi.so i could get this progect off the ground ....i mean keep it on the ground. thanks
     
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    Hey 73 i see your in goodrich ,do you ever go wheeling behind the junk yard on m-15 in davison?
     
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    i'm a little tall to fit in my frame... let alone with boxing gloves on... [drums] dun dun cha [/drums]
     

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