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Carnage Q's Cracked Frame...PICS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by B_to_C, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    Carnage Q\'s Cracked Frame...PICS

    So as some have seen in the rocky mountain forum, I broke some things on the trail yesterday. First off I broke the mount that connects the transfer case to the cross member.

    Is there a specific name for this bracket?
    Where would I get a new one?

    It looks like fixing that would just require unbolting the crossmember and the *two peices of* the bracket, then bolting a new one on. does that sound right?

    here are some pics...
    FRONT:
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    BACK:
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    And I also noticed a CRACK IN MY FRAME /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif

    [​IMG]

    Harley suggested:
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    Don't box it.

    Stop drill the crack and weld it closed. Then grind it flat. Take a piece of 4"x4" 1/4" (or 3/8") thick angle iron and weld it over the area. Make the peice of angle about 2" bigger then the crossmember and leave about 1" on each side. And then weld it to the frame to make a new foot for the crossmember. You will have to drill the new plate with the bolts for the xmember.

    That should make it plenty stout.


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    This sounds good to me, what do you guys think? And should I reinforce the other side at the same time?

    Thanks Guys! /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. m j

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    Re: Carnage Q\'s Cracked Frame...PICS

    'stop drilling' cannot work
    how are you going to know where to drill?
    the spot where you visually see as the end is not where the crack ends
    watch the crack open when the heat from the welder hits it
    you will be surprised how far it actually goes
    that is a very poor design for a crossmember
    it should either pick up both top and bottom of the rails or the vertical member
     
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    Re: Carnage Q\'s Cracked Frame...PICS

    I think that is the reason people say not to use those little spacers to drop the t-case cross member. ALso wonder if dropping the t-case had an effect on the brace that also broke? Seems logical to me if you drop the t-case that the little bracket is gonna be under extra stress.
     
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    Re: Carnage Q\'s Cracked Frame...PICS

    [ QUOTE ]
    Is there a specific name for this bracket?
    Where would I get a new one?

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    Its a Trans mount pick em up at any auto parts store for arround 12 bucks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. B_to_C

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    Re: Carnage Q\'s Cracked Frame...PICS

    Thanks!
     
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    Re: Carnage Q\'s Cracked Frame...PICS

    Just out of curiosity do you ever have problems with vapor locking your truck? You already have my take on how to fix it. That is how the pro's fixed mine.

    Harley
     
  7. B_to_C

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    No problems with vapor lock, I have a 1990 jimmy with a TBI 350, so it's not even possible.
     
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    Re: Carnage Q\'s Cracked Frame...PICS

    Just wondering since your exhaust runs so close to your fuel lines. I had a problem with my carb like that once because my cat on the passenger side is kinda close to the frame.

    Harley
     
  9. B_to_C

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    yea, acutally that pic is of the driver side frame rail and my fuel lines run on the passenger side... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ah, my crossmember ripped out on the passenger side. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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