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Carnage! What to do...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pvfjr, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    I think I pulled the threads on that front crossmember bolt, no biggie.

    Then there's this one to the rear...ugh


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    3 ton's of steel meets big boulder. I'm not even sure what I should do next. If I try to swap the crossmember out directly, a new ones not gonna bolt up. The mounting points have been "modified". It's the one that bolts to those brackets that hang down between the saddle tanks and framerail, but I don't know if I could swap out the brackets too. Luckily the actual frame didn't get bent.
     
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    id check that tranny adapter for dmg,
     
  3. pvfjr

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    I think it's alright. It looks like I just nicked the t-case and peeled back the rear crossmember. I'm just trying to decide how to go about fixing it. Any input?
     
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    BFH:D


    if that doesn't work I'd take it off and try to find another one. I do believe it's gunna be a bear to straighten out. Good luck. Time to make a skid plate:D

    Steve
     
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    I'd consider leaving it and just puting a skidplate between the two.
     
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    Go and reverse over the same boulder!!!:grin:
     
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    i dont really understand what your asking.. The fix is pretty self explainitory (sp?)
     
  8. pvfjr

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    I should have thought of that before I left, now it's over an hour away!:doah:
     
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    you might want to try to jack up the truck right under it with a bottle jack. The weight of the truck might be sufficient to straighten it out. Just be careful, do a little at a time.:D

    ps, in the first pic, looks like you have a bolt loose, might wanna tighten it up some too:o
     
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    Are the brackets (which hang down between the saddle tanks and the frame rail) that the crossmember bolts to removeable? They're bent, so a new crossmember wouldn't fit. Can I swap those? I don't want to get into a war with rivets. Or should I just go straight fab? I have limited resources in that department though.
     
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    That's the one that had the threads pulled. Just a bolt replacement, no biggie.

    I might try jacking it, but I'm not too hopeful about that method. It took a little momentum to put it where it is.
     

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