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Cracked Frame

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dammit32, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    My frame finally cracked near my steering box so I ordered a weld in repair brace. I thought GM might have corrected the problem on the later models but I guess not LOL. A coupole questions came to mind after removing the steering box. Why do the mounting bolts have spacers near the head of the bolts? Can I just leave them out instead of buying longer bolts?

    Chris
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    O got my weld in frame repair for free from GM they had a recall when the found out about this problem so that they could repair it so it is still a safety hazard since it was a recall,My dad works for GM so maybe that had somehting to do with it, maybe they dont want anyone to know.
    -Chris
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I threw the spacers away...and installed a bolt in brace after I finished the weld in kit.

    Rene
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Buy the bolt on brace, it includes new bolts and has built in, "spacers."

    I sell it as does ORD and a number of others, just shoot me a PM, I've got four of them in stock right now, three of them for the 82-up trucks. CK5 members get free shipping from me.

    No matter who you buy it from, GET IT. It's a must to eliminate future issues. I really wish I'd bought it before i trashed my frame, but I didn't, and I was in the same boat as you at one point.
     
  5. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    i welded it all up and it looks pretty but I have to wait til the middle of the week for the weld in brace to stiffen it up
     
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    trailblazer86 1/2 ton status

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    Get the brace along with the weld in repair kit. Don't forget to drill a small hole at the ends of the cracks and grind the cracks out real good. A MIG welder really makes this job a lot easier.
    Once all is said and done you won't believe how well the truck drives.
     
  7. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I got the brace..but havent put it on yet.. since the truck isnt on the road yet im not really rushing... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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