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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by schmuck, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. schmuck

    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    does anyone have pictures of thier mid 80s cross member i think mine maybe bolted on wrong
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Which cross member?
     
  3. schmuck

    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    tranny and transfer case, mine was bolted to the underneath part of the frame when it looks like it should be sitting inside the frame, if it goes inside that would be great because that would give me about 2 inches more of ground clearance right there
     
  4. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    What year truck?
     
  5. schmuck

    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    85 with a 700r4/208 setup
     
  6. Sample

    Sample 1/2 ton status

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    Nope, it is bolted to the bottom of the frame.
     
  7. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok, the crossmember does sit under the frame rails, BUT, only the 1 tons had the '85 up to '91 sitting inside the rails.

    1 ton rails are taller and when the crossmember is bolted under the rail, it sits too low.

    Now if you bolt it in the rail, your t-case will sit too high as the t-case may hit the bottom of the cab floor. Also, the shifter may get binded up.

    So, if its NOT 1 ton, bolt it UNDER the rail and call it finished. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. schmuck

    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    ok thanks, thats not what i wanted to hear but i guess ill have to live with it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    it is your truck
    put it where you want
     

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