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Doubler Crossmember pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JpEater, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. JpEater

    JpEater 1/2 ton status

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    What does everyone think about this crossmember? It is 1.5" x 1.5" x 3/16 tubing and the frame mounts are 3 x 3 x 1/4" angle. The t-case mounts are 3/8" plate and I used 1" thick pucks. I think it will be plenty strong but I would like to know what you think about it before I take it out on a ride. I still have to put some more bolts in the frame and make the skid plate after the triple stick is in.

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  2. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    very nice!!!
     
  3. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Looks real good. What truck is it bolted up in?
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    looks like it hangs down quite a bit... otherwise very nice. :thumb:

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  5. JpEater

    JpEater 1/2 ton status

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    The truck is an 86 1 ton/K10 with 6" and 37's. The case is rotated up 2" and I made the crossmember almost as high as I could get it. I left about 1/2" difference from the bottom of the case to the bottom of the crossmember for any compression of the mounts. It is a big improvement over the stock. When the skid plate is completed it will flow good when I drag a rock.
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    solid mounted to the frame? No bushings? How is your engine mounted? I've read on here that you should match mount them, so either both solid, or both with bushings, so theres no flex between the 2
     
  7. JpEater

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    I have the polyurethane ORD motor mounts and 1" thick polyurethane pucks mounting the doubler.
     

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