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Frame boxing 75 k-5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Resurection, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Resurection

    Resurection Registered Member

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    I am currently in the middle of a custom 75/85 body swap and am considering boxing and powdercoating the frame for strenght and durability. Can anyone tell me if this will work and what to expect?
    Brian
     
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    Thanks for the thread. Going to have to do some rethining here. Buddy of mine mentioned possible rust problems with boxing the frame not leaving anywhere for water to escape. I will probably not end up boxing the frame but having one built sounds like that may be a long run solution.

    Thanks again
    Bis
     
  4. diesel4me

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    not sure..

    I know boxing a frame makes it stronger,but also more rigid--and rigid means little or no "flex"--that can lead to cracks,and cracks are worse than a bend!

    Almost every "mini" pickup like toyota and nissan's,and mazda's here break in half after 10 years due to severe rust inside the boxed frames--so I'd say its not a good idea in the rust belt..

    This post reminds me of "Bluebear" on "American Hot Rod"--he didnt want to box his frame in--and it cost him his job!.. :blush:
     

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