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Has Anyone Ever Seen This?!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigTex, Jul 12, 2001.

  1. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

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    I'm sure someone has but I haven't. I was checking my frame for cracks and I did not see any near where my steering box bolts onto the frame, but I did see a small crack on the frame rail right in front of the front crossmember where the sway bar bolts onto. It is near the steering box, but as far as I can tell it is not a crack that would be remedied or prevented by installing a brace. Does anyone know what I'm talking about and how in the heck can I fix this?! I was thinking I should just weld it or weld a piece of metal to strengthen it since it is only a small crack, but I know that it was caused by stress. What do you guys think?

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  2. newyorkin

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    I'd weld it from both sides if you can, then smooth it out and weld a larger brace over that.

    I was out on the east end of LI this past weekend, and I stopped to check out an '84 for sale on the side of the road. It had a big crack running from the bottom of the rail to about 3/4 way up right behind the transfer case crossmember. I wonder if he mentions that when someone's checking the truck out to buy it...


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  3. Pugsley

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    I'd grind it out with a die grinder, one side at a time so you have a good bevel to work with, and weld it from both sides. Then grind it down nice and smooth and fishplate it on both sides with a piece of 3/16" or 1/4" stock.

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  4. BigTex

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    It is kind of in a weird spot. You cannot actually see it from the side. You can only see if if you look "up" at the frame on the section behind where the front driver's side leaf spring hangs. Right between the front crossmember and that section. Anyone else seen this?

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    you want to see cracks come look at frame is cracked to sh!t you name its probly cracked there im tired of welding the damn thing sitch weld this sitch it here BLAH!! *i htink i might leave [​IMG]*

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