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Help! forgot how crossmember goes back

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88-383, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. 88-383

    88-383 1/2 ton status

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    Dial ups beware

    Take a look at this PICTURE and tell me if you think the tranny crossmember is installed right. I have 4 bolts,4 steel spacers,and 4 washers. Are the spacers supposed to go on top of the frame? or is it supposed to hand down like the picture.

    Make sure your browser is set to auto-resize pictures or else....

    km
     
  2. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    looks right to me. the hump is where the front drive shaft goes. i assume that this pic is taken from the rear and pointing forward. if so, and its still a passenger side drop front axle then it is right. the spacers are right also.
     
  3. 79k20350

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    those spacers normally go on top of the frame, if your lifting it a bit then it might help driveshaft angles.
     
  4. Eric M.

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    :haha: :haha: And IF that picture was taken from the front, you got bigger problems than your crossmember ... your engine and trans are pointing the wrong direction!! :D

    Sorry Mike, couldn't pass it up!!


    Eric M.
     
  5. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    haha, i didnt even notice that....thanks for busting me out eric....
     
  6. thor

    thor 1/2 ton status

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    Those spacers shouldn't be used to lower your crossmember. If you really want it dropped, make up some spacers out of flat stock, it will be much stronger and locate the crossmember more securely.


    The spacers are supposed to go above the frame
     
  7. 88-383

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    Thanks for the comebacks! I'll put the spacers up on top tomorrow. That was some funny stuff about the bigger problems hahaha :haha:

    Does anyone know of any online diagrams for future refrence?

    KM
     
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    Looks good to me. But like the other quote says, use solid spacers of some sort rather than the spacers. Even square tubing will be better than the spacers.

    BTW, I like how clean the underside of the body is. Whats the scoop on how its so clean and spotless?
     

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