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hopefully this was enough

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    maybe its about 1/2 way down my drive shaft, my custom xmember goes across the frame for the rear body mounts of the cab. there were about 3 inchs inbetween the driveline and x member. so i notched it out some anybody think this could still cause a problem :confused:

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    this is a better one
     
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    Jeez learn how to resize pics :doah: :D
     
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    ive been trying
    do you adjust the size in the pic or on the camera??
    think my drive line will clear the xmember when suspension is compressed
     
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    I would notch that cross beam for better clearance - I think it will hit the way it is currently configured. Better yet, notch it and make a drive shaft hoop while you're at it.
     
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    Search for the resizing info; you can prolly do it in PaintBrush depending on your version of Windows. Your camera prolly also came with software to do it.

    I have attached smaller ones for our viewing pleasure.

    I think the kicker is how far forward the drive shaft goes; I have less clearance than that on my front shaft to my doubler crossmember, for instance, but that's right by the end of the shaft.

    I can't tell from your pix, but if the crossmember is close to the end of the shaft, I don't see the thing hitting even under compression.

    OTOH, if it's in the middle and you're gonna have crazy flex up on both sides at once, maybe.

    EDIT: Mouse has a point (Mouse, do you make movies of the girl in the red dress, a la The Matrix? :D) ... I wouldn't notch it 'cuz it would weaken it, but notching + driveshaft hoop would be as strong or better, and keep the thing from flying off on the oops.

    -- A

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    I resize all mine in paint.
    Copy the picture into paint.
    Go up to image.
    scroll down to stretch/skew.
    And in the stretch box change the 2 that say 100% to something lower.
    Click ok
    close box
    save pic
     
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    i'll try notching it out and reinforcing the top of it with some angle iron or somthing. and make a loop too
     
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    got the picture thing fixed :saweet:
    i hope notching that beam will be enough :confused:
     
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    new pix at the top
    man that stuff got thick at the top :eek1:
     

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