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Is my frame 3/16 or 1/4" thick?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Apr 7, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Is my frame 3/16 or 1/4\" thick?

    I did a search are the K-5 guys all said their frame was 0.160 thick or so. I have a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton frame (not sure, but they are the same) of the 73-80 vintage.
    It matters because I'm trying to see what size welder will work for jobs up to frame fix/bumper fix strength.
    I took my Vernier callipers out there and it read at 0.210 inches, which is between 3/16" and 1/4".
    BUT.........it's dark, the driveway is dirty, and I was in a hurry to get back in.
    There could have been dirt on the frame, calipers not just SO, lots of reasons it wasn't accurate.
    -- Mike
     
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    sooooo that would make it 6/32" right?/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Is my frame 3/16 or 1/4\" thick?

    You probably had some 'scale' or dirt where you measured. The general concensus after at least a dozen people measured was that the frame was about .150" - .155" thick. Roughly 5/32"...

    Rene
     
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    doooh, i was 1/32 off! duh, 6/32 is a 3/16. sheesh and i'm a carpenter too./forums/images/icons/blush.gif
     
  5. tRustyK5

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    Re: Is my frame 3/16 or 1/4\" thick?

    Carpenters don't use 32 nd's...hell most carpenters I know don't use 16 th's either./forums/images/icons/smile.gif/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    Rene
     
  6. Re: Is my frame 3/16 or 1/4\" thick?

    hey, i resemble that remark!!!/forums/images/icons/smile.gif i do use 1/16s though- all the time. just made a "fractional" error in my math. LOL! no 32s though, not building a friggen watch here! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  7. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: Is my frame 3/16 or 1/4\" thick?

    Speaking of frame thickness. Anybody know the difference between 3/4 ton and 1 ton frame thickness. Everybody says there is one, but nobody knows exactly how much. I have a 1/2 and 3/4 ton frame I can mic, but I'm fresh out of 1 ton's /forums/images/icons/wink.gif/forums/images/icons/blush.gif.
     

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