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Made a new engine crossmember to eliminate crossover steering problems.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Esteban86K5, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I was just about to finish installing the axle and decided to first fab up the crossmember so it won't interfere with the crossover/hi steer setup. Total cost? $0!!! I had some spare steel laying around. It started as a 2x8 rectangular tubing with 3/16 wall thickness. I used Jason's Plasma to cut it up.( thanks Jason /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif ) And then just simply welded it all up. No interference at all now and it has enough room for the pumpkin durring compression on the passenger side. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    This is Before....
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    And this is after....

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    Here are all the in between pics!!
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    that looks really nice. /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    I agree, very nice.

    Looks like it's time for some longer front shocks.
     
  4. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have those completely collapsed so they wouldn't be in the way. But after I relocated my shackle (like someone else on this site did /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif) I will probably be needing longer ones. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I have those completely collapsed so they wouldn't be in the way. But after I relocated my shackle (like someone else on this site did /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif) I will probably be needing longer ones. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    I'm only kidding. I discovered the same thing, ford towers and gabs are going on this weekend.
     
  6. FWP

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    Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif! Watch the frame for cracks around the front and rear of the x-member after you get some wheelin time on it, you might want some more support around the frame /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Hmmmmmmmm... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif. Very impressive. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Very Nice! Good Work, I like it.
     
  9. Esteban86K5

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    I'll keep an eye on it, thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Thanks for the compliments!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    you didnt happen to save all of your measurments did ya... shure would sve a fellow some time.... unless yoiu are for hire, that would save even more of my time /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif... /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  11. Esteban86K5

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    Nope, I just drew a centerline on a piece of cardboard and went from there.
    I wish I could be for hire, but at this point with the lack of tools, There is no way I'd be able to compete with MOO in price range. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    That looks like ass /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif



















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  14. Esteban86K5

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    Sniff Sniff That hurts man!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Thanks to everyone elses comments!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    looks pro even >>>> how did you get the rivits out? torch or grinder and what size bolt did you use.. need to do it to my front spring hangers, there is a 3/8 gap between frame and hanger. thanks /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    Rivets? Mine Came Bolted On From The Factory.
     
  17. Esteban86K5

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    I took a grinder to the rivots so they were fluch with the frame then i just hit the snot out of the crossmember and out they came. This is usually the way I have been taking off all the rivots on my truck. But I will usually hit them with a punch to get them out. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    thanks that is what i was going to do but some people say it is a pain in the ass! will give it a try saturday thanks /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  19. Esteban86K5

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    Let me correct myself, it's not actually a grinding wheel that I am useing. It's a cutoff wheel. Much faster than a grinder. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  20. 78k20

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    Hey, great work there, looks very nice! Thanks for the extra "in process" pics too at the link-it's always nice to see a work in progress and the steps taken to get the final results-especially when it all comes together and works as planned.

    Good Job!

    Mike
     

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