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Non run of the mill frame reinforcement

Discussion in 'Center Of Gravity' started by 84_Chevy_K10, May 7, 2004.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    With the amount of destruction I saw on my frame Wednesday it gets me to thinking about some better steering reinforcement.

    I know some guys here have built some bad ass home brew stuff and I'm open to suggestions. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    my idea is sort of a boxed frame setup. Run 2 pieces of 2x3 steel on the open ends of the frame(vertically) and drill holes for the bolts to go through them. But don't snug the box against the frame, rather leave it off and just attach to the upper and lower parts of the C, as well as reinforce those parts for the load. Stupid idea?
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I'm going to draw my idea and post up some pics later as it's hard to explain.
     
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    Ill get some pics by the beginning of the week, but picture this.

    boxed frame from before the front spring hanger to behing the origional engine crossmember. all 4 steering box holes sleved the thickness of the boxed frame (except the one right in the way(you know the one)) hmmmm, too early in the morning--pics will do better justice. anyway, add crossmember to front of truck out of 2" .120 wall.
     
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    Is there room to tie the frame lips from one side to the other?
     
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    Since my motor is pushed back 4" I am able to run a new crossmember from frame rail to frame rail and tie it into the original front one (where the porp valve is) and my radiator mounts to that also.
     
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    I'm not ready to make a crossmember, but I do want to make a plate just like Steve Frisbe did on his Sub. He has a piece if plate running vertically across the frame rails so the bolts are trying to "compress" the "C" instead of just rip the vertical part from it.

    Seems like a good idea to me, unfortunately I'm not quite the amateur engineer.

    That said I'm just glad my box is back where it goes. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Is there room to tie the frame lips from one side to the other?

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    Yes, thats what I did. No problems!
     
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