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Should I cut my frame!@#!@#

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chaka73, Apr 24, 2000.

  1. chaka73

    chaka73 1/2 ton status

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    First of all my stearing gear box is leaking I was going to buy one I found a guy localy that has one from a 76 supposely those are stronger than regular ones, then I told him that my gear box would always move up and down when I steered and he said that the holes for the bolts that hold the gear box are probably shot if this is the case the only thing I could do to fix the problem was cut the frame and put a new piece on there from a donor truck he happened to have one and he has a friend that does this job for about $300 he told me to bring the truck to him so he can inspect it and he could tell me for sure if I needed to do the cut or not but my question is if this was the only thing to do or can I perhaps weld the gear box to the fram to make it stay in place what do you guys think. By the way he would let me have the frame piece for free if I take the gear box.

    keep blazin !!!
     
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    I would think, (correct me if I'm wrong guys) that you could weld a peice of metal on the frame and re-drill your holes. I'm not sure if I would want to graft in a peice of the frame like that. Kinda screeming for trouble I think. Check for a frame repair kit. They are made to fix the cracks that are common with this, but they should work to help with the slop.

    Just my $0.02

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  3. chaka73

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    yeah I would really hate to cut my baby's frame I'll look into that thanks by the way who would have frame repair kits??

    keep blazin !!!
     
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    I would go with Kyle's suggestion and get the weld in frame repair plate for cracked frame cuz it has bolt holes in it and that should repair your problem.
    Good Luck

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG]
     
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    Check with Offroad Design. I know they sell a frame brace kit. They might have a repair kit. If not, they will know where to find one. Mines still in good shape (don't know how though) so I'm just going with the brace.

    Kyle
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  6. chaka73

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    Do you have a link to offroad design or the phone # thanks again.

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    DAMN Burt! That was fast. You must be like me, sitting around watching the board hitting refresh every minute or so! hehehe

    Sometimes, Work really ain't that bad!

    Kyle
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    Ya, everyday at work just sitin here faken it!![​IMG]
    Gota love CK5!! With out it I'm sure I would be dead from boardum!!

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG]
     
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    Between this board and another that I spend alot of time on I can easily put in an 8 hour day. Matter of fact, I've got both of them opened right now. MAN I LOVE DSL!!!

    Kyle
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    Hey that's all I do at work too and gotta love DSL it's fun, anyway I called offroad design and they set me up for the fram brace and the kit repair for a grand total of $170 including shipping to California. Hopefuly this will take care of my steering problems and for the third time thanks guys (damn I'm such a polite guy LOL)

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    Hope It works out for you man! We just got our DSL line last week. THE THING ROCKS!!!
     
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    Hey chaka73, were you at in California?
    I'm in Central Cal. near Modesto(1hr south of Sacramento).
    Good luck with your repair!!

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    I'm down south in Long Beach home of the Queen Mary once in a while I go up to Fresno to visit my cousins matter of fact I'm going up there 10th of June one of my cousins is getting married looking forward to going up there I love it so much, I'll keep you guys informed on how the brace and kit works.

    keep blazin !!!
     
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    never weld to something that rotates. unless it is done by someone that has done it their whole life it will be f*cked up. also never cut the frame were you put the new piece will be the first are to break. i would weld around the entire area (boxing the frame in that area) then attach the box
     
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    That sounds smart, I didn't feel like cutting the frames anyway.

    keep blazin !!!
     

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