Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

stiffin the front frame

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TWISTEDJACK, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. TWISTEDJACK

    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Posts:
    882
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    I have too much twist in the front frame section from the front cab mount forward. Right now I have a stinger on the front and a winch plate below that. But what could be done in between ?? Tie the cage to the frame under the hood and to the stinger???
     
  2. crazyhole812

    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2005
    Posts:
    228
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    missouri
    you could box the frame and tie in the cage
     
  3. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2003
    Posts:
    10,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Elkhart, IN
    how is your cage mounted to the truck? is it mounted to the frame? or to the floorpans of the truck? both ways can be correct, but you may run into problems if you try to tie a bushing mounted cage directly to the frame.
     
  4. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I'd consider tieing in the cage to the stinger and add a down bar around middle of the engine (on the cage to stinger tie bar) to the frame rail. Only issue there is steering shaft and tire clearance(at stuff).

    But like asked, is your cage tied to the frame? If not you don't want to just tie your front frame to your body.
     
  5. TWISTEDJACK

    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Posts:
    882
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Cage is tied to the frame now. I just need to stiffen it up from the firewall forward.
     
  6. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    What I said would be a great way IMO, also running a strut bar from side to side over the engine.

    That is my plan anyway. Except minus the stinger.
     

Share This Page