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welded frame?!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ndestroya, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. ndestroya

    ndestroya Registered Member

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    it appears that my frame has been welded right at the steering box, is this a VERY bad thing, a BAD thing, or it will not effect my driving of my truck!? I have been working on my truck for the longest time and i just got my license and am about to start the truck for the first time. Let me know what i can possibly do if anything.
    Thanks,Josh
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    not a good thing... Depends how i was done, was their material added? A proper patch or just welded? Chevy's crack at that point in the frame often.
     
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    ndestroya Registered Member

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    frame Welded

    it appears a ****ty job was done to it cause i have a welder and am good at it and now how it should look and it looks horrible. It was just welded with no patch and is a bad clumpy weld all around. Are there any options for me? cause this truck was just redone....new motor,trans, lets just say i have 6 grand into it.
    Thanks,Josh
     
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    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    If it was my truck I would cut that spot out and weld a patch in.
    Thanks
    adam
     
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    ndestroya Registered Member

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    frame welded

    That is true, this is not something worth selling my truck though right? like it won't give me any problems down the road?!
    Thanks,Josh
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    Chances are if you sell it the next one you buy will have a cracked frame too. Grind off the old weld. Find the crack that was there. V-notch the crack, weld crack, grind smooth, weld on patch, keep box bolts tight.
     
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    welded frame

    Cool thanks for the info guys i really appreciate it, i will have to get out the welder and clean the old one up and put a patch on it. thanks again!
    Thanks,Josh
     
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    I think JC whitney makes a frame patch kit. ORD makes a steering brace. Big tires + wheeling = you need it.

    Taper/angle the ends of your patch, make it bigger than the junk yer takin' off.
     

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