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What does it mean when somone Boxes their frame?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84silverK5, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. 84silverK5

    84silverK5 Registered Member

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    is it expensive>? i dont have a welder or welding skills so a approx price would be appreciated, and is it really worth it?>
     
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    hammer 1/2 ton status

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    when somebody "boxes" there frame in they are adding the 4th side to the frame your frame is a <font color=red>C</font color=red> they are just adding more strength to the truck frame and if you don't have a welder or welding skills don't bother just don't jump the truck over 8 feet in the air or other things will be braking first anyway. No you don't need it unless you are 100% offroad warrior all the time

    <font color=red>Let me at it I can break it</font color=red>
     
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    Street rodders do it all the time to strengthen the frame......If you look at a cross section of your frame it forms a rectangular "C". If you were to take a piece of plate steel and weld it to where it closes the open side of the C...it will be a boxed frame.
    It will add a lot of stiffnes to the frame if that's what you're after.....not really needed on Blazers unless you 'wheel a lot.

    Michael[​IMG]
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    Street rodders do it all the time to strengthen the frame......If you look at a cross section of your frame it forms a rectangular "C". If you were to take a piece of plate steel and weld it to where it closes the open side of the C...it will be a boxed frame.
    It will add a lot of stiffnes to the frame if that's what you're after.....not really needed on Blazers unless you just want a super stiff frame. Lots of work involved....gotta move any lines that are there etc.

    Michael[​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm>www.jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm</a>
     
  5. 84silverK5

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    WooHoo my guess was correct well one of my guesses heh thx yall
     

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