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where does the body flex?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85 Jimmy, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. 85 Jimmy

    85 Jimmy Sheepdog Premium Member

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    i was washing my truck today and noticed alot of dents in the roof, most of the time when i'm wheeling i can hear metal popping and it sounds like it's coming from the roof but i'm not sure.
    so is that the weak point in the body? if so after i do the body and paint how do i keep this from happening again, a roll cage?
     
  2. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My blaze roof pops when wheelin....just kinda got used to it, and filling the seams after they crack.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Only way to fix it is to make a cage that is tied in with the frame, or reinforce the frame and crossmembers enough so that the frame can't flex.

    The body just isn't rigid enough to hold the flimsy frame solid, even with poly body mounts.
     

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