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Which year crossmember is better?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bablazer73, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    What year did they start putting in the heavier front crossmembers? was is just the engine crossmember? or the front one that holds the brake proportioning valve?
     
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    I believe the changeover year was 1985, but not certain. Easy to tell since it has extra pieces on it in the corners compared to earlier. Just the engine crossmember, the one the balancer (on a SBC) is right above.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yep, second this. I concur.
     
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    yep. that's right. i cracked the one on my 82 :doah:.
     
  5. bablazer73

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    Great, I save it from the 88 frame I'm cutting up. anybody need it??
     

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