I know I've seen it noted before that welding a straight line across a frame is a bad idea, but I want to discuss it again. Is this really such a bad thing? Yeah I know, creates stress point or some such stuff. I did it on my S10 before I remembered that its been said you shouldn't. The frame is fully boxed in the front section and I am strengthening along the framerails(I don't trust them with the SFA or pulling with the front end). Not to mention I've extended the front framerails about 7", so to do this I had to weld across the frame(though at the end of the rails). So is it really an evil thing to weld across the frame? I know I've seen it done a couple times and can't say I've ever seen anyone have a problem with it, but it may have just been luck.