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welding the frame

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by kc_chevota, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. kc_chevota

    kc_chevota SILVER Star

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    thinking of welding the frame seams along the boxed area. ideas, pros, cons ?
     
  2. Erics75

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    I can't think of any reason not to, if thats what you want to do. They do make boxing plates for the sections that aren't boxed from the factory if you are thinking of doing so.
     
  3. rusty40

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    I was actually thinking of doing that myself

    my frame was a bit rusty towards the rear and the rust is mostly at the bottom of the rails, that is also where the big frame rivets are put to hold the inner rail to the outer rail. I figure if the bottom is rusty the side is probably still tuff so welding the seams is a good idea for strength
     
  4. Guest

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    I just boxed my frame a month ago.
    First I cut out all the old stuff then
    welded new steel on.
    I did this from the rear engine support to the very back.
    Friend of mine did this before,that is what got me going on it.
    Seems pretty strong.