Cross member to stop frame flex?? (1 Viewer)

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Cross member, stop some frame flex??

What do people think of this cross member, it should stop alot of frame flex?
I ran 3/8" thick plates down both sides of the frame underneath(sp?).
Then I drilled 4 9/16" holes on each side, to use massive 9/16" bolts.
All of the square tubing is 3/16" thick.
To bad I don`t have the Atlas anymore.
Flame away.
 
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Mace

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You can remove a lot more frame flex by welding the inner frame C to the outer frame C
 
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Should I also box in the whole front of the frame, and weld the front cross member that is under the bib?
 
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You can remove a lot more frame flex by welding the inner frame C to the outer frame C

Hey Mace, have you done this?

Would you weld the entire seem, or stitchwork, like 4" by 4"?

Does any one else have experience, good or bad with this idea?
 
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When I replaced my frame, I had a welder friend stitch 4" where every rivet was on the replacement. It turned out alright. we also boxed the frame to the rear spring mounts, and I think that helped as well.
 
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I just finished welding mine all the way. The welds I had done before caused cracks at the ends of the welds. Needs to be fully welded.
 

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