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Anybody ever hardmount their tcase crossmember to the frame?? I'm running 3" BL and 2" drivetrain lift. It looks like it wouldn't cause any problems. Waddaya think??
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Originally posted by Convertiyota:
<STRONG>Anybody ever hardmount their tcase crossmember to the frame?? I'm running 3" BL and 2" drivetrain lift. It looks like it wouldn't cause any problems. Waddaya think??
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I do it quite often....as long as you have a bushing under the trans/x-case you'll be fine. Bolt it up and fire it off....
 

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what do you need pix of? all the crossmembers I've ever seen, except Front Range Offroad, hard mount to the frame. There is no reason to not hard mount to the frame unless your hardmounted to the trasfer case.
 

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I think my understanding of "hard-mounted" was a little off.
<IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Now I get it though, but I meant welded straight to the frame.

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I wouldn't weld it to the frame,you may want to get it off without a Torch in the future.
 

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Originally posted by Convertiyota:
<STRONG>I think my understanding of "hard-mounted" was a little off.
<IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Now I get it though, but I meant welded straight to the frame.

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Make a bitch to take the tranny out!!
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Originally posted by Convertiyota:
<STRONG> Now I get it though, but I meant welded straight to the frame.

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I wouldn't do that, you'll be grinding it off to do a clutch change or tcase work. I know Marlin has his mounted with u-bolts around the frame, might be an option if your frame nuts are wasted. You can also run a 1/2" 13 tap through the captured nuts, then use 1/2 13 bolts and nuts on the accesible ones. This is what I did with mine. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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With the 3" BL and the 2" drivetrain lift it looks like there woul be room to get the tcase out still.
 

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Originally posted by Convertiyota:
<STRONG>With the 3" BL and the 2" drivetrain lift it looks like there woul be room to get the tcase out still.</STRONG>
I repeat DO NOT WELD IT TO FRAME! DO NOT WELD IT TO FRAME!! DO NOT WELD IT TO THE FRAME!!! Do you understand now.....DO NOT WELD IT TO THE FRAME!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Shaker:
<STRONG>I repeat DO NOT WELD IT TO FRAME! DO NOT WELD IT TO FRAME!! DO NOT WELD IT TO THE FRAME!!! Do you understand now.....DO NOT WELD IT TO THE FRAME!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I did on my old truck <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> I'am using U-bolts this time around <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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If you weld the crossmember to the frame, how are you going to remove the tranny if it brakes. I know you have dual cases, so it will be too long to tilt the rear of the t-case up and the front down to remove. You would have to remove the eng to get the tranny and cases out. Just weld some heavy angle to the frame if you want to make a crossmember.
 

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Go ahead and weld the thing in, but don't come whinning here when you find out how hard it is to pull the tranny & T-cases. Of course you could always cut the floor board out and pull it out that way, All of my old Chevy's were like that and it made it pretty easy to pull the tranny out of them. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 
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