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<IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0">1.7 Go buy a damn tape measure or caliper <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Do a search on this. I posted these pics' when we did the rear shock mount on my truck. We wanted to use the factory round crossmember, but here in Pa. they use a TON of salt for the winter.
This was our solution:
We drove the pipe(can't remember the size, but I believe OPPs is right)thru to the other side

Cut it flush with the frame

Then made round cover plates and welded them shut


The fix has worked great. The trucks been thru 5+ trails at Paragon and hasn't wimpered yet, except for the steering pump.

Tom

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Originally posted by OOPS:
<STRONG>The only problem with capping them off is you ruin a perfect spot to carry along side front axle with out a Birfield!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

I use 4" PVC capped at both ends. That way the axle is already greased and ready to go in. If I tried to carry the axle there anyway the thing would be hangin out the BIG rust hole and eventually fall out, but you west coast guys just wouldn't understand. Your lucky not having to deal with the rock salt in the winter.
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do you need it for rust repair? or do you think you need to beef it up for a shock mount??? I mounted my shocks onto it and It's held up fine under tons of abuse. most guys bend em' because they don't pay attention to the compression limit on the shock. The shock bottoms out under flex and the next thing to go is the x-member......
 

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Originally posted by Wrench:
<STRONG>rust repair.</STRONG>
I used it for my shock mount, so it needed to be beefed up due to rust damage. Its held up great with no problems. Get ready to be tired and sore. We used a 16lb. sledge with a 1/4" plate tacked on the end of the pipe so it'd be easier to hit. We cleaned the crossmember out best we could and still had to drive it past the rust build up.
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Originally posted by OOPS:
<STRONG> <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0">1.7 Go buy a damn tape measure or caliper <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
my thought too but this is funer

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