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broke frame mount for front end

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by snowman55, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    Anyone else have this happen? Just had to repair the mount for the front diff on the drivers side. tore away from the frame. this is on a 2006 3500 cab chassis. I have had to repair this bracket on 5 of my chevs now. An 02, 2-04's, 05 and now an 06 with 50,000 miles on it.

    I have seen the posts about the frame braking by the A arm mount but not the diff mount.
     
  2. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    You have any pictures?
     
  3. Dr_Goodwrench66

    Dr_Goodwrench66 Member
    Messages: 39

    Here ya go. A frame swap I did a few years back. This is looking at it from the front of the truck.

    diff mount.jpg
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Notice the lack of weld and penetration? That is why they break loose. I've mentioned several times over the years about adding a triangle gusset on the front side of the bracket (as it can be done with the truck assembled) to prevent it.
     
  5. Mxrider069

    Mxrider069 Member
    Messages: 85


    I have done this to mine as preventative maintenance and it so far has worked wonders!