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Fix it?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by grandview, May 1, 2010.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    that wouldn't be a fun repair, but i would probably fix it, weld it in place then have the frame checked for straight. Asuming it was straight and true, then you would weld 1/4-3/8 plate on both sides, about 1 foot along.
     
  3. JoeCool

    JoeCool Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 214

    Yup... AGAIN, lol. and this time fish-plate it like /\ /\ said...
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Nothing new there, I've fixed many over the years. Pretty common breakage point on the old solid axle trucks when they're abused for years. There's several outfits that sell the formed plates to fix and permanently strengthen that very over stressed portion of the frame. There's a couple for the Dodges too.

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