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post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 11:10 PM
Steve83
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Re: Torching it

If it's not welded properly, the frame can get tempered and harden. Then it will crack instead of bend, and you'll have a 200lb cable-propelled projectile, and a truck rolling backward. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] I feel much safer knowing exactly how many bolts I put in it, exactly how strong each one is, and that the frame is as strong as it should be. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

Plus, I like knowing I can undo it if I ever felt like it for whatever reason. What if you rolled the truck, but bought another and wanted to keep your bumper? Think of the mess you'd make getting it off the old frame and how poorly it would fit on the new one. And how much would you weaken the bumper's mounts when you cut it off? What if you came up with a better design and wanted to save the frame but lose the bumper? What if...? [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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