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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Welding on Frame advice

I have just installed a hitch on a 2000 Blazer. I bolted it on (3 bolts per side). I know this is all the manufacturers say to do but I want to klnow if it is a good idea to wpot weld to the fram also.

I heard that the fram once heated will lose some streangth. Is that true?

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Re: Welding on Frame advice

YES THAT IS TRUE ON BIGGER RIGS WHERE THE FRAME IS HEAT TREATED BUT YOU WILL NOT WEAKEN THE FRAME ON A BLAZER SO IF YOU WISH TO PUT SOME WELD ON IT YOU CAN
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Re: Welding on Frame advice

If you have to ask if you can weld on the frame them you are probably not qualified to do so. It can be done but, if it is not done properly it will not weaken the frame but will make it brittel and will put a stress point right in the middle of the brittel area and will be likely to cause cracks. Further, there should be no need for welding as long as you used the correct hardware and do not exceed the manufacturer's rating.
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