Has anyone ever replaced the rivets that are holding the frame together? I know it sounds strange, but my Jimmy just sounds "loose" and doesn't feel very tight. When I was under it to do the front axle I noticed that I could spin some of the rivets that hold the front bumper brackets on. I think that this may contribute to the "loose" sound and "not too tight" feeling. Any suggestions? I was thinking of grade 5 hardware with lockwashers or maybe welding.
Check out this picture. It is of my 1976 1ton Chevy frame that I am using for my Truck Puller I am building. I took the whole frame apart (ground all the rivets and punched them out) then had all the pieces sand blasted and then I painted them and then bolted everything back together with Grade8 hardware and special dimple grade 8 nuts that don't loosen at all.
Yeah I have Jason. Its just been that this past month has been really busy for me and I doubt the next month is going to get any better....But I will try to send then to ya as well as an explanation for every pic.