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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 07:32 PM
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Frame Flex.....

Does anyone else seem to have an exceptional amount of flex out of their frame. I have scraped the paint off the back of my cab, below the window, from the front of the boxside rubbing on it. The truck will hardly ever pick up a tire cause the frame and susp flexes so much. Yes, it still has all the crossmembers in it. Whadda ya have to say...
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 08:15 PM
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Re: Frame Flex.....

Nah, mine flexes quite a bit but not that much. Replace all your body mounts and I bet you won't have that problem. My frame is from 84 and has had 20 years of UP salt and sand eating away at it.

I'm planning on RTIing it one of these days so..
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Re: Frame Flex.....

Yeah, I've got frame flex alright. My rig is a 54 willys p/u on an '80 blazer frame. My frame developed a crack on the top,pass side behind the t/c x-member,and also on the drivers side top,just forward of the shackle mount.I had to build an extra x-member for mine.This seems to have helped a lot.The one piece blazer body must have added a lot of stiffness to it originally.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 10:28 PM
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Re: Frame Flex.....

The truck has poly bushings all around, and it still flexes lots. I might have to build the extra crossmember like you had to to cut down the flex. I just don't want to damage the truck further by overflexing the frame. I still gotta drive this thing everyday in the winter.
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