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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.

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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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