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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2006, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Pic of my project

Here is my 84 chevy with the 38s on finally. Some more work to do. I need cab mounts bad, put the other bed on, new fender, and some more fender trimming on the back of the fenders. The second pic has my brothers 83 with 37s.




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Looks good.

You might want to look into making that frame a little stronger. Your showing a good bit of twist. Welding some support along the inside of the frame rail will help. But, keep in mind you have brake and fuel lines in there and you don't want to enclose them forever.
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Actually there is very little frame twist. When I took that picture I looked and saw that the cab mounts pulled through the frame, all three of them. Like I said I need cab mounts BAD.

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Must suck living in Maine with all that rust.
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Did the body go or the frame?
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Must suck living in Maine with all that rust.

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It does

I didnt look real close at the cab mounts, just enough to see that I need new ones. I think that the metal retainer that cups the bushing rusted off allowing the bushing to fall out.

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I've seen where the frame rusts right around the mount. The mount is fine, but the frame gives way. You end up with a washer (made of your frame) held in the cab mount. Actually, i'll just attach a picture. Simple fix, weld something over the hole.

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I went and checked today. Its not the frame it is the retainers as I suspected. I found them on the ground.

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you are lucky
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Yeah. I didnt even really think about the frame rusting through till it was mentioned here then I got worried. Now I have to try to get the old bolts out. I will probably end up cutting a hole through the cab to get at the nut but we will have to see.

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