Join Date: Dec 1999
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Re: welded in-frame nut un-welded
I punched out the captive nut, drilled the hole thru the top frame rail also, then got 4.5 inch ( think 4.5 inch0) grade 8 bolts down thru the top to stick out the bottom like studs. put some sleexes (small pipe from lowes) inside so the frame doesnt compress
weld the tops ( carefully isolate the heat so you dont soften them too much!)
hold hte tops with a wrecnh when you tighten the down so you can really load em up good without breaking the welds
I did this to the entire front driverside on mine ( steering box mounts) some previous owner jerky welded the box brackets to the frame -crossmember-bolts were all wedled on, it was a real work of "ART"
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