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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:55 am 
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finna reback half my luv and gona go with 2x3 box steel but cant decide ona wall think neess lookin for sum suggestions i kno the original luv frame aint thick at all so in thinkin a 2x3 with either 1/8 or maybe 3/16 dont wana over kill it and make it insanley heave just wat will work and not break..but i think the 3/16 is gona be best for new frame rails..but jus lookin for opinions

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:30 am 
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I did mine in mostly in 1/8' flats making up a box section to follow the shape of the original. I used 1 1/2'' black pipe for the tube that the shocks mount on. My welding isn't the greatest, so I am sure a well made 1/8'' 2x3 box would be plenty strong. Perhaps a little reinforcement at the top of the arch over the axle or use 2x4 box. It has been several years since I did mine, and I have hauled plenty of heavy loads and it held up fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:17 am 
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.083 is standard chassis thickness.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:02 am 
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.083 is what in inches?im thinkin that im prolly gona go wiht 3/16 bout the same thickness as a suicide doors notch

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:14 am 
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I still think 1/8 would be fine. The 0.083 is inches, a little less than 3/32''. However, what are we talking, a couple of 6' lengths? How much difference in weight can there be? Do you have a welder that will easily handle 3/16''?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:01 am 
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1/8 is .125, 3/16 is .187, so...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:29 am 
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oh yeah no doubt.....and plus 2x3 with a 3/16 wall should be jus right actually looked at it this week and looks like it will be thisck enuff to hald the abuse of hittin ther pavement on a daily basis

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:20 pm 
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oops, wrong metal

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:17 pm 
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i used 2x3 .125 wall on my entire frame. i wish i woulda went with .1875 though.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:15 am 
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yeah was lookin round online aaron iha on alot of full frames he builds he goes 2x3 3/16 wall

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?????...lol.

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LOL :lol: :roll:

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