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Well it aint bent no more!

I sat the truck on a big round rock on the t-case crossmember and bent it up 1.5". You can see in this pic, the bottom should be flat all the way across, well, it's not:



New crossmember made from 2x4 3/8" wall tubing, this will not bend!



All done!



Tomorrow after class I will be plating the entire underside of the truck with 3/8" plate, 90" worth! :rocking:
 

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now it looks like the NBS ones :anitoof:

serisouly though, its shocking to see how much more bracing are on the NBS frames than the OBS ones. My crossmember may not be 3/8" wall but its ALOT beefier than that stock thing you had.

kinda a crappy pic but you get the idea



As always though, nice work jason.
 

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jeez, at some point you're not going to have anything left of the original truck except the cab. :evil: :drool:
 

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jeez, at some point you're not going to have anything left of the original truck except the cab.
Hehe, wait till this winter and the next phase begins :rocking:

trauts83 said:
Looks awesome.


Your truck is gonna be one heavy bish. :D
Gonna be??? Thing weighs 8700 pounds, whats this gonna be stuff???
 

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Nice work. How did you put that groove in the cross member??
 

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just cut it out then weld in a bent piece of plate or a cut piece of tube...
 
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