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Old 09-19-2010, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: Frame Stretching

Originally Posted by ihbuilder View Post
Well I sure hope you do not get pulled in for a safety check by DOT that will never last long scaled truck or real truck . take a 2" piece of that leftover rail cut the flanges off and bolt it inside with an 1" on either side of the splice And like TC said 4 bolts on each side .

My words are exactly as Steve's As soon as you load the frame maybe even under it's own weight the frame's gonna sag. 30 years ago I used to help a guy stretch short wheel base tractors into triaxel coal buckets. We added the splice then doubled the frame rails and bolted the whole works. I never liked the idea but you just had to know the guy
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