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Old 09-09-2003, 05:39 PM
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34 ford frame build

Hello everyone, this is my first question. I have an original 34 ford frame that I want to strengthen. I want to box it and replace the original centre crossmember with a tubular x-member but the steel of the original crossmember is continuous all the way to the front of the frame inside the rails.
Should I remove the steel all the way to the front or just cut out the X?

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Old 09-10-2003, 12:41 AM
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There are a lot of x members kits out there on the market. Are you going to fab your own? My preference if the just the center kit, because its easier, it just depends on your fabricating skills.
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Thanks for your input, 2 manytoyz. I am going to buy an x-member kit to replace my entire x-member since that part is in bad shape. My fabrication skills are pretty weak and so is my tool selection but I think that I can do this as long as I weld braces in before removing the x-member so that there is no twisting. I am not as concerned about removing and replacing the crossmember itself, but the steel connected to it, is doubled up with the outside frame rails. I am concerned that rust will eat away in between these two layers. However removing the inside layer of steel will weaken the frame.
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Old 09-10-2003, 07:36 PM
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You need to get the lit you are going to use, and follow the instructions.
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I'm new to the boards and was going to make a new post till I saw this one. Where can I get a good x-member kit for a 32 Ford on american stamping rails?
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I know this is old, but what the heck........Center crossmembers: Hortons Street rods (Canada), Hot rod Heaven (talk to Dean), Speedway Motors, Pete and Jakes (very simple crossbar), Usually one on ebay or just build your own, Not too bad to do.
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