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Old 02-03-2007, 06:45 PM
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chassis ?

i have a 33 chevy truck. the frame is in good shape, minimal rust, except i found a crack in the front left corner right in front of the leaf spring bracket. would it be better to fix the crack and box the rails or build another frame

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chassis deminsion?

does anyone have or know where i can get the deminsions for a 33 chevy truck frame
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Ordinarily, I'm of the "leave it on the original frame" persuasion ... but in the case of something that old, I'd be thinking of stepping up to a heavier frame and some newer suspension technology. Those old frames weren't built for horsepower / torque or modern highway speeds.

Chassis Engineering has some universal parts designed for a build-your-own chassis.
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Those old Chevy frames are fine. If it were me I'd fix the crack by cleaning it up and weldin git back, then boxing the frame will add more than enough beaf to it. Boxing it creates a great deal of strength.
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I will go along with soda on this....repair your frame and box it you will be OK.
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Take a look at Deuce's journal. He takes his frames apart and builds them over again only stronger and prettier.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ge=1&reverse=1
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