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Old 04-30-2007, 08:21 AM
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frame boxing vs triangulating

If the purpose of boxing a frame is to make it more rigid, torsionally or otherwise, why not weld the extra piece in from one inside corner to the diagonally opposite outside edge of the typical C channel frame? Wouldn't that provide more rigidity for the same amount of steel added?

It would make for more work in curved sections of a frame, but it looks to me like it would result in a very rigid structure.
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