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Old 05-02-2007, 11:03 AM
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This is a good thread for me right now. I removed the rusted old x-frame and left with open c-channels. The front section is all boxed in and middle to rear is open 2 x 5 c-channel and towards the back 2 x 3". I'm going to box mine in and like you i'm concerned about the extra weight. My solution along the 2 x 5 section anyway is to make a nice row of 3" or so holes like a swiss cheese frame. After it's boxed I was going to add in a new trans, rear shock crossmember and another crossmember like one for a ladder bar in front of my front leaf spring mounts and add in a 2x2" ? square tubing at a 45 degree from the ladder bar crossmember to the boxed in siderails.
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