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Old 01-19-2013, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Gmratrod View Post
So I'm putting a chev 350 into my 53 gmc pickup so now I have to replace my crossmember. what I was wondering is whats the difference between using a boxed plate crossmember to using a single piece bent 3" pipe?
Tubing is stronger because of the corners,, But I have use both for a crossmember.. Not as big as 3'', But have used both with no problems..

When you have the pipe welded are bolted in it will be pulling on both side of the frame to break in half..The 3'' isn't as important as the thickness would be....
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