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56 dream truck 03-27-2008 05:50 PM

rusted frame
I took my 56 chevy truck down to bare frame over the past weekend. In doing this I found a spot of cancer in the frame just below the back of the cab.
If any tips out there on the best way to repair this cancer please help.
The cancer is on the outside of frame rail if this helps.

boatbob2 03-27-2008 06:26 PM

frame cancer
Hi ,if it was my truck,i would just cut out the cancer,replace with new metal (same guage) then put a fish plate on inside of the frame, at least 6in longer fore and aft of repair.

speedydeedy 03-27-2008 06:31 PM

boatbob2,sounds good,also if nothing in the way you could box that section for even more strength.It all depends on how well you weld.

56 dream truck 03-27-2008 06:43 PM

rusted frame
thanks for the help.
I plained on boxing the frame for extra strength, and the repair tips helped.

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