I am in the middle of boxing my frame with 1/8" steel and for additional support I am adding some box truss pattern inside the frame .. So much power can these frames take , Stock / Boxed / Boxed + Truss ?
Agree , I just got back from the steel shop that is going to cut me out some boxing plates . He showed me a 10 gauge sample ...wow I did not realize how thick it was . I am not sure I can bend it to keep it near the frame when I weld it .
Question , Will I be able to make the bend to keep it near the frame ? Or should I go with 14 gauge ? I see all these boxing kits are 10 gauge on line ...
Hey man! Is that an original frame you're fooling with?
You can buy boxing plates cut to fit a 32 frame from several different vendors. They are made for original crossmembers and K-members, for non-original crossmembers and X-members, and so on.
Don't waste your time and money jacking with "making" them up when you can get em ready to weld in.
If you're like me, and cheap and dont mind a little bit of work, save yourself some bucks for other cool go-fast goodies and make 'em yourself.
First time I did it was on an A frame. Its getting a mild SBC, I think 10 gauge on '32 rails sholuld handle quite a stout engine.