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Old 11-16-2021, 08:30 AM
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Right on looks great
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Old 11-16-2021, 09:05 AM
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Old 11-16-2021, 10:53 AM
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More than enough.
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Old 11-16-2021, 08:02 PM
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Old 11-16-2021, 11:32 PM
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Default Another question....structual

I'm going to use a 1.5 x 1.5 x 1/8 x-member for my rear coil over attachments.

I have that 3 link sorta ear on the top of my 8.8 rear. I cut it down but it still sticks up a bit.

That member will be right above the ear but being it's 1.5" I still have the travel I'll need.

My question is I'd like to drill a 9/16th hole in the center on both sides for the top coil over attachments. My plan is to drill the hole, cut the head off the grade 8 bolt, insert the bolt, plug weld it on the back side and then weld the shock side. Being I'll be filling the hole with a solid bolt and welding I figure it'll be as strong as it was....or stronger? Or am I wrong?

I'd be ****ed if after powder coating....or painting it bent.

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Old 11-18-2021, 09:11 PM
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I went with my plan above....should be fine. I have the 4 link tabs tacked in. I'll double check everything and I'll weld it all in on Saturday. The bars are slightly angled up and once loaded should be parallel.

Sunday I'm hoping to properly assemble the front end, double check the caster, get the hair pins set up and get the frame off the rack. I'm typing and feel like I might be getting ahead of myself.....LOL

I order this fuel cell today....more than I expected to spend. I'll fit nicely in between the bed rails and the rear coil over x member.

https://aeromotiveinc.com/product/340-15-gallon-tank/

This old man is going to bed early tonight!

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Old 11-19-2021, 07:34 AM
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You're not wrong on the shock application.
The only difference that I do is not weld the bolt on the shock side due to the fact it can cause the bolt to have a tendency to crack from the heat. When you tighten the shock sleeve against the tubing then that's enough to work.
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Old 11-19-2021, 08:13 AM
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You're not wrong on the shock application.
The only difference that I do is not weld the bolt on the shock side due to the fact it can cause the bolt to have a tendency to crack from the heat. When you tighten the shock sleeve against the tubing then that's enough to work.
Thanks Bob....so only plug weld the back side? Just making sure I understand.
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Old 11-19-2021, 08:38 AM
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Thanks Bob....so only plug weld the back side? Just making sure I understand.
Yes, it makes a stronger setup
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Old 11-19-2021, 09:18 AM
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Yes, it makes a stronger setup
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