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Square or round frame help
« on: Aug 04, 2013, 10:05:09 PM »
My build thread is "smokey mtn torque monster" but I needed some more specific help.  Im trying to make a decision on redoing my front frame.  Its an 84 ex cab with a 4bt going in it.  On one tons and a three link up front...  Without going into detail I want it to sit semi low.  like 24-25 inch frame on 40s.  And I want usable uptravel.  5 or 6 inches.  With the frame at 25 right now and the axles at their ride hight I only have about 2-3 inches of uptravel before my high steer hits the frame.  So im thinking about hacking the frame at the firewall and doing the front clip with round tubing or thick walled square stock.  Id make the frame "rails" higher and a little wider than factory.  I would think from my experience the square stock would be easier to "marry" to the existing frame than tubing. 
Which would you use? Im a decent welder and I have a plasma cutter and metal chop saw but I havn't worked much with round tube.  I do have access to a decent pro tools bender..
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Re: Square or round frame help
« Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 2013, 04:57:54 PM »
either one will work just fine, just use which ever one you are more comfortable working with
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