REPLACE FRAME RAILS

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by jlawall, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    So, let's say I wanted to add two feet to my frame..... could I find another truck like mine, cut the frame 2' below the sleeper and weld that to mine which I cut just behind the sleeper, then add a piece of frame inside the two pieces that were put together? Essentially making that 6' section double framed?
     
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  3. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    Yes, all manufacturers legally state only way to repair frame is replace, but they also give welding guidelines. Screenshot_20200305-215802.png Screenshot_20200305-220300.png Screenshot_20200305-221743.png
     
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  4. SIVRTNGE2

    SIVRTNGE2 Bobtail Member

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    I don't know what happened!
     
  5. jlawall

    jlawall Light Load Member

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    Yeah I bought a $400 Mag drill and it made the job a lot easier that’s sure
     
  6. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    What mag drill did you buy for $400?

    Where did you buy it?
     
  7. jlawall

    jlawall Light Load Member

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    I bought an Evolution from Amazon. It was just a bit over 400. I’m happy with that product, did everything I’d expected of it, about 60 15/32 holes.
     
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  8. AModelCat

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    I'm cheap. Good 3/8" bit and a tapered reamer. $40 lol.
     
  9. CousinVinny

    CousinVinny Medium Load Member

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    A single tech in our diesel shop re-framed an early-00's Pete 379 couple years back. Truck came out great but the cheapass calling the shots at the time didn't get the rails pre-drilled and that was a huge mistake.
     
  10. jlawall

    jlawall Light Load Member

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    Yeah AModel Cat, but that mag drill with an annular bit was so cool to operate! Lol
     
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