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sn8kbit
11-17-2002, 09:41 PM
you've fabbed stuff up before, see if this is workable or not, this is what's been rattling around since i first saw these pics....

sn8kbit
11-17-2002, 09:44 PM
ok, yellow in the above pic is what i see in my head as a welded brace/bracket in a U shape around the frame rail.....granted, there is a bend there.

here's what i mean...

sn8kbit
11-17-2002, 09:45 PM
maybe this'll work. as you well know, i's not no engineer. and, i start sentences with and.....;)

johnbasf
11-17-2002, 10:10 PM
Steve, are you saying it would be better to have a U-bracket there? The grey painted area looks like a tab welded to the bottom of the frame rail.

sn8kbit
11-17-2002, 10:18 PM
yeah, that tab is just welded all by it's lonesome there on the frame rail. regardless of how thick that tab might be, my concern would be the weld..
the whole idea (bad or no, dunno) is to provide some bracing for that particular tab. whether it's better or not, i don't know, that's just a spot/part i wouldn't want failing on me under extreme duress....

johnbasf
11-17-2002, 10:22 PM
Your drawing looks good to me. The frame rails are thin so anything you do to get more weld is good.

Dean95CobraR
11-18-2002, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by sn8kbit
you've fabbed stuff up before, see if this is workable or not, this is what's been rattling around since i first saw these pics....

:confused: What is that picture of and what are you trying to accomplish? :cool:

98banana
11-18-2002, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by Dean95CobraR
:confused: What is that picture of and what are you trying to accomplish? :cool:
It's the Steeda 5-link that somebody posted pictures of at the corral. http://www.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=199250

I'm seriously impressed with it and seriously considering it for the next 'naner.

My concerns on that post were coil-over application and that tab that steve is talking about.

Steve, I think that would work. I'm also wondering if a few gussetts(sp?) welded to the tab would work like this:

sn8kbit
11-18-2002, 01:45 PM
yeah, gussets would probably be simply. for some reason that one spot of weld just isn't awe inspiring.....

sn8kbit
11-18-2002, 01:46 PM
dean, that's the upper arm mounting tab, at the frame rail outside the upper arm mounting boxes. tab looks way flimsy there by it's lonesome, i was just trying to work out a way that'd either make it a bit stronger, or at least make me think it is anyway....lol