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Old 03-09-2015, 08:11 PM
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Looks like someone used a hot wrench on a lot of that frame. Lots of shoddy work, think I'd make a new frame. What does the rest of the frame look like?
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:54 PM
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More of the same. Lots of torch work and in the back the brackets look home made with a torch. I guess I have a template for the new frame
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:37 AM
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More of the same. Lots of torch work and in the back the brackets look home made with a torch. I guess I have a template for the new frame
Sounds like a good decision. Safety First!
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:39 AM
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Frame does look like it's been hot a few times... Anything is fixable... well almost anything if you look at my build on the 1950 Chevy my frame was much worse off..

I agree that safety is the biggest thing!
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:33 PM
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Your 50 is a great project.129.jpg

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a few more pics of the frame. A friend came by and said the front was set up for 4 bar and butterfly brackets with a vega steering box. He told me that all the rear work was junk. He said if i cut out all the bad work and box the frame it should work fine. But I said what if I got two sticks of 2x3 square tube, welded the horns and cross members from this frame in, it seems faster and stronger. He agreed, so the next step is get some green together for the steel.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:21 PM
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Smart lad. Welcome aboard!

Going with a new frame will save you time and possibly injury. Good decision. Look over those crossmembers very carefully. They may be better for patterns, also.

It doesn't have to be shiny, but it does have to be safe.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:35 PM
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I was told 3/16th x 2x4 tubing would be better .. they make the T Bucket frames out of the 2x3 but its about 1/2 the weight of a truck cab .
Its been a while since i've been told this so if i'm wrong on this . somebody will correct me
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:16 PM
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Nice project! I love those bodies. I am definitely gonna follow this build. Can't wait to see more.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:35 PM
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I agree with you on the 2x4 instead. I am thinking, since this is a woodie, I might run the frame long and do a leaf spring rear. I am going to go thru the other build threads and get a good plan together, since this a custom built frame at this point. This is a great forum to build this in.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for teh Compliments on the 50 Chevy... it looks like you are moving in the right direction!
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