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Old 11-05-2019, 02:38 PM
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Default Bolting Heims to frame

How are you guys doing it?
When bolting a Heim joint or other rod ends to the frame are you welding a nut to/in the frame to screw in to? I donít have a whole lot of room between the frame and outer edge of front axle so canít really do a bracket. Going to be a 4 bar set up.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:10 PM
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I drill all the way through the frame. Then slug the frame with a tube so the frame doesnt collapse. Then bolt all the way through it.

I'll post pics later. Dont have any on me
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:48 PM
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I use a threaded version of these!

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Frame...ir,215975.html

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Old 11-05-2019, 04:14 PM
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I do the same as LB
DOM tubing
I don't use any other bolts/fasteners on my builds other than grade 8 either.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:24 PM
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I use a threaded version of these!

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Frame...ir,215975.html

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Those are neat!
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:16 AM
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I've only put heim joints in lighter strain situations and I've welded the big nut in the frame.
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:22 AM
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Same as LB, I put a tube completely through the frame. I used heims at the axle and then a urethane bushed joint at the frame end - I'd read it absorbs a bit more and lessen's the shock transferred to the frame.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:51 PM
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I used the radius rod bracket to the frame and bolted the rods to the bracket...40,000 miles ago...
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:24 AM
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Sounds good, thanks guys. Think I will go ahead and slug it and bolt through the frame.
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