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Unread 02-24-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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Front crossmember questions..

Can anyone look at their cross member on their frame and see how it's welded to the frame? Mine seems to have an L shaped piece of metal welded to each side on the inside top, thus making it a pain to upgrade bumpers over stock.

The welds definitely don't look factory so I think it's been in a wreck previously.

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Unread 02-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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Unread 02-24-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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that looks normal
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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:14 PM   #5
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that looks normal
Good to know.. Those welds look like absolute crap, so I had a feeling they were done by teenager that had it before me, since the crappy welding fits the MO. Having that lip on both sides definitely sucks..
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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Good to know.. Those welds look like absolute crap, so I had a feeling they were done by teenager that had it before me, since the crappy welding fits the MO. Having that lip on both sides definitely sucks..
yeah some factory welds leave a lot to be desired, if the top folds are in your way all you have to do is cut flush with the top of the frame and run a bead along the edge, then the weld wont be on top anymore and you have a smooth top rail
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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #7
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yeah some factory welds leave a lot to be desired, if the top folds are in your way all you have to do is cut flush with the top of the frame and run a bead along the edge, then the weld wont be on top anymore and you have a smooth top rail
Yeah, that's what I planned on doing, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't something that was done before me by someone after a wreck is all. Makes me feel a little better knowing that it's not from someone doing that vs how it came factory.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #8
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Yeah my factory welds there suck too.
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yeah some factory welds leave a lot to be desired, if the top folds are in your way all you have to do is cut flush with the top of the frame and run a bead along the edge, then the weld wont be on top anymore and you have a smooth top rail
This is exactly what I did.
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