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Old 04-05-2018, 06:55 AM   #1
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frame boxing

Hi gang,

Is there any issue with recessing the added plate when boxing a frame? I'm considering insetting the plate an inch or so for clearance of brake and fuel lines and wiring. I'm planning to use 3/16" with 2" dimple dies.

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Old 04-05-2018, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: frame boxing

Wouldn't think so, that's exactly how I would it.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:03 AM   #3
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Re: frame boxing

I agree, it also gives you room for a nice fillet weld.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:05 AM   #4
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Re: frame boxing

wouldn't think so....and itll give a nice little ledge to weld on...
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:44 AM   #5
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Re: frame boxing

Lot of work boxing in a frame correctly. Keeping it straight and putting in a lot of bolt sleeves.
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:50 AM   #6
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Lot of work boxing in a frame correctly. Keeping it straight and putting in a lot of bolt sleeves.
yeah i've been scratching my head about this as well especially around tying in the suspension points, cross members, and custom motor mounts.

Since I'm adding a flatbed, I was recently told boxing the rear end isn't necessary but I question that. What are your thoughts?
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:00 AM   #7
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Re: frame boxing

I don't think it is necessary to use 3/16, that adds a lot of weight.
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:16 PM   #8
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I don't think it is necessary to use 3/16, that adds a lot of weight.
Ok, I could do 1/8th inch and larger dimple dies?
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:07 PM   #9
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Even 1/8 is overkill. I'd consider 14 ga.
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[Full Roller Stroker 489 w/ FiTech EFI, Chris Straub Cam/NV4500/205/D60/14B w. Grizzly Locker and 4.11's. 2" Lift on 33's ]

im assuming this ^^^^is why your wanting to box the frame?
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:05 AM   #11
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[Full Roller Stroker 489 w/ FiTech EFI, Chris Straub Cam/NV4500/205/D60/14B w. Grizzly Locker and 4.11's. 2" Lift on 33's ]

im assuming this ^^^^is why your wanting to box the frame?
No, I'm starting a late '80's square body 4 door diesel project that will be getting boxed and a 12V.
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