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Old 05-22-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

Early last year i went mudding and I think I bent my frame under the Cab right behind the Tranny mount. It appears to be warped. the other side is bent up from slipping off a jack at walmart while the tires where being balanced. Their jack collapsed under the weight of my truck. Give me any ideas on a fix. I have welding and fabrication experience but if i torch it it will forever be weakened. Any ideas?

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Old 05-22-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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Re: Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

looks to me you came down hard on something..... they are known for cracking at the steering box
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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Re: Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

The spot that looks to be warped down is normal. They're all like that.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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Re: Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

would that cause the tranny mount to bend as well because it did a 90 degree The driver side of the mount is vertical
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:38 PM   #5
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Re: Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

mine has that same warp in the frame, i was hoping it was normal.
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Re: Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

no you probably snaged on to somthing while backing up i see what your talking about now
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:49 PM   #7
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Re: Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

The part bent on the frame where is starts to bend up is normal. It's there to clear the catalytic converter. My 77 and 87 both came that way brand new. Looks like the crossmember is bent badly though.
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:15 PM   #8
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Re: Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

That would describe the heat-shield thats doing nothing right above it
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:06 AM   #9
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Re: Is frame damage common on an 85 c10?

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