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PostPosted: May 25, 2018, 2:05 am 
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Hi Guys,

I was wondering if the frame is suppose to bend a little. I placed my frame on jack stands, and place a 2x4 across the engine bay and sat on it. I can see the frame flex down a little. Maybe 1/4 inch max? I'm about 200 lbs, and Im guessing a motor/trans is about 350lbs. This has me a little worried. I havent placed the floor panel or the cross side bracing or engine plates in.

Is this normal?


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PostPosted: May 25, 2018, 6:20 am 
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Sounds normal to me. The triangulation of the side braces and the aluminum skin are where much of the strength comes from.


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PostPosted: May 25, 2018, 1:35 pm 
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Thanks a lot. Was a bit worried. Since I am new to welding and fabing right now.


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PostPosted: May 25, 2018, 3:42 pm 
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It will stiffen up once the rest of the braces & panels are in place. Plus, the suspension is designed to absorb the flex so the frame doesn't have to.

It's all good...

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