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Old 09-05-2010, 10:42 AM
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frame cracked at steering box 77 f150

would like some info on repair kits available for cracked frames at front bolt on steering box
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:38 PM
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Mine is like that too. Im going to be stop drilling it to prevent it from cracking more. And far as repair kits, welding and prolly welding a thicker plate on top of it. I wonder if this is a common thing on these trucks?
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:23 PM
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it is fairly common with big tires and abuse. What I did was use a second piece of frame from a donor truck and cut out a "patch" piece to go over the origional frame. I stop drilledthe cracks,"V"ed them and welded them up then ground downthe welds and fully welded the patch panel over it all. It worked for about 10 years before I changed frames because of rust.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:00 PM
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it is fairly common with big tires and abuse. What I did was use a second piece of frame from a donor truck and cut out a "patch" piece to go over the origional frame. I stop drilledthe cracks,"V"ed them and welded them up then ground downthe welds and fully welded the patch panel over it all. It worked for about 10 years before I changed frames because of rust.
Change frames? I bet that was fun.
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It was not all that bad. just labor intensive.
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i have a good long bed frame for sale a 100 bucks
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Patsfan1, I Pmed you and your pms are off. Where are you located? Pics?
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the frame i have is long bed its been painted with rustolem i am in lexington.
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Is it a 4x4 frame?

If 78FORD351M Isn't interested and its a 4x4 frame I am. I Live in southern Kentucky and would be willing to pick it up.
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the frame i have is long bed its been painted with rustolem i am in lexington.
Lexington ohio? I am in ohio.
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If its a 4X4 frame the easiest fix is to weld a 1/4" plate onto the frame behind the stearing box. This is a common problem and if you replace the frame with another you might be haveing this problem again anyways. Just make a cardboard template to mark the shape and size of the plate and where the bolt holes for the power stearing box need to go. I just did mine last year. I had about $30 into it.
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