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cracked/rotted frame welds

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mule585, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. mule585

    mule585 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    has any one had this happen or have an idea for the best fix. truck is a '98 chevy k2500. this is the driver and passenger side of the front crossmember.


  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    This will get things fired up in here. I've never broken that part of a frame but I have welded the frames between the back of the cab and axle.
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    Chevys with plows mounted to them are notorius for frame cracks. Although it usually comes with having mounted a plow that is too heavy or not recomended or a plow mounted on a Chevy with a diesel. go over to plowsite and posts those pictures, you will get many responses on how to fix it.
  4. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    left side looks like rot top picture. We had that happen we just box it in from the outside and inside of the rotted area.
  5. mule585

    mule585 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    im 90% sure this wasnt caused by the plow i have because it was like this just not as bad in November when i put the mount on the truck and its the first time it has had a plow. there has been a lot of salt on the roads this year just no snow. i have had the front crossmember removed and replaced in my k1500 a few years ago due to a guardrail i-beam but the frame itself was solid. im thinking cut out the rot brace the inside with c-chanel and plate the outside make it stronger than factory.

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