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Fixable frame damage?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by krumble, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Jul 26, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    krumble

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    Well I had a little incident on the 10 freeway last night going into work and I nearly lost control before getting off the freeway. I was wondering if you guys think this kind of damage is fixable and if it is, is it worth the cost?

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  2. Jul 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    BMiller421

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    Yea..it's fixable..and you'll probably want to have it redesigned to cover more surface area on the frame..
     
  3. Jul 26, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Who welded that?
     
  4. Jul 26, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    seriously! thats poor workmanship if ive ever seen it
     
  5. Jul 26, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    if im seeing right... the weld held, but the metal didnt?

    because the spring perch is like flipped forward?
     
  6. Jul 26, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    ktmrider

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    x3 thats who I would be pissed at, at least you didnt get hurt

    EDIT: it actually looks like the frame was torn one of the layers of the c channel
     
  7. Jul 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Ouch that sucks I would plate the frame in that area and weld on a new spring perch. Itcan be fixed to stronger then new it just shows you how weak these Toyota frames are.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    I think the relentless kit will help solve the problem.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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  10. Jul 26, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    My bad, I meant the Armor Tech Shackle Flip Kit.

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  11. Jul 26, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    ^ The OP is showing the front hanger, not the shackle.

    Damage looks fixable. A few possible causes:

    1. Corrosion
    2. Welding weakened the surrounding metal.
    3. Not enough contact area. Make sure the new hanger wraps around the side of the frame and is gusseted, similar in principle to the top half of the ATO shackle kit.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    krumble, its absolutely fixable and for relatively cheap but i wouldnt have who did the original welding do the work this time and while your at it I would cut off the other side and fix that too.

    Trim the loose material, grind it all clean and plate the shit out of it then weld on a new hanger, very easy and should be 100x stronger.
     
  13. Jul 26, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Yeah that what we are going to end up doing. Thanks guys for all your input.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    holy shit... that could have gotten alot worse very quick

    looks like a total loss to me... might as well link it :D
     
  15. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    guys it wasnt the welders fault. it was the frames fault.

    i agree with matt :D
     
  16. Jul 26, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Did you weld it? I would say that is in fact the fabricators fault for not gusseting it. Our frames are two ply sheetmetal and you ask an awful lot of a single layer of sheetmetal. I plated the frame right there, and ran a tube from the end of the sliders to the plate for extra insurance. You could also take a hole saw to the top of the frame rail and run a tube through the C channel to give you something else to grab on to. There's a million ways to skin a cat.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    Is that the engage rear LT?
     
  18. Jul 26, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    Ya its fixable. Just gusset and plate where it will be welded to the frame. Just need more surface to grab as mentioned before
     
  19. Jul 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    it would have been better if that was 90degree angled steel welded to the frame then bolted on the side and bottom with plates on the inside.
     
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