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Old 03-26-2008, 05:17 AM   #1
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S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

i don't know if this is the right place or not so please move it if its not...

but i just thought i would see if anyone here has done this before and is it a good idea? what other site can i look them at?

here the one i found so far.
http://www.swracecars.com/shopdispla...ed+Rear+Frame+
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

fully welded? as opposed to tack welded? lol
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

You can build the frame out of 3x2 square tubing.

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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

Alston also has a kit simular to that one.


Quote: Originally Posted by Project Dime
i don't know if this is the right place or not so please move it if its not...

but i just thought i would see if anyone here has done this before and is it a good idea? what other site can i look them at?

here the one i found so far.
http://www.swracecars.com/shopdispla...ed+Rear+Frame+
Old 03-26-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

u wouldnt happened to have a link would u? i wish i could find one that had the ford 9in and axles with the frame and everything
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

How about if we just come over and build it for you? Supply all the parts and do all the work? Then you could go to the shows and say what a great job you did building the truck. Like 90% of the others?
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

Quote: Originally Posted by bbblazer502
How about if we just come over and build it for you? Supply all the parts and do all the work? Then you could go to the shows and say what a great job you did building the truck. Like 90% of the others?
No reason to be a dick, is there?


To the OP: You're just looking for a backhalf kit with the rear end included?
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Quote: Originally Posted by bbblazer502
How about if we just come over and build it for you? Supply all the parts and do all the work? Then you could go to the shows and say what a great job you did building the truck. Like 90% of the others?
damn, you sound like me.
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

http://www.cachassisworks.com/


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u wouldnt happened to have a link would u? i wish i could find one that had the ford 9in and axles with the frame and everything
Old 03-27-2008, 02:42 AM   #10
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

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To the OP: You're just looking for a backhalf kit with the rear end included?
yes.

bqblock427 thank you

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How about if we just come over and build it for you? Supply all the parts and do all the work? Then you could go to the shows and say what a great job you did building the truck. Like 90% of the others?
how about shut the **** up! no i do all the work to my trucks i dont need peoples help... the only reason im looking at getting the back half is b/c i dont have the stuff to make one...
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

The backhalf kits are pretty decent and save a lot of time and measuring..but DAMN you pay a premium for those things. You can do a lot of that work for a lot cheaper. The narrowed rear is cool and it saves time..But $1300 just seems like rape.

Just cut off both frame rails after each leaf spring mount, then weld the frame rail with spring to the opposite side. It puts the leafs on the inside of the frame. Then, just do a little boxing for strength, move your spring pads and you're done. BOOM! 12" rims and big ole fatty tires.

And that my friends...is old school.
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

Another link for rearends
http://www.dutchmanms.com/


Quote: Originally Posted by Project Dime
yes.

bqblock427 thank you



how about shut the **** up! no i do all the work to my trucks i dont need peoples help... the only reason im looking at getting the back half is b/c i dont have the stuff to make one...
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^thanks again.
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

Quote: Originally Posted by BadBlwnS10
The backhalf kits are pretty decent and save a lot of time and measuring..but DAMN you pay a premium for those things. You can do a lot of that work for a lot cheaper. The narrowed rear is cool and it saves time..But $1300 just seems like rape.

Just cut off both frame rails after each leaf spring mount, then weld the frame rail with spring to the opposite side. It puts the leafs on the inside of the frame. Then, just do a little boxing for strength, move your spring pads and you're done. BOOM! 12" rims and big ole fatty tires.

And that my friends...is old school.
how is that going to move the leaf springs in?
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

My bad, I forgot these leafs are directly under the frame rail. Most leafs are bolted to the outsides of the frame rail. If you cut off the frame, then weld it to the opposite side, it puts the leaf on the inside of the frame (get it now?). Its an old school approach to get a big tire in.
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

yea I know this, but you cant do it on a s10,I was thinking,how the hell is that going to work?
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

Quote: Originally Posted by bbblazer502
How about if we just come over and build it for you? Supply all the parts and do all the work? Then you could go to the shows and say what a great job you did building the truck. Like 90% of the others?
give the guy a break
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

ive heard good things about s&w kits. they also sell the rearend ford 9" thats narrowed for there s10 frame kit.
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

I am looking to do the same thing, my thought is this,,,

DISCLAMER: i have done this and have no idea if it will work

find a downer frame in junk yard
cit off rear frame about a foot in front of the springs
weld new frames inside old stock ones boxing ends for strength
then cut off old frame,
this should help stop some off the measuring, straightness issues also
this should give 3-4 inches extra room anyone know how wide stock frame is?

PS BBBlaser502, you are a dick, no need to be an ass to this guy
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

you can just cut the frame rails you have now, move them in ,weld it all back together,thats what Im going to do on a back half truck we are going to do this summer.....
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

Just posted this, cost around $200.
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...7/scan0001.jpg
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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

427,you use the original frame rails on that?Thats about what im doing this summer..good example!EDIT::I just measured the frame on a 92 noma......by the rear bumper,where the frame makes th"L"if your looking at it from the rear with no bumper,34 3/4 to the inside to inside of the "L" -40 1/2 outside to outside of frame,also by the rear bumper

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Re: S-10 Fully Welded Rear Frame & 4-Link

s10-den, I am wanting plenty of tire on the ground to be able to hook on the street, not that I ever street race.
my reason for using a donar frame inside the stock frame is it will help with all the alignment if I run the new frame a foot or so along side the old frame. then cut of the old frame, I think, still trying to figure out the best route. thank again for the information
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The original frame was cut off right after the rear cab mount. What i saved of the original frame I boxed solid to eliminate flexing.
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thanks every one im still trying to make up my mind. but i got to find a better job before i do anything.
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