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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 8:15 PM Thread Starter
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anyone in DFW area can box my frame

Anyone in the DFW area that you guys would recomend to box my frame and stiffen it up for me without removing the body?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 19, 8:32 PM
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Re: anyone in DFW area can box my frame

I would suggest looking under "Magician", surely you know this can't be done?
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Re: anyone in DFW area can box my frame

Why do you need it boxed?
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The car is twisting and cracking and I want to stop it

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Re: anyone in DFW area can box my frame

Why is it twisting and cracking? As some 50 & 60 year old frames age, Yes you may find some welds cracking. Automotive & truck frames are designed to flex. Chevelle frames are just like a " Self Supporting Building ".
Yes the body will flex along with the frame that will flex. When you attach the frame to the body with NEW FACTORY body mounts. The flexing issue is now limited.
If you find some bad welds and or fractures. Repair them. When you are finished add some new Stock body mounts retorque everything.
Also CHECK all the attaching points on the BODY, These do rust away.
Boxing will not do SQUAT if the body mounts are worn out and 40/50 year old rubber body mounts are trashed.
If you are building a special purpose car for racing, drifting, Etc,Etc. boxing is fine along with a roll cage. For a street machine Driver / Cruiser it is kinda sorta a waist of time..... Hey Now..... Your car... Your money....Do what makes you happy !
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What Robin said, really.

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Anyone in the DFW area that you guys would recomend to box my frame and stiffen it up for me without removing the body?
Thanks
I don't think it's a bad idea at all. If you're going to install improved suspension and quicker steering, boxing the frame will be a benefit.
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That being said, the body really does have to be removed from the frame. Along with new body bushings and the possible need to repair some cage nuts.

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Re: anyone in DFW area can box my frame

I rebuilt my 66 10 or so years ago( you can click the moneypit link in my signature to view) .
The frame was good and also installed all new stock rubber bushings. I had to cut the tunnel out when installing the TKO 600 (that may have weekened the car, also my motor puts out 460 torque.
It flexes and creeks and I don't like it.
Just looking for way to keep car from flexing so much. (my thought was that someone could put car on a lift and box the "C" part of the frame to stiffen it up.
Thanks for the help guys

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