- Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:31 am
Either grind them down so it's flush or enlarge the holes on the inner plate so the sleeve stick through it. I would enlarge the holes before cutting down the sleeves.
yes do that
is this some kind of kit?
i have never seen that much work go into putting an IFS box on a straight axle frame.
1-put on sleeve on top of the frame for the top bolt,
2. drill 2 new holes in the frame for the other two bolts
3 put the sleeves in the holes,
4 bolt the box on to keep in straight and happy,
5 tack weld the insides and top ,
6 pull the box off and weld em up!
7 bolt the box back on and hook it up
plating the frame doesn't really hurt anything but after you add hydro assist you won't really have any stress on the frame anyway.
if you are adding a bunch of plate to the frame then make sure it fit's flush to the frame everywhere, cut hole saw holes in it to weld in the midle as well as just the outsides
make sure the sleeves go all the way through the plates and frame. make the edges like this < > instead of | | so that you have more material to weld to and you don't give yourself a straight line to promote cracking in the future.
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