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Help 95 4x4 #1 rivet on crossmember needs to be weld any one heard of this ??

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Im new to powerstroke.org, i just recently got me a 95 F350 powerstroke 4x4.

i took my truck to my local alignment shop Dave frame and alignment in huntington beach ca, they were highly recommend according to yelp. He told me i need ball joints and new pitman arm at the drag link and front shackles, he also tole me i he needs to PREP AND WELD THE #1 RIVET BY THE CROSS MEMBER OR IT CAN BREAK AND CAUSE SERIOUS FRAME AND ENGINE DAMAGE..

HAS ANYONE HEARD OF THE RIVETS NEEDING TO BE WELDED ON OBS POWERSTROKE ????
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Short answer, no.

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never heard of it either

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Ummm yeah he must be smokin something good... I am on my 4th OBS, all of them were lifted, and I have never heard of such a thing. I would get a second opinion...

And I cant see how your Pitman arm goes bad unless its cracked or something. whats wrong with the shackles?

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thanks, the shackles just need bushing i cant see anything wrong with them. Ill have to check and see if the pitman are is cracked.
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ive never heard of this either, and i actually just had my allignment done a few days ago, shop over in vista and they were actually really great, and it was only $50, just shoot me a pm and i can get you the number

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Since you posted in the problem forum as well, check out my reply regarding this there. I give a link to TSB 97-3-10 that should answer some things. Cheers!

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If your front end is in that bad of shape there's a chance it could have messed something else up under there. Stick your head under the the truck and look at the rivets. If that front end has been shiftin every which way there's a chance it could have popped a rivet loose.

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Since you posted in the problem forum as well, check out my reply regarding this there. I give a link to TSB 97-3-10 that should answer some things. Cheers!
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