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frame crossmemeber needs to be welded rivet cracking breaking??? NEED HELP??

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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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Generally, I've read where welding on the frame is not recommended. You might want to read this TSB: "TSB 97-3-10 Frame Popping/Creaking, Fastener Replacement" and maybe show it to the guy working on the truck. Cheers!

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I also have heard that no welding or even drilling holes in the frame is recommended but what about these custom vehicle builders that construct limousines they weld in whole new sections of frame?

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it all depends on where you do the welding. avoid high stress areas.

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thanks Patrick-

that article is a big help.

do you think its still covered by ford under their warranty?
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I doubt it (not on the OBS trucks anyway). Cheers!

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