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frame question??

I was under my truck tonite. I noticed right next to the sway barlinks in the front, exactlky where the front slip joint is for the driveshaft, that it appears the frame is made in 2 pieces? I checked its exactly the sameon both sides?The frame is welded and has metal braces on the inside. Their are factory type large rivets thru the pieces. IS this normal? Did someone weld 2 rames together? If they did, they did it well. It looks factory, I just have never noticed this before?
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Mine is like that too, so I assume it is normal. Seemed kind of weird to me, but I'm no engineer.
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cool, i tell ya, I am not an aggressive person. But, I would have been on my way to speak with the guy i bought it from..
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all of the front frame sections are the same. the rear frame sections are different according to what wheel base. standard cab, cab and a half, crew cab; all with short or long beds.

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i did not think it was made in 2 pieces.
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Mines the same way... Second piece of frame sandwiched across the split on the inside braced, riveted and welded.

Glad to see I'm not the only one I thought that maybe the front end had been wrecked and a new one spliced back on. It does look like a well designed and executed joint, not something Bubba's Backyard Body shop would do.

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