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Old 08-27-2008, 08:08 AM
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Pictures just don't do them justice on how big they actually are. For size comparison those are 7/8" 6" long Grade 8 bolts.

I think I did pretty good for my first time really welding something that mattered haha.

They weigh over 100lbs together.
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sweet deal maintain. looking to do this myself. do you have any pictures of how they are attached to the truck?
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:30 AM
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They look awesome Marty......but how the hell are you going to mount them to the frame???? I can't see pass the close square tubing....
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:38 AM
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those are called ladder bars as well right? a friend of mine told me about them on a mustang but i have never seen them, they go from the rear axle to the front of the frame right? .. i think... explain!
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:42 AM
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Ladder bars are similar but not the same thing.

They are going to be bolted or welded to the frame.

I was talking to Howard and he bolted his so I may just do the same thing. We'll see the finished product this weekend
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:43 AM
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How does Welding on the AXLE affect the strength of the axle ?
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How does Welding on the AXLE affect the strength of the axle ?
DOES NOT EFFECT IT AT ALL
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:55 AM
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I always thought it was best to try to mount them to the spring pack in some way instead of just to the axle? You know how Procomp and I think Fabtech sandwich the mouting pad between the axle and leaf pack.....
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Are you gonna box in the flat stock your welding to the axle or dont you think you'd need to worry about it?
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you won't need to box them in w/ 1/4 they will be fine. but, i would put some spacers in here to take up the gap you will have between the insides. also now that i look at it you might wanna switch that lock tab to a nut this way you will be able to adjust it b/c you won't be able to w/ those tabs being so close.






also they will be fine welding them to the axle, i believe the reason most companies do it to the spring pack is mainly for the ease of install, not everybody has a welder or even wants to weld to their axle.

i'm building a set this weekend for a buddy so maybe he'll post some pics monday.
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