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I wouldn't call the receiver good It's side plates are pretty mangled. I can see why they would want a whole frame even if you get that straight it will not be as strong.
Isn't there a way that a welder can make it stronger?

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Right by the rear spring mount. That hurts. Best thing to do is take the hitch mount off, thats holding a lot of stress.

The take it to a GOOD alignment shop and have them check the alignment in relation to the front wheels.

As stated it will not be as strong and the rear spring mounts could be binding enough to cause issues further down the road. I wouldn't trust it to tow anything that's a reasonable load.
I have taken it to 2 different alignment shops and it passed with flying colors even after driving it 3k miles from Washington to Alabama.

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that is no bueno.....
Definitely no bueno.

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after I argue the value of replacing that truck... I'd let em total it, buy it back and pull the bed for a new rear half with some extra gussets welded in.
I skipped the whole totaling it out. I just let the insurance company cash me out.
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Cut the hitch out of there and see where the frame settles. Be careful because it is under pressure.

After that then you can start straightening the frame if you want. But it will need strengthened
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He cashed out... we will have a new member posting about their new project truck soon.

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OK, thanks for the info. To show my ignorance, what is the problem with 3 nipples...
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Cut the hitch out of there and see where the frame settles. Be careful because it is under pressure.

After that then you can start straightening the frame if you want. But it will need strengthened
I don't know how to do that stuff nor do I have the equipment. Is it something a weld shop can do.



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He cashed out... we will have a new member posting about their new project truck soon.
Project my a$$. I just need to get it fixed. It's my work truck. Well maybe there will be a "New Project" thread
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Using a donor frame, a certified welder could replace the mangled sections and reinforce the weld,points with additional reinforcement plates that would make this better then new.
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Using a donor frame, a certified welder could replace the mangled sections and reinforce the weld,points with additional reinforcement plates that would make this better then new.
I guess it's time to start lurking junkyards local to me. I will post an update to you guys once I get things going. Thanks for all the info
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I still think you should talk to a fab shop about building a frame.
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OK, thanks for the info. To show my ignorance, what is the problem with 3 nipples...
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Using a donor frame, a certified welder could replace the mangled sections and reinforce the weld,points with additional reinforcement plates that would make this better then new.


If you find a good fab/weld shop they can cut and weld that fairly easy... Frame damage is always big with insurance but for a person with welding and metal experience its no problem at all. I would think its gonna be a little pricey if you have someone do it. but cut a price off a wrecked truck and bring it to a welder and it SHOULD be no problem unless the frame is rusted out in sections close.
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My buddy recently went through a similar situation but his frame was destroyed their from a rust and sled pulling situation, he settled on having a good used rear half of frame spliced in behind the box and fish plated. iirc I think he was into it for like 700 bucks when all was said and done.
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