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oing to plate box my frame in and cant dint the right size metal to use for a crossmember what size did u guys use alls i can find is 3' and 4' and its closer to 3.75" so uu dioont know??
 

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Buy a sheet, and cut it out to the sizes you need. It's cheaper than trying to find the perfect pieces.
 

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oing to plate box my frame in and cant dint the right size metal to use for a crossmember what size did u guys use alls i can find is 3' and 4' and its closer to 3.75" so uu dioont know??
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Not to discourage.

I thought about boxing in my frame, till I got around to thinking about taking the bed off, the gas tank down, brake lines, electrical stuff to the back of the truck, the bumper, tire carrier, reciever hitch. Then I thought, nah 3/8s inch fishplate and cut the bed brackets. :p

Fishplating is a whole lot easier. :rolleyes:


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Takes less than a day to do the tear down and start boxing. There's all of ONE wiring loom that goes to the back 3 fuel lines to the tank and 6 bolts in the tank so that's not a big deal. You don't need to disconnect brake lines and the bumper can stay on as long as it doesn't interfere w/ the bed coming off. Not a big deal. See my write up for some details.
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I would agree that boxing the is a worthy project. I don't disagree that it can be done in a day or two, but not in the same amount of time as fishplates.

Fishplates signficantly increases the strenth of the frame, and not a lot of extra steps.

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