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72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby madtom » Thu May 25, 2017 6:27 pm

I've got a 72 f250 highboy stripped to the frame. The body was rusted beyond repair, but the frame looked okay.
Anyway, here's what I found above the rear axle, and between the front and rear spring hangers. Other than this, the rest doesn't look too bad.

How bad is this? I'm a decent welder, but not sure the best way to go about it. Could this be "patched" or does it need to be cut out?
I have another 72 f250 frame, I could borrow from.
Thanks for any advice.
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Re: 72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby Manny » Wed May 31, 2017 9:12 pm

If you have a good welder and can burn it in good. Get to patching! i would get the same gauge metal and start welding it up. Probably be a process of, brace it, cut it out, weld in new metal. Still think it looks savable. :D
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woods wrote: The rust holes in my truck were a factory install (very rare).

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Re: 72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby madtom » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:27 pm

Manny- thanks for the encouragement, we're gonna tackle it as soon as I get the front half put back together.

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Re: 72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby Manny » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:28 pm

No problem it takes alot for them to be to far gone to me!
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d44-d60 4.10 gears

woods wrote: The rust holes in my truck were a factory install (very rare).

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Re: 72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby daveford72 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:16 am

I fixed my 70 F350 frame with a piece of frame from another 350 frame.download/file.php?mode=view&id=36121
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Re: 72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby madtom » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:48 pm

This is probably a dumb question, but if you scab a new plate on the outside, the spring hangers (and everything else) will be "scooted over" the thickness of the plate. Does this 1/4" or so cause any problems? In other words, does it throw anything outa whack on the rearend?

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Re: 72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby Manny » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:48 pm

madtom wrote:This is probably a dumb question, but if you scab a new plate on the outside, the spring hangers (and everything else) will be "scooted over" the thickness of the plate. Does this 1/4" or so cause any problems? In other words, does it throw anything outa whack on the rearend?


My opinion would be to cut out and the weld in plate. Your can scab over however the results would not be as good as a flush weld in repair.
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d44-d60 4.10 gears

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Re: 72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby madtom » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:51 pm

Thanks for the advice. I've almost got my engine put back together and will be starting on the frame soon (I hope).

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Re: 72 highboy frame- what to do with this

Postby daveford72 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:34 am

I have seen this done on trucks from 10k lb thru 58k lb trucks. I did this because the bottom lip of frame was missing. Its plated on the inside as well. The company I work for stretches trucks.


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