Stress Points on a G-Body frame
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    Where are they?
    I was looking to hopefully reincforce my G-Body frame this winter for 3-wheeling purposes. Where do you guys suggest to reinforce the frame at?

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    The stress points is the area between the front and rear bumpers.
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    Originally posted by OUTHOPU@Dec 24 2009, 11:39 AM~16077999
    The stress points is the area between the front and rear bumpers.
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    front, rear, roof.
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    I'm not trying to hop or anything. Just 3-wheel occasionally & dont want to go way to extreme on the frame reinforcement if it's not needed.

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    Originally posted by OUTHOPU@Dec 24 2009, 10:39 AM~16077999
    The stress points is the area between the front and rear bumpers.
    I checked out your frame wrap homie. Thats some real nice work your doing. I think it's a little much for all I'm trying to do. What do you think?

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    Originally posted by SuicidedRegal@Dec 24 2009, 11:45 AM~16078071
    I'm not trying to hop or anything. Just 3-wheel occasionally & dont want to go way to extreme on the frame reinforcement if it's not needed.
    Well im not a pro but you should do the rear arches, I would bridge the rear even though some people don't, and the middle rails... If you were hopping you should do the crossmember and all that too. But the safe thing to do I would say is to wrap the whole frame.
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    Originally posted by fesboogie@Dec 24 2009, 10:49 AM~16078103
    Well im not a pro but you should do the rear arches, I would bridge the rear even though some people don't, and the middle rails... If you were hopping you should do the crossmember and all that too. But the safe thing to do I would say is to wrap the whole frame.
    Yeah I just dont want anything buckling like the quarters when I do 3-wheel.

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    A arms crossmember rear arches chain bridge and do something to your axel it will take alot of stress 3 wheeling
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    Thats another thing too. I'm notching the rear frame arches to make it lay frame also but I'm making the notches out of 2x3 or 2x4 1/4" wall. Would I still need to reinforce that area?

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    Doing 3 wheel is more stress than hopping as far as I'm concerned. The frame was not designed to ever handle that much coner to corner flex and the entire frame needs to be strengthend to insure no buckled panels and cracked filler panels or windshield pillars.
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    Originally posted by MINT'Z@Dec 24 2009, 10:52 AM~16078148
    A arms¬* crossmember rear arches¬* chain bridge and do something to your axel it will take alot of stress 3 wheeling
    Got any pics or anything about what your talking about on the axle?

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    Originally posted by OUTHOPU@Dec 24 2009, 10:53 AM~16078158
    Doing 3 wheel is more stress than hopping as far as I'm concerned. The frame was not designed to ever handle that much coner to corner flex and the entire frame needs to be strengthend to insure no buckled panels and cracked filler panels or windshield pillars.
    So I would have to what your doing in your build up?

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    not right now there is many topics on reinforced rearends ill try to get you a link
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    Originally posted by SuicidedRegal@Dec 24 2009, 11:56 AM~16078195
    So I would have to what your doing in your build up?
    to be safe yes... I've seen car's w/ stress points last a long time and I seen car's w/ stress points not last too. Your taking more of a chance to fuck up your car if you dont fully wrap your frame...
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    haha i found one i started before i finished my car there is alot of nice rearend pics in this one http://www.layitlow.com/forums/index.php?s...=458639&hl=axel reinforcement
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    Originally posted by fesboogie@Dec 24 2009, 01:03 PM~16078279
    to be safe yes... I've seen car's w/ stress points last a long time and I seen car's w/ stress points not last too. Your taking more of a chance to fuck up your car if you dont fully wrap your frame...
    Ya. what he said. Do it right and be done with it. You don't need to get crazy with all the front suspension mounts and ears if your not hopping it though.
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    also fiberglassing the inside of ur rear quarter panels will prevent buckling on ur quarters

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    Originally posted by MINT'Z@Dec 24 2009, 11:04 AM~16078286
    haha i found¬* one i started before i finished my car there is alot of nice rearend pics in this one¬* http://www.layitlow.com/forums/index.php?s...=458639&hl=axel reinforcement
    Cool. Thanks alot homie. Why dont they weld them plates to the pumpkin on the rear end?

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    Originally posted by 1rana3@Dec 24 2009, 11:06 AM~16078313
    also fiberglassing the inside of ur rear quarter panels will prevent buckling on ur quarters ¬* ¬* ¬* ¬*
    Seriously?

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