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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Bolt on belly up crosmember?

Over the last week I preformed a Tummy Tuck on the Jeep.






Im considering building a few of these cross members and marketing them on eBay as a "bolt on". I would Make the brackets that attach to the framerails all one piece, fastening them with 1/2" or 3/8" nutserts. This "bolt on" would require a 1" body lift (or floor pan mods) and sye to be installed. I would add another inch of width to the center section so that I could slot the mounting plate vs hole like i did in mine. This would give a bit of flexibility in the installation.

The cross member is made of 1x1x0.120, the plate the trans bolts to is 3/16 thick.


Am I crazy?

What would be a reasonable price?

It took me 2 hours to build and paint this crossmember costing me about $15 to build.

Your opinions are apriciated, How did I do?




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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Where the hell are you getting $15?

Up here that much steel would be about $40 plus the bushings another $40
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:32 PM   #3
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Where the hell are you getting $15?

Up here that much steel would be about $40 plus the bushings another $40

There is a local machine/fab shop thats sells there shorts, 1x1x0.120 can be had for next to nothing along with fair sized pcs of plate and tubing.

Bushings are $7 a pair.

your opinion of my fab work? (you wont offend me)


Here is my start



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Old March 4th, 2011, 09:24 AM   #4
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Looks nice, I like it.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #5
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What fab shop up here are you getting your scraps from?
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Old March 4th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #6
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What fab shop up here are you getting your scraps from?

ACTRON STEEL, the Bigger guy behind the counter is a jeep guy.

If you buy out of the shorts bins it is cheep!

The selection of sheet steel is GREAT, they have it sectioned off into bins by gauge as well as cubbies with random box and flat stock scraps. When you walk in the door grab a hard hat and safety glasses, walk out the door to your left into the shop, pick out what you want, weigh it and pay for it. Lots of big pieces (4'x2' is common with the occasional 4'x4')

Buying stock from them is pretty well priced but having them cut it for you is a bit expensive ($5) if I'm buying somthing I can cut w/ a hack saw I take one with me.





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