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Old 09-09-2015, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default How to repair this..?

This repair was made who knows when..it was there when we bought the truck...

I'm sure the best course would be to replace the crossmember...

But, do you think it could be welded, after the patch had been removed?

It is difficult to see how badly cracked it is, but a little is visible...

I guess I'm looking at a "point of no return"...if I remove the patch, would welding be an option?
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to repair this..?

The best fix is a nicer crossmember. But if you're a good welder or know a good welder, then yes you can successfully weld up cross members
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Default Re: How to repair this..?

For a good welder that shouldn't be a problem. The bed should come off and give him room to do it correctly. Also I'd remove the spring so he can replace a good section of your cross member. As you said, a new cross member would be the best fix, and probably the cheapest, unless you have metal working skills and tools, or a good friend that does. JMHO
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:31 PM   #4
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Go for the new crossmember. Likely cheaper and better in the long run! Wayne
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