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Old February 19th, 2016, 08:13 AM
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Friday Ramblings..

You know, I was under the truck the other day thinking..

It is too bad the frames are made with so many holes in them. Invariably they just allow the frame to fill up with mud, sand, salt and other crap that leads to rust out.

What if the frames where made so that they were sealed end to end (permanent cross-members included)? Just think, we could use them as big air tanks for our onboard air systems. No nasty stuff would get inside (okay, you'd need to put an air dryer on the compressor or you'd be filling the frame with moisture all the time, but otherwise). Alas, its all about the money, and I'm sure it would be very time intensive (therefore EXPENSIVE) to produce a frame in this manner..

Like I said, Friday Ramblings..


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Old February 19th, 2016, 08:29 AM
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What if the frames where made so that they were sealed end to end (permanent cross-members included)? Just think, we could use them as big air tanks for our onboard air systems.
Using the frame as an air tank would eventually lead to corrosion...

But... how about just a big, strong C-frame like my Excursion and every F-250/F-350 of that generation had??

Nowhere for mud and debris to hide.


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Old February 19th, 2016, 09:18 AM
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You need a box frame for rigidity to make the bolt together rover body work. Otherwise the doors would pop open from crossaxleing a speed bump.

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The Rover looks like everything is built as an afterthought


oh, you should see the way my *rigid* box frame flexes


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Old February 19th, 2016, 09:49 AM
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You know, I was under the truck the other day thinking..

It is too bad the frames are made with so many holes in them. Invariably they just allow the frame to fill up with mud, sand, salt and other crap that leads to rust out.

What if the frames where made so that they were sealed end to end (permanent cross-members included)? Just think, we could use them as big air tanks for our onboard air systems. No nasty stuff would get inside (okay, you'd need to put an air dryer on the compressor or you'd be filling the frame with moisture all the time, but otherwise). Alas, its all about the money, and I'm sure it would be very time intensive (therefore EXPENSIVE) to produce a frame in this manner..

Like I said, Friday Ramblings..


TGIF Everyone!
I think galvanizing the frame and separate air tanks is the was to go ... although in your example it mights be OK as a diesel tank ... ;-)
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Old February 19th, 2016, 11:24 AM
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Holes in frames are like gaskets. Designed weak spots to allow the oil to leak out.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 11:26 AM
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You need a box frame for rigidity to make the bolt together rover body work. Otherwise the doors would pop open from crossaxleing a speed bump.

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My doors open when driving on flat ground, I imagine the flex of a C-frame would force the doors to stay closed!

I think a galvy C frame boxed in strategic spots would be awesome, as you can still clean the inside of it.
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use thickerer metal
or better engineeerin'

The Rover looks like everything is built as an afterthought


oh, you should see the way my *rigid* box frame flexes


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What about putting more holes and dimple die them ? Especially the outriggers. And then galvanize it?
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