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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:58 AM
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Replacing a 1997 NAS ST frame

Was wondering which option is better for replacing an NAS frame if you were going to swap to a 300TDI?

1) 300Tdi galvanized frame for a 90

2) 300tdi galvanized frame for an NAS truck

Other than fitting the NAS fuel tank, are there any differences?
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motor mounts, cross members, radiator mounts, all easily changeable before
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Are you talking about buying a new galvanized frame?

If so I would buy one that is setup as a NAS frame (for the tank and cage) but with the proper 300tdi mounts / bits if possible. The rear tank from a NAS is huge and in a better location than the standard 300tdi tank.
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Are you talking about buying a new galvanized frame?

If so I would buy one that is setup as a NAS frame (for the tank and cage) but with the proper 300tdi mounts / bits if possible. The rear tank from a NAS is huge and in a better location than the standard 300tdi tank.
X2. If you're buying new, you should be able to order with the config you need. I think the NAS-style rear tank on a 90 is preferable to the ROW saddle tank as a primary fuel tank -- bigger and easier to protect.

If you're building, then a NAS frame with 300TDi mounts. The mounts are dead simple.
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Yes, it would be a new galvanized frame.
How does an NAS frame suit the cage better?
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Are you talking about buying a new galvanized frame?

If so I would buy one that is setup as a NAS frame (for the tank and cage) but with the proper 300tdi mounts / bits if possible. The rear tank from a NAS is huge and in a better location than the standard 300tdi tank.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Are the cage mounts integral (i.e. welded) to the NAS frame, or bolt on? If former, then that's the answer. I dunno, I have limited NAS exposure, I just know they got rear tanks instead of saddles, and that is good.
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How does an NAS frame suit the cage better?
The NAS frame has 3 holes on each side that you install nutserts in and attach the under tub bar.

All NAS frames I have seen have them where none of the ROW frames I have seen have them. It would not be a big deal to drill the holes but then you would expose the bare steel.
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