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Welder Series crossmember plates

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by newfalconowner, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. newfalconowner
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
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    from NS Canada

    I received my plates this afternoon, and started to get busy. DW was a great help with all my questions before I got them so i felt comfortable with this..

    plates arrived

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    marked according to my rails and the sheet

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    cut out

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    bent and tacked

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    fitted in between frame rails

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    if you follow the instructions he sends and measure ALOT, and transfer your measurements on the plates, it will fit like a glove... Kudos to a great product at a very reasonable price.
    I will pull the crossmember and use my old works 220v welder and weld it all together and get ready for the top hats.. It took less then 2hrs from when i got the plates to when it was put under the car...

    Thanx alot DW and welder series.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  2. GARY T.
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    keep the pics coming----I been wondering about that set-up. Whats the narrowest frame that will fit?(inside to inside)
     
  3. newfalconowner
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  4. WelderSeries
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    WelderSeries
    Alliance Vendor

    Looking good! Thanks for the pictures.

    Regarding how narrow a frame you can install our crossmember on, with a standard kit you can get down to 26". If the rails are narrower than that, you could add to the outside of the rails at the crossmember/upper tower location. The inside of the upper tower pieces are 26" apart. We have had guys with really narrow frames actually take a section out of the middle of the crossmember, then modify the rack as well.
     
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  5. skidsteer
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    I've heard lots of good things about their products and tech help. May use them on a future project -- I think they're an Alliance vendor?
     
  6. GARY T.
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    from S.W. Pa

    Wow ,my frame is only 20" inside to inside,It has a corvair IFS right now,but always looking for alternatives for in the future
     
  7. newfalconowner
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    from NS Canada

    heres another angle

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  8. RugBlaster
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    I wonder if you could "unweld" that and trace it out on some cardstock and send it to me?
     
  9. newfalconowner
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    both plates were 86.Can. plus shipping
     
  10. one37tudor
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    Does it come with plates to box the remainder of the cross member or will you have to fab those yourself?

    Scott...
     
  11. newfalconowner
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    the kit does, but im way to poor to buy it that way right now, so im doing it this way. I have lots of 3/16 plates here to make my own anyways.
     
  12. chad
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    I can back the welder series stuff..I have welded and installed 6 of them now for different people...Very nice product..Super easy to work with....

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  13. newfalconowner
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    from NS Canada

    Im sure i will use them for alot of stuff and projects over the yrs to come.
     
  14. I've used Welder Series parts on my 32. They work great.
     
  15. koolkemp
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    Lookin good Rick ! If it pisses rain all weekend(like they are calling for ) I wont come up till next weekend...you should have it on wheels by then :D
     
  16. newfalconowner
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    lol,,, close but not yet,, the rear end maybe,,
     
  17. GARY T.
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    has anyone narrowed one down to fit a 20" (inside to inside) frame and if so how did that go?
     
  18. $86 can. is that 4 pieces or just 2 plates
     
  19. chad
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
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    its 2 plates that have slits cut in the so it easy to bend and do a nice corner to corner weld. They also have little tabs on the to line them up..pretty slick actually....
     
  20. newfalconowner
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  21. GizmoJoe
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    Guys, for the small place Rick has to work out of and the project he has going... he's one wild and crazy guy!
    I'm glad he finally got those parts.
    Now get to work buddy!

    Hey Steve... I'll be cruizing by Rick's on the 14th if you wait until that weekend.
    We could all grab shot of coffee at the market or something...
     
  22. newfalconowner
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    crossmember fully welded up and rack temporarily installed

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    fitted in frame

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  23. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Looks great and in the first couple of photos you did a great job of answering my "how do you do that?" question on marking and cutting the notches to fit the frame.

    Now, to work in a bit more overtime in the next month to pay for my crossmember kit and I'll be set to make some progress on the 48.
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  24. newfalconowner
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    good, glad the pix helped.. if i can be of any other help, jsut ask :)
     
  25. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
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    Great work!
    I dig your project.
    Welder Series products are awesome.

    Norton
     
  26. scottybaccus
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    You would ask him to help you steal the product from a vendor that is on the same thread with tech advice?!

    Paul offers great products at really low prices, he is an Alliance vendor and supports the HAMB. This was a stupid question on your part.
     
  27. newfalconowner
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    the top hats will be here later this week, and i will take pix of those as well. stay tuned..
     
  28. newfalconowner
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    i boxed the crossmember this morning, ready for the install when the top hats arrive tomorrow. Should be ready to install this weekend.

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  29. newfalconowner
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    from NS Canada

    got the top hats in this morning, and cut,folded and tacked together then set on the frame. I tacked in the crossmember in place yesterday. Im doing the coilover brackets later and will take more pix when there done and ready to install.

    Heres the pix.
     

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  30. zman
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    that's what I was gonna say. pretty ballsy.
     

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