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Technical When did boxing the frame become a thing?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,660

    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    I know when guys started swapping in the mustang 2 and others that they would box the front rails.
    In the 80s
    My frame is unboxed
     
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  2. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,175

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    That’s exactly what I thought, when I read that!
     
  3. It became a thing when Street rodding took off in the 70s and 80s and the magazines started pushing it. Yes it had been done earlier. It was mainstrem by the time the first home MIG welders blew into the hobby
     
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  4. Dusty roads
    Joined: Nov 29, 2016
    Posts: 139

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    In the early years the frames flexed as part of the suspension. Later years when independent suspension were introduced the frames were boxed to allow the independent suspension to work properly.
     
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