I've torn my frame, too, ripping a hanger off the frame. Because of that, when I was going to fix it, I added a 2"x2"x 36" long, 1/4" thick angle (with spring hangers welded - and bolted) to the frame, and a corresponding length of 2" tall 3/16" thick steel to form a "sandwich" around the original frame. It has stood up to an airborne trip over a massive pothole at 75 mph, without any ill effects. I'm sure that the reinforcement resisted a landing force that would've torn/bent my un-reinforced original frame. Not overkill, but thinking ahead.Dave Nathanson wrote:...Before installing the Timbren suspension we welded on a 5 inch by 1/4 inch plate from tip to tip along each side. That might be overkill for most people, but I've torn this frame before, so I knew some reinforcement would be very helpful. Actually we had to remove some of the previous angle iron reinforcement so we could add this reinforcing plate. The secured reinforcing plate also makes it less likely that the suspension can twist in or out. ....
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