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wow......it doesn't look that strong though.....maybe it is...
tube is way stronger than our frame. the right DOM with the right wall thickness you would have no issues like you do with 98+ frames.

run some 1.75 .125 wall or 2" with .125 wall and it would be plenty strong.
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tube is way stronger than our frame. the right DOM with the right wall thickness you would have no issues like you do with 98+ frames.

run some 1.75 .125 wall or 2" with .125 wall and it would be plenty strong.
i guess i didn't realize that.....
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i bet you guys with the '98+ doing the SAS's wish Ford would have kept the larger frame horns like in the '97 and older Rangers....
You got that right! The tapering down is a real pain in the neck, as is the crumple zone.

As far as holes go: both sides are like swiss cheese. I cut pieces and welded them in the holes for the most part though.
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As far as holes go: both sides are like swiss cheese. I cut pieces and welded them in the holes for the most part though.
i was talking about on the '97 and older frames.....my driver side is more "filled in"....

that big buldge would sure make it easier to mount a steering box....then you could do some steering shaft u-joint angle adjustment with the box....
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i would just want it for the shear fact of not needing to make a steering shaft or buy a steering box! lol
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i would just want it for the shear fact of not needing to make a steering shaft or buy a steering box! lol
lol....rack and pinion sucks
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lets get a pic of the inside frame box that we are talking about
its all in my head. that one with the blue coils and white shocks might be badkarmas truck..

if not just msg him.. all i know is that its in there, didnt have my camera
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i would just want it for the shear fact of not needing to make a steering shaft or buy a steering box! lol
thats why i would want to do it that way..

yall remember that SFA exploder on ebay a while back? had a modified rack and pinion used on his SAS some how... claimed it was stronger!! hahhahha

i'll be wrapping all the frame i can up front with 1/4 or 3/8" steel haha

Zach among other people say the frame twists :(
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some bracing with DOM or some square tube can keep the frame from twisting for the most part.

i want to just tube the whole front end.
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there's not too much room in there it looks like but we'll see i guess.
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