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Strider
04-28-2007, 08:14 PM
I have a cracked frame I wanna get welded up, its an older toy, anybody know any good shops in or around Kamloops?

Strider

toyon35s
04-28-2007, 09:27 PM
what year toy?

Tha_Stepside
04-28-2007, 09:39 PM
I will ask the guys at my shop tomorrow, ill let you know. If not, i can weld pretty good if you supply the welder. The best way to actually fix a crack is not to weld at all but drill a small hole not even 1/8" thick right at the end of the crack and it wont spread (thats what we do at my shop on the commercial highway trucks) welding will actually just cover up the crack untill it starts again, the best thing to do is drill the crack and get someone to fishplate it.

crimsen
04-28-2007, 10:14 PM
you can't weld on commercial truck frames as they are usually high strength steel, where regular vehicle frames are just mild steel and quite weldable.

drill the ends and then weld it.

crimsen
04-28-2007, 10:15 PM
also, are you sure thats all thats wrong with the frame? toys are well known for the frames rusting from the inside out, especially near where the box and cab meet.

Arnee
04-29-2007, 03:18 AM
also, are you sure thats all thats wrong with the frame? toys are well known for the frames rusting from the inside out, especially near where the box and cab meet.

:s30x:
i just finished plating my frame.
check the first box mount and go up from there pound it with a ballpeen hammer and do the same on both sides in and out. had a hole in the middle of my box mount hit the inside of the frame rail and it was soft for about a foot

toyon35s
04-29-2007, 10:11 AM
with my 82 toy i ended up boxing the hole rear of the frame ,just made templets and covered the sides then the top and bottom,and it acully turned ot good,i used 1/4 steel plate and cut the templets out of it ,if i remember correctly it cost a few hundred bucks for the steel but if you take the templets to a metal shop they will usually cut the steel to the templets then its just a matter of taring the truck down cleaning the hole frame wear in needs to be welded then weld it ,i know my frame is now way stronger than stock and still flexes good,that was my experiance any way good luck[cheers]

kamloopsyota
04-29-2007, 11:39 AM
tony at alltoy in kamloops, repairs yota frames im pretty sure, he is the toyota specialist in kamloops, not sure what his price is though, hes over on the rez

Strider
04-29-2007, 02:23 PM
Kamloopsyota, I've used Tony a fair bit, for all of my Toys(6 so far), as the to rusted frame defiantly, This one was plated once already but I got stupid and managed to crack the previous weld, its about 2" back of the rear cab mount. I'm hoping to get the crack re-welded then, template the entire inside of the frame, the guy who did it originally had it plated along the outside and bottom, but not the inside of the frame, so I figure a nice 1/4" plate from rear bumper to mid cab should strengthen it up.

Strider