Thats why I asked for help. I dont want to break one thing after another. I sure dont want to stress the bolt enough to break off.
The AC condenser and tranny cooler stick out well beyond the bolts. If Im to make it one bracket instead of two Id have to add 2-3 inches on the back side to shim away from that X brace.
How about this alternative? I use a good heavy piece of angle and move the attachment point directly under the bolt or even behind the Xbrace. Then build a new bracket that would angle from the bolt to the bolt on the bumper. The bracket would no longer be straight in line with the truck but instead wider at the bumper than at the radiator support. That way I wouldnt have a super heavy piece to do more damage on impact. In case of impact the angled bracket would already be in line to "collapse".
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Thread: Design help needed
01-10-2009, 08:50 AM #21Senior Member
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