Daily Archives: August 21, 2014

Well, I broke it – frame replacement

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If you’ve been following my posts on facebook or expedition portal, you know that we are replacing the rear section of the frame on Robinson.

tl;dr – our truck is too heavy and the load is improperly presented to the frame.  We’re fixing this by replacing the rear frame section with a stronger one, and changing the way the sub-frame presents the payload to the vehicle.

Here’s the frame removal activity.  This was done at British 4×4 in Durham, NC.  There’s a chain hoist, which made lifting the rear subframe off of the frame an easy task

Lifting the subframe

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Frame section removed – we just rolled it out.

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Both frame rails broken

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 Some of the design drawings for the new frame section.

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And some images of the new frame pieces coming together at the fabricator…

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