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Old 10-17-2016, 10:40 PM   #1
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Drilling extra holes in frame

Hello,

Any dangers, rules, or pointers I should keep in mind when drilling holes into any part of the frame? I don't want to weaken it or harm the structual intergrity in any way. I don't like the idea of drilling into it at all, but I need to place some clamps in in order to run some cable.

Now under the cab area above the spining shaft I made some "L" shaped sheetmetal pieces and used 3M attachment tape to attach them. I drilled into the pieces and not the cab, but I need to run heavy cabling along the inside of the left frame rail.

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Old 10-18-2016, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: Drilling extra holes in frame

Drill away!
You won't hurt anything.
Back in the early sixties there were Pontiac's with a multitude of holes in the frame. Purposefully done to shave off weight for racing.
They called them 'Swiss Cheese' Pontiac's!!
Check out this frame.
http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/0...eese-catalina/
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:24 AM   #3
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Re: Drilling extra holes in frame

I wouldn't drill any holes near where these frames crack such as steering box and shock mounts.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:53 AM   #4
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Re: Drilling extra holes in frame

Depends the size hole and where your gonna put it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:59 AM   #5
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Depends the size hole and where your gonna put it.
Heard that from a few ladies before
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:14 PM   #6
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