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06-07-12 03:57 PM - Post#2234492
I would like to run my battery cable and fuel line in the frame from the front to the trunk and just like to known if there is any obstructions in the frame made by the manufacture.
Thanks in advance
06-07-12 04:50 PM - Post#2234509
Yes there are plates in side the frame. I am not sure of the exact locations. I discovered one when I cut a frame in half and salvaged Wagon.
06-07-12 05:18 PM - Post#2234526
On the two piece frames the bulkheads were riveted in, all you need to do is look for rivets.
The bulkheads were used on the two piece frame rails as a self jigging feature.
I don't think the seamless frames had these, certainly they don't have as many.
If you want to run cable or tubing inside the frame rail it can be done with some thought. The bulkheads don't fill the whole cross section, there is a pretty big diagonal notch on the corners.
It's not something I would do. But I've seen some others who are pretty thoughtful do this and like it. The fact that it's done or not is not right or wrong. The right and wrong of it is dependent on the quality of the installation.
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06-10-12 08:43 AM - Post#2235404
If you do this you want to run your lines thru the lower diagonal opening of the obstructions.
Not through the top opening because the lines will be drooping or hanging between obstructions.
You want the lines to lie in the bottom with some slack inside the frame rails.
I would suggest using a braided hose for the gas line.
I would use one of those battery relocation cable kits, the one with the blue coating due.
I think is less susceptible to abrasion.
You will find you can only go so far forward with the original holes in the frame.
You will have to exit the frame before the original trans frame horns unless you drill/cut and new hole.
The only other way out of the frame is just under the upper aframe , this point is no good and presents a plumbers night mare to get to the fuel pump or carb.
This is what I found when I ran the gas line thru the frame rail, out just before the trans frame horn and up on top of the frame to the fuel pump.
Now if your running ½” SS tubing with bulk head fittings on a Morrison frame, never mind.
(I still think the Morrison frame serial number plate should be riveted inside the frame and visible thru a elongated oval window, located in the same place.)