View Full Version : Can I make my own C notch?
01-04-2010, 10:31 PM
Well first of all, let me say I'm a big fan of "do it right the first time". But...looking at pictures of C notches, they appear to pretty much be one piece of 1/4in bent for the C part, and another 1/4in welded to the side that bolts to the frame. Why cant I fab this up myself instead of paying the $200 for one? Just curious what you guys think of this.
BTW, I only have a 4in drop, but its pretty bouncy, so im looking for a bit more suspension travel.
01-04-2010, 11:03 PM
its your life....you wana bet on yer welding skills?
if ya gotta ask.....No
01-04-2010, 11:11 PM
Well I understand your response and certainly wont argue with you. I'm just wondering what is so special about them that they can charge $200?
I grew up a farm boy, so I'm used to custom fabricating heavy duty pieces. When I see steel plate with a few bends and a weld I immediately think that is something I can easily do myself.
01-05-2010, 01:12 AM
you gotta realize that "if"for some reason the c notch fails and in turn you have and or cause a accident it could get ugly realy fast if the frame has been modifyed by anyone other than a outfitter ect you could find yourself liable
its like me and tranny rebuilds....you have good idea you can rebuild but you know better...somethings are best left to the experts.....
...now if you were to do all the leg work re cuts/fitting and prep calling in a fella with a welding trucks always a idea....did that for a frame brace amd when l replaced my bodymounts...just didnt want any surprises even though l had a welder..am just learning to weld
01-05-2010, 04:30 PM
Personally I would look into time spent vs money saved. If you are finding a solid piece for that price vs the time and money it takes doing it yourself (especially if you screw it up in the process and lose the material) then whats the better option? On the other hand I like to take pride in doing as much as I can myself no matter what (such as building my own cage for my drag car instead of buying a kit). If you got the skills and tools to do it right i would say go for it.
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