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Old 03-30-2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Explain frenching, outboarding, and inboarding leafsprings

Wanting to learn about each and the advantages and/or disadvantages of each please.

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Idk, but Frenching doesn't sound like something I'd want to do with springs......

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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Idk, but Frenching doesn't sound like something I'd want to do with springs......
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Idk, but Frenching doesn't sound like something I'd want to do with springs......
Sure it is. You're just not thinking 4th dimensionally!
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:52 PM   #5
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Traditionally in building a rod, frenching was the removal of items on the car body to make it clean and sleek. Generally, door handles, key holes, any chrome trim pieces. It also refers to the recessing or moulding in a headligh taillight or antenna to a car body to smooth out the look

Not something one generally does to a jeep.
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Traditionally in building a rod, frenching was the removal of items on the car body to make it clean and sleek. Generally, door handles, key holes, any chrome trim pieces. It also refers to the recessing or moulding in a headligh taillight or antenna to a car body to smooth out the look

Not something one generally does to a jeep.
I was on pirate 4x4 reading about having low center of gravity jeeps that were on leaf springs and running up to the 40" tires or larger. They were throwing out different ways of achieving this.
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When the springs are frenched the frame mounts are cut off and a hole is cut in the bottom of the frame where the mounts used to be then a hole is drilled in the side of the frame for the bolts spring is then recessed in the frame and bolted in. this leaves nice smooth frame rails that way there is less to get hung up on. When the springs are out boarded the springs are moved to the outside edges of the frame rails making the jeep slightly more stable. In boarding the springs would be the exact opposite making the jeep a little more unstable while off camber or turning and was mainly used by drag racers to fit a fatter tire in the back with more back spacing so they didn't hang out of the fender wells.
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When the springs are frenched the frame mounts are cut off and a hole is cut in the bottom of the frame where the mounts used to be then a hole is drilled in the side of the frame for the bolts spring is then recessed in the frame and bolted in. this leaves nice smooth frame rails that way there is less to get hung up on. When the springs are out boarded the springs are moved to the outside edges of the frame rails making the jeep slightly more stable. In boarding the springs would be the exact opposite making the jeep a little more unstable while off camber or turning and was mainly used by drag racers to fit a fatter tire in the back with more back spacing so they didn't hang out of the fender wells.
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I always thought frenching was a term for a quick surrender!
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I always thought frenching was a term for a quick surrender!
OOuch.... goos history reference

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