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Once I had my measurements handled and the 'rails marked for the new crossmember location I then grabbed some scrap tubing from my metal pile and tack welded a support between the front framerails. I did this because I'd soon be removing the OEM front crossmember and wanted to make sure that the framerails remained in place when I did so. This is a must because if you don't, as soon as the front crossmember is removed those 'rails are more than likely going to pinch together and possibly move up or down (and not both the same way), as the support the crossmember provides is gone. If that happens, all bets are off and it'll be hell to get the frame square after that.