This may be a crazy question....but I've never paid much attention before.
On my 2009 Silverado, towards the front of the frame where the tow hook/attachment points are, there are buckets or whatever you would call them, welded to the bottom of the frame like they were used to hold the frame on the assembly line or something. What are these things? Do they serve any purpose, as one of mine is not welded on as straight as the other.
WHY DID I NOTICE THIS YOU ASK? Well.... I hit a deer the other morning and I was under there looking to see what kind of damage I did. It looks like I bent one of the pieces of frame where the tow hooks are attached...but not sure. And my bumper, headlight, fender, grill, and some other little stuff took the blunt of the hit. And it goes in for repairs on Monday the 18th.
I just noticed these pieces while looking around under there.
What are they?
It very well might be the "car catcher" under the frame, because I know they put something under there in case of an accident with a smaller vehicle. Prevents the vehicle from going under the truck and reduces damage.
I ewould just ask the auto body you take it too, they should know
Originally Posted by Silverado84
Yep, thats what they are. I asked the same thing when I noticed them on my truck after taking off that lower plastic air dam.
Cool....thanks for the info.
Hopefully, when they fix my truck, it will still be like brand new...since its only 6 months old or so.
I hate having things painted though....it almost never matches just right.
Thats Y I always get black . IT always matches. (Batman)