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And this is what happens when you don't use an ORD steering brace

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87Mudder, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. 87Mudder

    87Mudder Registered Member

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    So I reckon I need to get the ORD weld on and bolt on kits now! :doah:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ouch. I have the bolt on, but may add the weld on also.
     
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    Ouch! Man that's terrible. Did you get stranded?
     
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    Sweet carnage. Makes my stomach hurt :(
     
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    im ordering the bolt on right now...i don't want that to happen.
     
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    all i can say is it was telling you long before it blew out. slop dont belong in the sterring wheel. :doah:
     
  7. 87Mudder

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    No thank God. I was only about a mile from the hooch. Took about an hour to get it on the roll back and another hour to get it off. The tires kept turnin' and we had to manually push/pull them. That was a joy. I think I might have a hernia now!
     
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    Yeah you're right...:crazy:
     
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    i dont mean to be mean but to all out there if you were doing 65mph on the free way and it let go like this and you know it was bad. then how would you feel in the event of a accident.

    the brace kit and weld in kit are cheep insurence for safty. if we run more than 31" tires we need the kits . also when you change your oil or rotaite your tires check the frame at the box point.

    and as some have found out in the past when thay do break it can be 2-3 hrs from paved roads. :eek1:
     
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    :yikes: Yeowch! I already have the ORD steering brace installed, the ORD frame repair kit will be welded in this week.

    That sucks seeing it happened before you had a chance to brace it up.
     
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    i check my frame almost daily as it is, and will continue to do so after the ord bolt in kit is installed. i have been very lucky since neither of my trucks(one on 35's, one on 38's) have cracked yet....
     
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    Fix?

    Well I have plenty of 1/4" thick steel plates layin around the shop, do you think I could just weld it to both side of the holes and cracks, then drill out new holes and bolt the box back in?
     
  13. goldwing2000

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    Probably not. The frame rail isn't flat right there. It'd take some serious fabricating ability to get it flush with the frame.

    The weld-on kit is only like another $70. My time and cussing is worth more than that.
     
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    Yeah, it has a curving, non-angular contour to it. Each of the 4 mating surfaces of the frame bulge outwards if I recall correctly.
     
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