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Frame cracked at power steering box

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K-5krazy, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. K-5krazy

    K-5krazy Registered Member

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    Not long ago my frame was cracked right by the power steering box, so I freaked out wondering what to do. I got on the internet and found a piece that bolts to the frame by the power steering box and over to the cross member bolting to it. This is supposed to keep the power steering box from pulling and pushed on the frame when i turn, which makes the frame crack. Of course I welded the frame back together before I put the piece on, but now my truck is really out of align, and I am afraid it still might crack again. Is there anything else I can do to help this problem. I have a 1987 K-5 Blazer with 36"s and a Dana 60 up front if that makes a difference on suggestions somebody might have.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you are asking about the alignment, I have no idea and would bring it to a body shop. The frame braces are here and if I had a crack I would use both.
     
  3. K-5krazy

    K-5krazy Registered Member

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    frame questions

    Actually that is the brace I used, I wondered if there was not something else i could use as well to help strenghten the frame or another device that went with the steering comnponents to create less stress. Mabey I did all I could do thanks for the reply.
     
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    sope 1/2 ton status

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    Use both braces. The weld on and the bolt on. That's what I did.
     
  5. K-5krazy

    K-5krazy Registered Member

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    weld on

    Oh Ok but where do I find the weld on bracket at is there a websit or somthing. thanks for your help
     
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    right below the bolt on one.

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  8. K-5krazy

    K-5krazy Registered Member

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    Oh I see it. thanks for all you help I will definentley see about getting that brace. Hopefully it does not matter what order you put the brakets on since I already instaled the bolt on bracket first
     

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