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Frame cracks at steering box area

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by landsmasher, May 23, 2002.

  1. landsmasher

    landsmasher 1/2 ton status

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    Went to tighten up loose nuts and bolts after a run and found a lot of cracks around the mounting holes for the steering box in the frame. Is there a standard way to fix and reinforce this area? Is there a kit?
     
  2. BurbinOR

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    Yep, many have done it. ORD sells the 'fish plates' (apx $65) that reinforce the entire area, then it's a good idea to add an ORD steering brace (apx $95) to keep the area from flexing. The fish plates require welding in, the brace is a bolt in. Pics of both on my site below for a reference point for ya.
     
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  4. landsmasher

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    Great! thanks a million!
     

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