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Homebrew Steeringbox braces.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekquistk5, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have lots of steel to play arround with. So I'm goign to make my own instead of the ORD unit. I did a search and Only could really turn up 85mudblazin homemade unit. Anyone else have pics??? Just thinking of other ways to do it.
     
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    I'd be real interested too.
     
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    I did, but I guess you already saw it:D
     
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    You got a link to yours? I couldn't find it.:(
     
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    i have an idea, just need to find some time to sit down and actully make it. ill let you know what i come up with.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yup :thumb: thanks.. I might just do your idea a little modified
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah let me know I have a few brewing in my head but untill I take my truck to my g/f shop up north and start playing with steel I cant exactly think of what to do.
     
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    my newish design is the same except it uses a solid piece welded to the piece that goes to the crossmember.
    You can search for K5freak44, I sold him one a whiel back.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I just dont like how it mounts to the front crossmember. I think there should be a better way to do it. Its just all those crappy lines are in the way..lol
     
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    heres the newer version. You can see the piece of tube I used to spread the force more rather then around just the bolt.
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    I like that one sooo Much better. I figure with 38.5's theres going to be alot of force on it, untill I can get hyrdo assist
     
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    I would be interested as well. Let me know what you come up with.
     
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    85mudblazin- How much you willing to sell that new model for? Im interested in it if it isnt as expensive as an ORD.
     
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    I may also be interested in one of these if the price is right.
     
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    I had to make my own braces because I used a 2wd frame when I created my trail truck. Here are the braces I made. They are 1/4" plate with 3/8" solid rod welded on as the braces. I know the wavy one sucks but they get the job done as far as I can tell.

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    Prolly $60-70 with grade 8 bolts and all.
    But I can only make the brace for the rear 2 bolts. I dont have any of the stock spacers to make the little front brace on the one bolt. Unless if you wanted to send me the spacer I could do it but I doubt you would want to do that.
     
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    Stock spacers I have some I think . Stole em off the truck I raped my box from . Had some from the DD when I went with ORD's piece on the DD . And I have some in the yard .

    I can probably send ya 2 of em . But would need several days as I am always busy lately .
     

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