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homemade hydro assist

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I've done a search and i think i'm ready to do this. What rams and hoses and where do you get them at? I was thinking a 1.5x8 or a 2x8 ram. Also what kind of ends do i need on the ram, i would just like to put the ram where my steering stab. is. My goal is $250 or less Thanks
     
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    Do a search on kidjethro hydro assist. He did his under $100.
     
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    ? With the mounting, what do i need to use so i don't need to cut anything?
     
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    It seems like most rams will work, just bolt it in where the steering stabilizer goes.
     
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    You can't bolt it in where the steering stabilizer went. You will need to cut the tab off of the axle and replace it with some new tabs.
     
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    Any recomendations on doing this, and placement of new one, i have heard to put it on the cover of the dana 60?
     
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    dose anyone have any pictures? even measurements would be nice
     
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    Mine isn't mounted to the cover. The stock steering stabilizer bracket (axle side) is not close enough to the cover and is only in single shear. I bought some tabs that looked like this, made sure the ram was in the middle of its travel, and tacked them in. http://diy4x.com/images/00281%20racer%20tab.jpg

    Make sure that yours tabs aren't too long or too short so that everything clears.
     
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    Mine is mounted to the cover and pics are in the link I posted. My cover is not stock and is made from 3/8" plate so keep that in mind:D.

    Ira
     
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