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Oil Cooler & Bolt in Frame brace problem?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by zakk, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    i read somewhere that some bolt in kits require re-fabrication of the factory oil cooler lines. Has this true in respects to the ORD brace?


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    '77 1-Ton K5

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  2. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    My '90 Jimmy has both oil and transmission coolers. At first it looked like the brace would not fit with all the lines that converge in that corner of the frame, but once I got in the enging compartment and removed a bolt that held the oil-cooler lines in place, I was able to move everything enough to get the brace installed. The whole process took less than an hour.

    Take a look at
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com/custom3.html>http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com/custom3.html</a>

    This is BlazinOr's install of a bolt-in brace on his '79.

    Derf00
    1990 K5 Jimmy 350 Edelbrock Performer TBI, 6in BDS Lift, Dana 60, 4.56, Corp 14B Detriot, 16x10 AE 589's, 37x12.5 SSR
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    There are a couple of line routing variations, most of them do require a little work over the standard install, but not bad.

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