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repairing steering box frame crack

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by R72K5, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    whats the fix ? neighbor's 79 shortbox k-10 frame rail is cracked both vertically and horizontally under the steering box the frame rail moves quite a bit


    welding is definitely required, but what metal should be added and where exactly ?

    i figure channel placed inside rail and the four box holes welded through it,

    right ?

    what do you guys use for this ?



    thanks
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    'Weld in' frame repair kit works best without adding any wierd stress risers (which would lead to worse cracking later)

    ORD or almost any off road shop would have the kit available.

    Rene
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    you need to get one of each of these from place like ord. i just pulled the pics of there site for ya.

    GU39001-L.jpg

    GU39002.jpg
     
  4. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Try teh search
     
  5. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Damn dude. you still hang out here?
    You still gonna browse ck5 and do post whorring after you give away your k5 for cheap? :confused: :(


    PS... do a search and kidjethro made a video clip on how to install that steering box brace. very helpful when i was helping out my buddy doing that on his 2nd gen. :thumb:

    PPS. Useyourblinker sucks. K5's are for real men. VW's are for chicks. :grin:
     
  6. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    Those videos aren't being hosted anymore.:frown1:


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