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should i weld my steering box on?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wild-will, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. wild-will

    wild-will 1/2 ton status

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    I just recentley put on the frame repair kit and there is still a little give on the box. What do you guys think of welding it to the frame?
     
  2. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Ummm, no. Get the other bolt on brace to add to the weld on kit, that will help the little bit of give that's still there. I would highly recommend against welding it on, that would be the backwoods good 'ol boy type of fix that you'll regret later when it breaks completely and takes the whole front of the framerail with it. </font>
     
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    <font color="red">NO NO NO NO NO and NO /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif </font>
     
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    ummm....NO...just image how fun it will be to replace your steering box if you weld it on....just do the WELD-IN brace and the bolt in brace and some new grade 8 bolts torque to spec...thats all you can do...

    Chris
     
  5. Don

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    No. If you think you have problem's now,,, if you welded the box on, it would weaken the frame even more from heat. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif The frame would break out in the exact shape of the box. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    I think you should weld it on. Then put lift blocks on your 10 bolt front axle and trade your 454/465/205 for a 305/700/203. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Aint nothing wrong with being a backwoods good ol boy.lol. But no dont weld it on that would be the west coast hippy way of fixin it.
     
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    Isn't a steering box cast iron? How would you even weld cast iron to steel anyway?
     
  9. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Very carefully. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif I'm no welder, but I think it just has to do with using the right rod. </font>
     

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