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Steering box brace?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dieselmh, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. Dieselmh

    Dieselmh 1/2 ton status

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    I read on the homepage that the '73 and up Blazers are bad about cracking around the steering box, and I saw the brace for sale to fix this. Do our machines have the same problem, if so, how do I prevent/fix this since the brace is for '73's and up? Can it be modified to fit?

    Diesel
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    Who says that size doesn't matter?
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    Well I've never seen it on a first gen but I wouldn't want to be the first! On my 72 I have the 'weld in' style. It is basically just a plate the is formed to fit the inside of the frame and has holes that line up with the steering box mounting bolts. I also have a 2x2 square tube runing accros the front from frame rale to frame rale and it is welede to the frame right infront of were the steering box is. Basically you want to keep the fram frome flexing at all when steering.
    Hope thins helps. here is a link to some pics I have out on PhotoPoint
    http://www.burt4x4.coloradok5.com
     
  3. bushwacker

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    Burt, is your weld in steering brace from ORD? A 73 model year type ?
     
  4. californiak5

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    I don't want to answer for Steve but I believe his is custom made by himself. The one for the 73 and up years will not fit the First Gen's do to where the crossmember is in relation to the steering box. As far as I know no one makes a bolt in brace for our trucks. Hope I helped and sorry if I stepped on your toes Steve.

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    Keith

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  5. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I found this pic on the web
    http://www.burt4x4.coloradok5.com
     
  6. Burt4x4

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    No worries Keith! [​IMG]
    Your right though, my crossmember is not stock and duno were or what the plate came from, could have been a fab job from the previous owner?? I am the third owner and the second owner did alot of backyard jerry riging(I have removed most of the bad stuff) some good and some VERY bad......[​IMG]

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
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