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Steering box brace

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by destinbeachman, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. destinbeachman

    destinbeachman 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know of a bolt-in brace for 1st gens?
     
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    72 Jimmy

    I think mine came from the factory, any way it was there when I bought the Jimmy. I've heard of them out there just can't remember where. I'll be going to the junkyards soon I could look there for you.
    Maybe some one has a front clip lying around you could scavenge it from? Any way I'll be watching for you, see what I can come up with.
     
  3. destinbeachman

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    Thanks very much.Impossible around here to get anything decent from the graveyard-way too much rust.I've looked but haven't been able to find anything aftermarket.I may end up fabbing something cool.
     
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    When I get my camera up and running I can take a pic of mine, it's pretty stiff metal so you will have to heat it up to bend it. Looks straight forward after that. Later J.
     
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    same deal here in TX...near the beach so it's real humid and foggy a lot...some Gen1s came with the brace...mine looks kinda beat up so i'll probably be replacing it...what about retrofitting one from ORD for a 73+ K5s? :confused:
     
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    My 71 has one from the factory also. Inside the framerail.
     
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    Dude are you from Upstate NY, if you are I saw pics. of your urban rock crawl. Later J.
     
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    Ah, you saw the hood crawling pics!
     
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    Yeah he sent them down to me!! See you at Paragon in May.
    Destin beach man I'm still trying to figure out a way to bend the steering brace bracket for you, I can cut the metal at work. Later J.
     
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