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Steering box Brace

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mixmaster107, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. mixmaster107

    mixmaster107 Newbie

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    I've got a 1986 Jimmy that I'm semi restoring...and I've got a crack in my frame where my steering box attaches. I've been told this is a known issue and there's a fix out there somewhere. anyone know where I could pick it up?

    thanks

    er....just saw the thread below ...:whistle:
     
  2. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Hi,

    Welcome to CK5 !!

    Yes, frame cracking around the steering box is very common.
    Off Road Design makes a couple different braces to strengthen that area.
    Check them out at
    http://offroaddesign.com/
     
  3. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, you will want to use the weld in repair, then bolt in their brace to help keep it from happening again.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    even if it never hits more than pavment its worth the whole deal weld in to fix and strengthen your frame. then bolt in to brace it up and stiffen it up. you will feel the diffrence on the street the most with the bolt in kit.

    i ran 38 swampers on my old truck and got a bolt in brace kit and it was like night and day diffrence.
     

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