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Steering brace install... is it bad

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by dremu, May 23, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    if I have to use a floor jack to position the damn thing?

    Didn't want to hog the1/2" hole out to 5/8" or bigger, so much swearing later ... and a stack of 2x4"s and a bottle jack and some scrap steel and did I mention swearing... she's in.

    Does this mean my frame is tweaked, or is this normal? Don't remember doing this the last two times, but that was a while ago...

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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    It's not surprising that the hole was a little off on an old GM frame but you're right, it's usually not that bad. I don't think you're hurting anything, other that putting some extra stress on the mounting bolts going into the box. It will probably all "relax" together pretty quick.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Old? It's an '85 ... it's all new-fangled to me! :D

    Well, that makes me feel better... I'll check torque after I put some miles on her, make sure they're kosher. I did loctite the little boogers, as I've had them sneak out on other trucks.

    Thanks!

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