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steering braces!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bikinnotdykin, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. bikinnotdykin

    bikinnotdykin Registered Member

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    I just joined ck5, but have been using it daily for 6 mo or so.
    I am building an all around blazer, geared toward moab since I live close by. I just put 6" bds lift on the front, I have a d60 I just rebuilt, crossover highsteer, and just sent my box to wto for the redneck ram.
    my problem is this. I bought the blazer in stock form, and it is clean!! no cracks in the steering area. I need some pics and ideas of CUSTOM steering braces, boxed frames etc... I do not want my frame to crack!! I think there are better braces out there that people have made, not that I don't like ord, I just think there are different ways of doing it, and I need some ideas on it. I can fab so bring on the custom sh*t. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    There is a reason that ORD and others sell the same thing. It works.

    I am planning on using the fishplate AND the bolt on brace. I might not get it from ORD, but I'll be using that exact setup.

    Then again, the hydro steer takes a lot of stress off the frame. You may get buy with just the fishplate.
     
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    bikinnotdykin Registered Member

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    I had an 86 1/2 shorty that I used the weld in repair and the bolt in brace, I think there's better ways w going to a custom set up, possibly a crossmember that bolts in between the frame to the steering box then to the other side, maybe attatch it to the crossmember that the bolt on kit uses too
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i just use the standard weld on kit from 4wpw. AFAIK, once you have hydro assist (only a matter of time!) there is less stress placed on that weak part of the frame... so any of the standard fixes in addition to da hydro oughta work just fine... i havent had any probs.

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