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weld in steering brace

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by surpip, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. surpip

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    probally already been coverd, but the search sucks here, anny way why dont you weld all around the steering patch for the brace kit???
     
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    Uh, the instructions say not to?

    Seriously, I didn't write the instructions but since you're welding on the frame from top to bottom I would guess that it's to prevent you from putting a continuous discontinuity (weld heat affected zone) all the way up the frame.
     
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    That was the only thing i could come up with> Yes the instructions say to weld in 1 inch spots all around but say" DO NOT WELD ALL THE WAY AROUND" so i just wanted to make shure. Also i would like to apoligize for not haveing the money on my card for long enough to compleate my order of my cross over steering, sorry about that i will be getting it next week or so. thanks,
    dale
     
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    when the frame twists(as it will) a continuous bead could easily mean a nicely weakened frame right there. Which is worse, a crack at the steering box or a frame section gone?
     
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    ok thats another good reason, what about getting water in between the plate and the frame? i was thinking about putting a bead og scilicone around it? what do you think? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    doesn't sound like a bad idea to me
     
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    I can't imagine that it could get in and couldn't get out, but then I can't imagine dealing with the moisture and salt from back east also so trying to seal the top might be a good idea. It's just about inconceivable to me that a frame could actually rust away but I know it happens. We're not even in a real dry area and it's dry here comparatively.
     
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    probally just a little over cautious Really makes me wonder when i see all these east coast rigs.........
     
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    Use some spray paint with one of those little red tubes stuck in the nozzle and spray the paint in the cracks wherever you can. Just flood it until paint drips out, then spray it some more. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    right on , good idea!!! /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     

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