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Steering box frame repair

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Thumper, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

    Feb 17, 2000
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    Alberta Canada
    I know there are many manu. that sell a weld on frame support for a repair of the frame from steering box cracks. But heres what I am planning:
    I had an old 3/4 ton frame that used to be a truck before I stripped it totally. I started cutting the frame into pieces today so I could get it to the dump... well, I was looking at the box mounting holes on this frame and it occurred to me that a guy might be able to use the same section of frame from the junk frame to cut out the weld on piece. So I proceeded to cut the frame up and ended up with this:
    Does this resemble the piece you would get when you buy the kit? Ive never seen one. I plan on trimming this piece down so it will lay flat on the outside of the frame, maybe a slight curve over the top and bottom of the frame rail, and weld it on.
    Any inputs? Anything else I should do? I am thinking of adding another brace of some sort the way that bolt on support kit goes, but I have to locate a pic of that too.

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  2. Bruiser

    Bruiser 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    May 21, 2000
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    Same idea I had. No you will have to cut the top and bottom pieces off. The weld in kit you get is 3 pieces, you can see this somewhere here but couldn't find it where someone goes thru how to install one.

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