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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2002, 06:54 PM
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Reenforcing the frame at the steering box.

I'm planning on reenforcing the frame at the steering box and was wondering if someone whom has done this could give me some tips and pointers. I thought I had read a post about this already but my search turned up nothing.
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Re: Reenforcing the frame at the steering box.

I don't remember that post- Isn't the frame rail strong enough? I Guess for serious rock crawling maybe!?
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Re: Reenforcing the frame at the steering box.

I just saw an article in one of the 4 wheel rags about reinforcing the frame on Cheby trucks but saw no mention of a kit of Fords and was wonderingi if they made one. The frame looks boxed there so i just out it out of my mind last time i changed a steering box. If anyone figures out a way tp do it PM me. I'd be interested in that for sure. Aything to beef anything up is GOOD.
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Re: Reenforcing the frame at the steering box.

build a bar that wedges between the steering box and the opposite frame rail and you ought to be good to go. there is an aftermarket product for Chebbies that does just this.
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Re: Reenforcing the frame at the steering box.

ya, but the 73-87 chevy's had the common problem of it breaking on vehicles not even wheeled! i have only heard of one bronco having a bad frame by the steering box, and that one was a accident victim though.
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Re: Reenforcing the frame at the steering box.

Right - Fords don't need it. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Reenforcing the frame at the steering box.

Humm Im not bracing mine there. But I need to brace further up on mine due to my front end flexing cause of my oversized tires. Also welding up key points up front to keep the frame from cracking.
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