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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2001, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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ORD Brace Installed -- Finally

I finally got the frame brace installed over the weekend. The frame was cracked in about 3 places and I had 2 broken bolts on the steering box. At one point, when the old welds were being ground off, a portion of the frame disappeared[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]. A piece of steel was cut and welded into place. I think the guy did a great job fixing everything and the brace is great!!! I only took it out for a mini test drive, but the whole front end feels a lot tighter and the bumpsteering is better!!

WOOOHOOOO!!!! Life is good again[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2001, 01:52 PM
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Re: ORD Brace Installed -- Finally

Rock-On!! Gonna hafta get one of those before I get tha 'Burban all broke up =0)

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Re: ORD Brace Installed -- Finally

Would you mind explaining the brace alittle more? I've got an 83 and the front clip is off(for maybe another day or 2) And would like to strenghten things a bit. I have a welder and a bunch of steel. Pics would be great if its hard to explain. Thankyou in advance. Is it just a plat welded on the back of the fram to make it a box then a peice going from the crossmember to that peice?

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Re: ORD Brace Installed -- Finally

The brace attaches to the inner frame rail and threads thru the steering box. The other end attaches to the middle of the crossmember, basically triangulating the area.

This will explain the kit and give you product information http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/steeringkit.htm

Here's a product review done at coloradok5. They go thru the entire installation process with pics of different stages http://www.coloradok5.com/ordsteeringbracereview.html

It's actually pretty simple. If I hadn't have had to have everything fixed, I could've done it myself.

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Re: ORD Brace Installed -- Finally

Try checking here first...
http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/steeringkit.htm

EDIT: Looks like I was a little slow on the draw....

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Thankyou both[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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