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Re: ATTN. H8
To lengthen the steering shaft, I just cut and sleeved the steering shaft with a piece of pipe that fit tightly around it. I welded both ends and also drilled some holes in the pipe and rosette welded in some spots.
The box in its first move I was able to actually use one of the original holes in the frame rail, then drilled and sleeved another down lower and forward(I tilted my box up slightly, for my needs). Then a built a bracket below and welded nuts to the brocket to attatch the lower bolts.
In its last form when I moved it even further forward, I did have to remove the front cross member, and just welded my bumper in place to replace it. I also had to weld a bracket for the grill body mount(the radiator by that point was mounted to a hoop that crossed at the engine and acted as radiator mount and roll protection.
You will also have to modify any steering brace stuff you may have. I extended it the same way as the steering shaft, and reangled it.
I believe I have plenty of pics of the steering box mods somehwre here in the archives.
For a daily driver, I would not go to full hydraulics, it can be a bit scarry at speed. I would highly recommend a hydraulic assist however. They are very affordable and work great.