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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2000, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm getting ready to make up steering brace and need some ideas. I don't have a 350 rod around but was thinking of getting the piece from more for 20 bucks. I looked at thier website and couldn't figure out how they hook the two pieces up other than welding. Any ideas or pictures would be helpful. thanks ken

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Re: steering brace

take a look at the TOMKEN unit. Should be easy to copy and is plenty Stout.

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i have this unit

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Re: steering brace

Here is what I did. Sorry about the drawing........ I suck![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
http://www.geocities.com/austnjpr/brace.htm

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I have found that an exhaust clamp works GREAT!! sometimes the stamped piece with the holes in it spreads a little - just weld that up so that doesn't happen. Also, all new Grade 8 bolts and lock washers and welding some 1/8" by 1" strips down that outer bracket on the dirver's side does wonders. Good Luck - I've had the steering box rip off 5 miles from pavement and it was probably my worst off-road breakage ever - nightmare...

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Damn Austn.....

You draw like crap!!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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I never did enough drug's to be a good artist![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Oh Yeah by the way........UP YOURS![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: steering brace

AustnJPR,is that your Jeep on your home page? If so, we have the same front bumper. Where did you mount recovery points (i.e. hooks or clevis)? I have been at odds about this. My winch mount and bumper get in the way. Thanks, Chad

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Re: steering brace

I've thought about using a muffler camp, I just don't if it would be heavy enough.
Hey austin do you have a picture of that brace? Your drawing was good, I just need a picture because I suck at reading drawings? And excellant cb info, I've been looking for that kind of infor for months!
Boston mangler, I'll have to look at the tompken setup, I don't think i have seen it.
With all these ideas I can up with super beefy unit

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What I did is cut down the factory bumper, then I cut a 4" by 3" square out of the front of the bumper. I then mounted tow hooks to the inside of the frame rail facing inward. Here is a pic, if you look closely at the front you can see em'[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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