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Old 08-10-2018, 11:25 AM
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Over the top, but I do not want to break a very had to locate steering box and go thru the repair process again.

Outside the frame, 35" tires, a front locker... not what the box was built to normally handle.

If it breaks again... I am going full hydro.
 
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If it breaks again, it'll have been worth it!
And you'd sure know that beefing up just isn't enough to protect that weak casting.

It must at least extend it's life though I would think. They don't just break for no reason, but do often when used hard. If reducing flex and supporting it in two dimensions isn't enough, then updating the box itself (or going full hydro) would definitely be called for.
Can't wait to see the end results.

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Excuse the messy back ground in the pics, the shop is not just my work space...the shop trolls will not pick a damn thing up. I think Ray Charles was supervised by Helen Keller when he welded that frame brace in there. lol JK Things PO's pass on to you....
 
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"...Outside the frame, 35" tires, a front locker... ..."
OK, gotja now, bud.
I knew the 35s would stress (a steering box) but not the other 2.
 
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This stresses a box, that is a 35x14.50x15 Bogger dropped off in that hole.
 
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Got my side plate paper pattern and actual metal side plate made and drilled to bolt to the frame (by the p/s box mount hdwr) today. Some how in the lay out, once the side plate was hard bolted in place my top plate came up short. So making a longer one of them tomorrow, then should get it welded it up.

The process was made more difficult by the PO installed 2" angle iron piece welded in between the frame horns as a stiffener.

I will use longer threaded studs for the actual p/s box.
 
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