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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:04 pm 
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Running into issues with finding a spot for my steering box. There is a fully boxed in cross member right in the optimum spot for the steering box. Moving it back a bit would work, but then i have tie rod to pitman arm clearance issue. Cant go forward as it would be where the grill is.

Question i have is, rather than the usual way of running sleeves thru the frame for the bolts. Can i make a plate to be welded to frame with "studs" on it to bolt the box to? I know strength of studs becomes the issue.

Its a Scout box and mounts to outside of frame btw.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:01 am 
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I would think that should work. A grade 8 'stud' would be pretty tough to break. Is there some way to add a top and bottom to your plate to provide more stress distribution on the top and bottom of the frame instead of just the side? More of a C instead of a plate.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:18 am 
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jeepsrgreat wrote:
I would think that should work. A grade 8 'stud' would be pretty tough to break. Is there some way to add a top and bottom to your plate to provide more stress distribution on the top and bottom of the frame instead of just the side? More of a C instead of a plate.


Not really, the sector shaft would be in way. Was thinking of maybe like a clamp type to go around the shaft.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:14 pm 
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Guess its best to try and see. Play lighly till you know it holds up. Watch for any signs of stress and reinforce at that point.


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