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post #1 of 6 Old 02-23-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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pushing steering box forward

just wondering how you guys did it, pics would be nice. i have an idea in my head but more is always better. i'm currently running the astro van box and the radius sucks so i'm looking to put my old one back on


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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-24-2013, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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well since yall left me hangin i decided to tackle it anyway

i know some of you have done this too so post up

pulled winch plate off


cut old crossmember out (dont even need it with the way my front bumper is


started un bolting the steering box bracket and the ****ing nutserts kept spinning. so i figured since i was going to be plating the frame anyway i may as well make it easy on myself


all the holes cut...scary


shaving the edge of the mount so i can push i as far forward as possible


before cleanup where the mount will sit


test fit with new frame plate


welding the bracket on (as long as nobody asks me how i plan to drill the front hole i'll be fine... i noticed that is going to be a problem while sitting here posting this)



and thats all further i got last night. i only had about 2 hrs to work while the GF watched a movie

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-24-2013, 11:20 AM
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Not bad. That frame was looking like Swiss cheese but it looks like you got it sorted out. Yeah nutserts are a huge pain. I usually blow the heads of the bolts off with my torch and then it makes short work of it. Then I just clean up the holes where they were fit new nuts and weld em in. That way it saves metal, but if you are adding metal to the frame like you did, then who cares right? Good job man, looks good
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-24-2013, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Not bad. That frame was looking like Swiss cheese but it looks like you got it sorted out. Yeah nutserts are a huge pain. I usually blow the heads of the bolts off with my torch and then it makes short work of it. Then I just clean up the holes where they were fit new nuts and weld em in. That way it saves metal, but if you are adding metal to the frame like you did, then who cares right? Good job man, looks good
Thanks and yea the frame was a little trashed after all the removal lol. I wouldn't want to trust it to hold my steering together.

And i think that the plasma cutter became my new favorite tool again

Probably sent from under my broken heep

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-24-2013, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Finished moving my box

Had to notch my bumper for it


Then it didn't look strong enough to me do I built a little brace to give it a little more peace of mind

Probably sent from under my broken heep

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-24-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Word of warning. Those 4 top bolts retain fluid so if they are loose they will leak. Found out that after 1 drive. I wrapped each bolt in teflon tape until I couldn't see the threads anymore, tightened them down as tight as i felt safe then tacked a corner of each bolt to stop them from turning out.

Probably sent from under my broken heep

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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