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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #4801
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I guess I'll need to ask the wife for a favor and have her turn the wheel so I can watch the front of the Q-trac jeep.

This is going to cost you big time Scott.

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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #4802
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Holy crap, wait till you see the video. Stay tuned

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1973 J 4000,
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #4803
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loose bolts in steering box bracket

here ya go Scottie. i just tightened the bolts before the last Jeep outing.

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1973 J 4000,
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:09 PM   #4804
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WOW! I guess they must all be like that from the factory....just never noticed. The (sheet metal) bracket is flexing.

I would think that a heavy duty steering gearbox bracket would solve that.

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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #4805
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WOW! I guess they must all be like that from the factory....just never noticed. The (sheet metal) bracket is flexing.

I would think that a heavy duty steering gearbox bracket would solve that.

Rich
It's more like MoC said, the holes in the bottom of the frame are wore, and the nuts that are normally welded have come loose.

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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #4806
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Bill you ps? Or manual?

Mine has new bolts and another 1/4" of steel welded there.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #4807
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Bill you ps? Or manual?

Mine has new bolts and another 1/4" of steel welded there.
PS. But I don't believe it makes any difference. I guessing , but I would think the bracket would be the same.

Haha when I told the wife to turn passenger side she turned driver, the wheels were already turned that way.

By the way Scott, here's the list, Vicki wants to know when you will start.

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Lucky for you I painted the downstairs bathroom walls today. So she was in a good mood.

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Towards the end of the video , in the upper left hand side of the screen you can see a large bolt. This is for the winch mount, as a temporary fix I'm going to remove the rear most bolt from the frame, and take a strap of 1/4" x1.5" steel and weld it to the winch mount and use a longer bolt. I will do the same with the rearmost bolt that holds the box on. Check my thread to see how it works out, I'm starting tomorrow.
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1973 J 4000,
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #4808
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Holy crap!

That's a ton of flex!
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #4809
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PS. But I don't believe it makes any difference. I guessing , but I would think the bracket would be the same.

Haha when I told the wife to turn passenger side she turned driver, the wheels were already turned that way.

By the way Scott, here's the list, Vicki wants to know when you will start.

Lucky for you I painted the downstairs bathroom walls today. So she was in a good mood.

Bill
The bracket is the same. When i was doing my frame I was going to weld the braket To it then u realized it wouldn't have come off to get a new gear box.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #4810
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Holy crap!

That's a ton of flex!
That's a understatement, more like a Metric crap ton. I'll bet Clays Jeep is the same.

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1973 J 4000,
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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:17 PM   #4811
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That's a understatement, more like a Metric crap ton. I'll bet Clays Jeep is the same.

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I should take a video of mine. I have the MORE box bracket and I don't really feel any flex even when wheeling. Doesn't mean it's not flexin though.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:55 PM   #4812
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Here's a MORE steering box bracket at work (1-1/4" relocation bracket). After watching bills video, I would say this is ~$100 very well spent!

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Unread 04-08-2013, 06:48 AM   #4813
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Here's a MORE steering box bracket at work (1-1/4" relocation bracket). After watching bills video, I would say this is ~$100 very well spent!

Video Link: http://youtu.be/WpIzpHOpBNQ

http://youtu.be/xuXG_Sbaq-I
I agree Daniel, I have one on my "5". Although I wonder if the mounting holes are like the ones in my video, there might still be movement.

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1973 J 4000,
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:05 AM   #4814
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Bill with that "honeydo list" how do you ever find the time to play?
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:27 AM   #4815
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Bill with that "honeydo list" how do you ever find the time to play?
That is last years list!!
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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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