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Unread 08-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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steering box skid.

i need to make a steering box skid for my TJ. whoever did the conversion didnt use a stock steering box mount. that means that the bolt on steering box skids MADE FOR RHD TJs are useless to me. no big deal, i like a challenge.

my question is this: do i make the skid easily removable by bolting it on to my front bumper? this way i could have it tie in with the other steering box mounting bolts already there.

or do i weld it to my front bumper? this would make it stronger i believe, but more of a pain to access the pitman arm or the steering box mounting bolts, or even the box itself. meaning i would have to remove the bumper to access the steering box and bolts.

anything else i should consider?
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Unread 08-05-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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some front bumpers have them built in...thats a cool idea that im just throwing out there
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Unread 08-05-2010, 10:19 PM   #3
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Why not build one like the LHD Jeeps except backwards? IMO I wouldn't weld things if I didn't have too, I prefer the bolt in myself, but each to you own.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 10:59 PM   #4
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Yeah, I like bolting. I don't understand why people say welding is always stronger.
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