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Frame modification around early 70s tradesman steering box #732524
January 31st 2018 5:13 pm
January 31st 2018 5:13 pm
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Alright guys, I just had tge front end re worked and aligned. New upper and lower control arm bushings, new drag link, new cemter link, new coil springs, new shocks, new idler arms. Ball joints were replaced a couple years ago... she drives great! But the only thing left to address is the issue that apparently these early dodge tradesmens have with the frame cracking around the steering box. Mine has cracked before and was “modified” by a previous owner with what looks like a piece of lawn mower blade and some dirt dobber welds lol. It’s begun to crack again and my steering wheel couldn’t be aligned because it’s actually flexing the frame. Basically the alignment guy said he couldn’t straighten the wheel because of this issue. So I want to start lookin into a fix. Does anyone have a link to someone tackling this? If not I would like to fix it right and potentially upload and offer this fix to you guys here.

Re: Frame modification around early 70s tradesman steering box [Re: UncleRico] #732546
February 01st 2018 1:37 pm
February 01st 2018 1:37 pm
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Would love to see a picture if ya got one. I can weld a good weld but you are a little for from me. I am interested in this though as I though about making a reinforcement for this spot as a preventive measure myself.

Re: Frame modification around early 70s tradesman steering box [Re: pockets] #732548
February 01st 2018 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by pockets
Would love to see a picture if ya got one. I can weld a good weld but you are a little for from me. I am interested in this though as I though about making a reinforcement for this spot as a preventive measure myself.


If I can figure out the best way to upload pics I definitely will! Seems hard to do on this forum, at least from a cell phone.

Re: Frame modification around early 70s tradesman steering box [Re: UncleRico] #732549
February 01st 2018 3:13 pm
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Re: Frame modification around early 70s tradesman steering box [Re: UncleRico] #732550
February 01st 2018 4:03 pm
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I had mine done by a buddy and it is strong now. Do to where I have the stored I cannot take a picture. There is a long running old forum on here about the same subject.


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Re: Frame modification around early 70s tradesman steering box [Re: OVANNER] #732604
February 02nd 2018 6:44 pm
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I would like to see that thread. I’ll try to dig it up. Is it in the how to?

Re: Frame modification around early 70s tradesman steering box [Re: UncleRico] #732608
February 02nd 2018 7:55 pm
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Do a search in the Dodge forum. Type in frame repair or steering box, quite a few old topics come up. I did newer than 20 years, older than 3 years in the search dates to find the subjects.


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