a side view of the bracket from the driver side. As you'll notice,
two of the bolts are shown with the threads pointing down. This was
done as a solution to the missing nuts that were supposed to be welded
inside the frame.
|Here is pic of the whole
thing. Notice how the brace attaches to the opposite side of the frame
creating a triangulated section.
Steering Bracket & Brace
I was looking to buy this CJ, I asked the owner if I could take it
out for a test drive. Once behind the wheel, I soon realized why he
was apprehensive about the idea and looked quite scared when I asked
him to ride along. The problem you ask? Well, along with it having
NO BRAKES, it also had NO STEERING!! Apparently the flimsy tinfoil
holding the steering box had completely broken off the frame. Needless
to say, I wound up having it towed home and the very first mod I bought
for this beast was a M.O.R.E. Heavy Duty Steering Bracket and Brace.
These things are seriously over engineered using 1/2" thick zinc
plated steel and man do they ever to the trick. If you've got 33"
tire or larger like me, you should really consider this a must have
were so many things wrong with the way the privious owner dealt with
the broken steering box bracket on my CJ that installing the M.O.R.E.
heavy duty bracket and brace turned out to be quite an event. Needless
to say, doing a write-up on it beyond saying how much I love the end
result would be difficult to do at best and would most likely not
apply to anyone else.... or, I suppose maybe it would... I guess I'll
have to revisit this write-up at a later date. Anyway, the instructions
that came with both parts were more than adequate for any true CJ
Please let me know if you have any questions.
NOTE: A Special thanks
need to go to bluesman2a from the JeepUnlimited BB for recommending