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Old 11-26-2021, 07:07 PM
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Mounted the steering box today, made an adaptor plate to the frame as the mount bolts on the box need access from behind. Drag link angle is not too bad, with weight on it it should be near level so it should have minimal bump steer. I've seen some crazy angles on the drag link on some 'gassers', have to wonder how they drive....
Also got the front shocks mounted

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Old 11-26-2021, 09:15 PM
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Old 11-26-2021, 10:26 PM
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Don't feel bad, zz, but it looks pro-built.
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Old 11-26-2021, 11:19 PM
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Mounted the steering box today, made an adaptor plate to the frame as the mount bolts on the box need access from behind. Drag link angle is not too bad, with weight on it it should be near level so it should have minimal bump steer. I've seen some crazy angles on the drag link on some 'gassers', have to wonder how they drive....
Also got the front shocks mounted

I'll spoil the surprise for you, many of them bump steer like crazy!
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Old 11-26-2021, 11:58 PM
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I'll spoil the surprise for you, many of them bump steer like crazy!
I figured as much, I had a similar experience long ago after doing an axle flip on the front of my 55 pickup to lower it and the drag link was angled up severely. To add to the folly, I test drove it with no shocks - stomped on it and it veered toward the ditch - freaked out and hammered the brakes and it shot over into the left lane. . Turned around and putted home in shame and put the axle back under the leafs. I figured out the cure later, raising the steering box made it work.
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:01 AM
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Old 11-27-2021, 07:22 AM
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Looks fabulous ZZ. Pretty ingenious double plate mount for the steering box. That should let you lower it relatively easily if the bump steer is that much of an issue. The drag link angle doesn't look too terribly bad in the pictures, so hopefully it's not too drastic.
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Old 11-27-2021, 10:37 AM
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Looks fabulous ZZ. Pretty ingenious double plate mount for the steering box. That should let you lower it relatively easily if the bump steer is that much of an issue. The drag link angle doesn't look too terribly bad in the pictures, so hopefully it's not too drastic.
If I need to lower the drag link, I can always get a dropped pitman arm, I'd rather not have the steering box hanging lower. Need to wait and see when it gets weight on it.
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No bump steer when the wheels are in the air.
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