Bolt on bumper extender braket solution?

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Hey Guys,

Does anyone have a suggestion for an after market bolt on extender bracket for a stock style front bumper? Or is this a fab situation?... As you can see this old school Saginaw PS conversion won't allow for stock mounting... BTW my bumper is just the generic JT Outfitters stock style.

Thx!
Benjamin
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I sucked my power steering box way further up into the frame, I've actually never seen one mounted that far forward. I think you will have to fab custom brackets for this one......2" body lift? can you post more pics around the rig of the body lift, I've always been curious about them...thanks -Matt
 
looks to me like someone cut off the front part of the frame rails when they did the shackle reversal, but I could be wrong.
 
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also, to mount a stock bumper, you would need the stock brackets on top of the frame and on the side
 
looks to me like someone cut off the front part of the frame rails when they did the shackle reversal, but I could be wrong.


Nope. You can see the original hole in the top of the frame rail where it's supposed to be...

Looks like I call my bro for some fab work...;)

What's going on is that the steering gear box was not pulled back into the frame cross member. You can see the saginaw mounting plate sticking out past the front of the original frame rails.

My rig was similar. If you're going to do any fab, cut that mount off there and redo it the right way. You'll have to shorten the steering shaft appropriately too. Once it's done you'll be glad it's done right instead of a hack on top of a previous owner hack.

If that box is not a full four-turn box, you might consider an upgrade at the same time. I'm not familiar with the 3-bolt boxes, so I don't know if a four-turn box was available in that mounting style.
 
Nope. You can see the original hole in the top of the frame rail where it's supposed to be...



What's going on is that the steering gear box was not pulled back into the frame cross member. You can see the saginaw mounting plate sticking out past the front of the original frame rails.

My rig was similar. If you're going to do any fab, cut that mount off there and redo it the right way. You'll have to shorten the steering shaft appropriately too. Once it's done you'll be glad it's done right instead of a hack on top of a previous owner hack.

If that box is not a full four-turn box, you might consider an upgrade at the same time. I'm not familiar with the 3-bolt boxes, so I don't know if a four-turn box was available in that mounting style.

I totally agree...unfortunately with my current project/priority list... that's gonna have to be a fall winter project:meh:

For the short term I am just gonna fab up some bolt on brackets so I can get a bumper on it and I can actually spend some time in the mountains driving it instead of just working on it:rolleyes:


Cheers!
Benjamin
 
mattcamp said:
I sucked my power steering box way further up into the frame, I've actually never seen one mounted that far forward. I think you will have to fab custom brackets for this one......2" body lift? can you post more pics around the rig of the body lift, I've always been curious about them...thanks -Matt

Hi Matt,

Sure thing...

The PO did the body kit to accommodate 35's... Got rid of those the first week for some nice 32's;).... Here she is:
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Hmmmm? My Saginaw sits way back compared to yours. I have pics somewhere. But plenty of bumper room. Found one but hard to see the steering box.
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Do you have the little spud shaft from the Sag box going through the cross member to your steering shaft?
 
kurtnkegger said:
Do you have the little spud shaft from the Sag box going through the cross member to your steering shaft?

Don't know.... I'll have to check that out...why do you ask? Forgive me on this one...I am totally out of the loop on all the power steering conversations;)
 
If you have the spud shaft, then you could move your box forward with out having to cut your steering shaft. Just remove the spud. It was more common with earlier conversions, but seems to not be in favor anymore. I think getting the sleeve from Kurt is the way to go. I looked for the right one locally, but after all the leg work and time, it was easier to order from Kurt, and have it shipped to my door. All said and done, you still have some work ahead of you to "fix" the existing mod.

My .02
 
I redrilled the brackets for my bumper to pull it closer to the body by an inch or so. Maybe you could redrill your brackets to move it outwards. Alternatively, it looks like you can cut away a little of the bumper and get everything to clear. The cut should be on the bottom edge of the bumper and not very noticeable.
 

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