Clean bodied 1985 Toyota 4Runner
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11-21-2013, 10:42 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Longmont, CO
Next up per Trail Gear is welding the bump stops to the spring plates.
Now we can move onto the IFS steering box conversion. As it looks before we start, with the stock steering box already removed.
Removed the rubber filler piece:
Trail Gear's IFS steering mount kit:
Plates clamped into place as far forward on the frame as possible:
To create some working room, we unbolt the radiator from its supports but still leave it connected entirely to the motor so we won't lose any fluids. Then we gentle lift it out of our way using a strap and an engine host:
With the holes marked, we drill through the frame and weld the round tubes into the frame and smooth it all out:
Install the new steering box mount plates securely to the frame. Then test fit the IFS steering box to make sure the pitman arm clears.
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