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I have to move my IFS box 2" forward. It's sleeved with 3/16 plate on the inside of the frame.

If I redid it with 1/4" plate on each side of the frame do I still need sleeves?

I want to integrate the upper bolt hole in the plate and would put a sleeve here but not through the frame.

I think it would be plenty strong, but wanted to check.
 

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yes it is!..................but do what ever U want <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0">
 

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You'll colapse the frame if you don't sleeve it. Maybe if you totally boxed the frame you could get away with it, but I think you'd go to a lot more work than just sleeving to start with.
 

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That's what I was afraid of. I was just thinking that with 12" of 1/4 plate on both sides it would spread the presure out enough that collapsing wouldn't be an issue.

So I'll run it with sleeves and 1/4", then I won't have to worry about it.

Any one know what I can use for sleeves from the hardware store? I really don't want to get them from All Pro, don't have time.
 

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You could use pipe. Every hardware store sell s that. They sell them in nipple style too so you wouldn't have to buy a whole stick.
 

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Absolutly sleeve the frame and the upper hole too. If you wheel tough trails, chasing frame cracks w/ a welder will become an on-going process. Plating the frame around the box only relocates the stress points.

This frame was never designed for that type of repetitive lateral stress. (whew!)
 

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Just ask Loco. A couple of weeks ago on the Con his steering box worked loose and it was plated and still started to crush the frame. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> I would sleeve it, may be more work now but you won't break it.

[ 10-31-2001: Message edited by: The Joker ]
 

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Originally posted by camo:
<STRONG>mine is plated and sleeved. i would not have it any other way</STRONG>
Ya, what he said <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
I have also seen where frames were only plated, and would sheer off bolts once they worked loose, had a few rigs in the club do this a few years back....
 

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Originally posted by Dingo:
<STRONG>Lets see some pics of reinforced and sleeved for IFS box if anyone has them.
THanks.</STRONG>
Here is a picture of my mount on my 98 Tacoma. The plate is 3/16" x 12" long both on the inside and the outside of the frame. The bottom 2 bolts are sleeved through the frame as well as one sleeve running on top / outside of the frame for the upper bolt.

I was told by a few people to make the mount longer and taper it to distribute the load along the frame. If its just a straight cut it will put all the stress along the straight edge! It makes sense and has worked awsome so far!

<img SRC="http://home.earthlink.net/~azttora1/steeringboxmount.JPG" height=420 width=627>
 

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yogiaz, what kind of box is that? Looks great.

Ok, so I'll sleeve and plate it. I'm sure I can find some shedule 40 or something that will work for the sleeves with 1/4" plate and no problems.

thanks for the input...
 

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Uh, looks like a Toy IFS box to me. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Crash:
<STRONG>Here is how i did DSI's SAS, just plated the back side, should be fine.</STRONG>
The first time I mounted my box I only used the 3/16" plate and sleeved the frame. When I went out wheeling the first time the box was twisting the outside of the frame. Over time it wouldh have broke.

So I had to redo the entire thing with 3/16" on both sides and sleeved. Now it does not move at all! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0">

But maybe it works better for you?

Yogi
 

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Originally posted by Yarddog:
<STRONG>yogiaz, what kind of box is that? Looks great.

Ok, so I'll sleeve and plate it. I'm sure I can find some shedule 40 or something that will work for the sleeves with 1/4" plate and no problems.

thanks for the input...</STRONG>
Thanks... its a toy IFS box out of a 87.

Yogi
 
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