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MudRaider

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Gen 2 steering box on a Gen 1
« on: December 17, 2017, 08:30:19 PM »
Going thru an old phone found some pics of when I put the Gen 2 steering box on my Gen 1. I did it one way, probly the quickest but not prettiest in my mind. Just so you get the idea, the steering box is held on with 4 bolts. On the Gen 2 its a square, I think it's 4". On the Gen 1, the bottom bolts are 4", and the top two bolts are only about 3 1/4".

MudRaider

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Re: Gen 2 steering box on a Gen 1
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2017, 11:34:04 PM »
Pictures aren't going thru. Well, what I did was oval out the upper holes on the gen 2 steering box. I then used some Grade 8 bolts I got from Tractor Supply in 8mm. A little smaller than the 10mm bolts that are in there, but in a couple of years, I've had no issues with them. Quick upgrade using the Gen 2 box, it's a lot beefier of abox.

MudRaider

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Re: Gen 2 steering box on a Gen 1
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 03:37:11 PM »


We'll try the pics again. Just as a quick reference, here are the two boxes, side by side. The silver Gen 2 box you can see how much beefier it is at the Pittman arm spline area.

Crumb

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Re: Gen 2 steering box on a Gen 1
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 08:41:41 PM »
 I sense someone changed something again or we need to buy more storage.

MudRaider

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Re: Gen 2 steering box on a Gen 1
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 08:18:55 PM »
I just made them attachments. That's seems to work fine.

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Re: Gen 2 steering box on a Gen 1
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 03:12:04 PM »
Good info and an easy upgrade.  The MR folks were quick to machine holes and back in the G2 box went into the G1.

Thanks Frank for info and pictures.

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Re: Gen 2 steering box on a Gen 1
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 04:42:10 PM »
I just made them attachments. That's seems to work fine.

 They do, I was just playing forum. :)

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Re: Gen 2 steering box on a Gen 1
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 02:10:24 AM »
Attachments arn't working. I just brought my new to me Gen 2 box home. What needs to be done? The top holes,,,did machine shop oval them or just drill them a larger size?