Got little done on the truck but important stuff has been brought on its way.
A few days ago i took delivery of a bunch of Borgeson parts, universal joints and materials for a telescoping shaft. Which led to this:
Unfortunately i had to grind a notch into the drivers side frame rail but now i have a steering rack in the truck. Well almost, the rack needs attaching to the frame crossmember.
To do that i made another jig. Or better: I am in the process of making another jig, because that’s where i stopped last week.
This is a piece i cut out of the ’05 donor frame cutoff i have in my shop (for taking measurements and such). It’s been centered on the crossmember and pinned for permanent alignment. This jig will receive guide bushings for a 10mm cutter (a regular drill would not work at that angle) to make the first bolt holes.
Using this jig i was also able to determine that i could raise the rack another 3/8″ so i get almost flat tie rods.