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Good to know!
Once it's neutralized, they make pinch weld primer specifically to treat the area prior to installing the new weatherstrip. I've used it on both rubber weather-strip, and the newer windshields that get caulked in. Great product that does a good job.
 

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I have steering! I had a vision mowing the yard yesterday and tried it out and it works! Is it kind of ugly? Yes. Does it go against everything in the books? yes. But it works. I have to make a bracket for my heim joint to stiffen it up but short of raising the motor up, this was the only way. A couple of spacers on the steering arm and the steering box will level out drag link just fine. I also for grins and giggles stuck my junk yard fan set up on there to see how it looks. Those Honda folks think of everything including a catch can built right into it. Once all that is buttoned up, I can put my other fender on and then the grill and it will look like a real car again! Looking at the pictures, I need to spend some time organizing my garage. what a mess!

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Nice going Dave. Glad you worked it out. Just curious, any reason why you didn’t go to the back of the axle to to be parallel to the axle ?
 

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Nice going Dave. Glad you worked it out. Just curious, any reason why you didn’t go to the back of the axle to to be parallel to the axle ?
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I hope your heim support isn't an issue Dave! It's quite a ways from the steering joint, and I think you're going to have issues with the distance away from the closest joint allowing the steering shaft to flex as you turn the wheel. If you can build a new support bracket that gets the heim closer to the next steering joint, it will help a lot. If the shaft flexes it will result in mushy feeling steering, and can really create issues while driving. With 3 joints in your steering you need a very good support system that doesn't allow any flexing.
 

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I hope your heim support isn't an issue Dave! It's quite a ways from the steering joint, and I think you're going to have issues with the distance away from the closest joint allowing the steering shaft to flex as you turn the wheel. If you can build a new support bracket that gets the heim closer to the next steering joint, it will help a lot. If the shaft flexes it will result in mushy feeling steering, and can really create issues while driving. With 3 joints in your steering you need a very good support system that doesn't allow any flexing.
I am planning on supporting the crap out of it. I have an extra heim joint I can use and the lower one can slide up pretty far. I am just so damn happy it steers for now!
 

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By the way, that heim is just laying there now.
 

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If you put a second support between the two upper joints, then the lower one you have now doesn't need to move.
Just an idea (for what it's worth) but you could install frame braces from the firewall to out near the ends of the frame rails. Then you could use the driver's side to weld a bracket on to allow a support for the upper heim joint. Would really strengthen the rails, and the steering. Not that the rails need anything, as they're strong enough, but it will be easier to build the heim support.
 
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