BCB 4X4 Exclusive design Improved Straight Steer brace stocked up.

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  1. John Fleck

    John Fleck Farmall Cub

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    Hello Binder Brethren,

    Since 1998 we have been building an improved straight steer design. We looked at what was offered and thought we can do better. We examined the current offerings and came up with 3 improvements. We are the exclusive manufacturer of this redesigned brace. Accept no inferior substitute!!

    #1. I made our brace out of 1 piece CNC produced 1/2" A572 hardened steel to improve on the weaker 3/8" mild steel and multiple piece designed braces that are out there.
    #2. I welded my corner tabs on in a jig. This eliminates a stress zone that bending steel causes. Anytime you bend steel at angles you introduce a stress zone that can eventually fatigue and crack out.
    #3. I designed a cutout into the brace for clearance on the lower radiator hose. I hated the fact that you had to drain the radiator and remove the lower hose to cut about an inch off. This was necessary to keep the lower hose from rubbing on the brace and causing a cut failure in the hose.
    #4. Competitors models measure short of the actual inside frame rail widths. As its installed your frame bows and crushes inward to tighten it up. Not good on steering geometry. Ours its a tap in (block of wood and a hammer) perfect fit.
    #5. Competitors models make removing the oil pan impossible to very difficult without removing the brace. Ours solves this with plenty of room to service the oil pan gasket and internals.

    I stamp a serial number into them before painting each of these braces with a heavy coating of Black Hammerite paint. Each brace come with new Bolts, stover top lock nuts, and easy instructions.
    So with these 5 improvements our brace has become the Superior GoTo Strait steering brace when absolute function and durability is called for. Here are some pictures. Sorry bout the large size. I will work to get these resized.

    So the choice is clear, get the best and have peace of mind!!
    PRICE: $89.95(sure i know the others are some bucks less but you get what you pay for!!)

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PRODUCT PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE!!
     

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  2. Gottbetter

    Gottbetter Farmall Cub

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    will this work on a diesel?
     
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    JMattJ Farmall Cub

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    Did you ever get your answer if it would fit on a diesel?
     
  4. John Fleck

    John Fleck Farmall Cub

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    I will go out and see if it bolts in my 1980. It will be later this week as I just got back from a trip and am slammed since i am only a one man shop at this moment. Thanks guys and i will post up the answer for you ok?

    John
     
  5. John Fleck

    John Fleck Farmall Cub

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    I just got a 1977 Diesel project in the shop that will be here for 4 months or so for a major overhaul and am happy to report that the customer had already installed one of my Strait steering braces on there and it fits with no problem.

    In addition i installed one on a 1980 i am working on in the shop right now and it also fit with no problems.:wrenching:

    So yes it works with the Diesel Scout 2, Traveler, Terra models.

    John
     
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    Well, I looked at this piece of scrap steel and Said "That thing can't do anything" I replaced the Tie rod ends when I did some other work but double checked them, ball joints were also replaced however checked them for slop seemed fine. I played around with

    I WAS WRONG !!!!!!!!

    The product was cleanly packaged, painted with a nice fleckled (Hammerite) paint and arrived at my doorstep via the magic brown bus.

    I opened the package went out and after a beer or two I had it installed. I had trouble getting the bottom bolt on the passenger side lined up well enough for the bolt (included in the kit). I used a ratchet strap to pull the "Straight Steer" into place and then went and drove down the road a bit. (The next day of course, no DUI for me).

    I noticed it almost immediately. ALOT less wander, the scout went where I was telling it to go and it wasn't like herding cats just to get down the road. NO BUMP STEER WHAT SO EVER

    There was a lot of thoughts about how I could get better handling, but none of them included this thing. I should have bought it along time ago. :punk:

    Oh yah, John - seems like a pretty cool guy. Left a long voicemail asking me if I needed anything/guidance etc to call him. Been in contact with him a few times via email, updates on shipping etc.
    Jesse
     

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