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EPS (Elec Pwr Strg) install in Sand Rail

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My Pioneer 1000 SxS had experienced issues with the EPS, whose diagnostic costs were exceeding (by a bunch) the $'s for an EPS specific-fit kit available from SATV (Super ATV), so I order a kit and installed it with good results, WHICH led me to order one of their universal kits, for installation in my Sand Rail.

 

First up was to fabricate brackets on which to mount the new steering gear.

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A tack-weld to keep the new C/Mbr from moving, then locate & mark positions for the supplied mount plate to the new C/mbr

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Once positions were marked, the C/Mbr was welded in place

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The gear mount plare was trimmed of excess material and positioned/welded into place.

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Painted and ready for final install of gear, shafts, & wiring.

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Nice fab work Steve.  That added bar and bracket look like they “grew” there.

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my takeaway from this post: Steve has a tubing bender! ;)

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On 10/5/2023 at 7:06 AM, theksmith said:

my takeaway from this post: Steve has a tubing bender! ;)

Good catch Kris...   BTW:

Yes he does...  ;)

 

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We all know about life happening, and I took some time away, but today finally got back to this project, and completed it. (except for re-install of the Rt Frt pass seat, and cleaning up the mess...)

 

I was SO focussed about mounting the gear, that in my haste, I forgot about needing a place to mount the control module... (I'm old, so cut me some slack...   LOL...   🤪)

 

Module bracket made & installed, finished the fab/mods to the steering shafts, got the wiring figured out and installed.

 

EPS Module bracket

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Lower strg shaft mods

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Upper shaft (steering wheel end).   The kit supplies two short sections of steering shaft, with u-joints welded on.   I wanted to retain the quick-release strg. wheel, so I used the lathe to cut the welds off one of the supplied u-joint/shaft assy's, then turned the fwd end of the orig shaft to mate up to the u-joint and re-welded.

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On 10/5/2023 at 7:04 AM, jgaz said:

Nice fab work Steve.  That added bar and bracket look like they “grew” there.

Thanks Jim.   ;)

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