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Honky
04-12-2011, 02:54 PM
Hey Jeepnut...why for this pitman arm like this?

why do think it has been reamed out?

http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/Funinbc_honky/882e667e.jpg


http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/Funinbc_honky/1a6727f3.jpg

B
04-12-2011, 02:59 PM
to take a larger tre ....

Honky
04-12-2011, 03:03 PM
I'm thinking to take the Waggy tie rod end?

I guess the next thing I have to figure out is how to get the new one to look like the old one

Jeepnut
04-12-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm thinking to take the Waggy tie rod end?

I guess the next thing I have to figure out is how to get the new one to look like the old one



yup that be right....buy a reamer

Chopstick
04-12-2011, 03:15 PM
or take it to jeep thrills

Tunabomber
04-12-2011, 04:22 PM
i think i have reamers in stock kev

will get one in the am

Honky
04-12-2011, 04:39 PM
well went to buy a new tie rod and the tie rod bolt is the same size for the stock jy as it is for the waggy. The only difference is the thread size

....so the only thing I need to ream out is the indexing on the pitman arm



edit.....


I hope :-)

I'm taking off the old tie rod today to check the thread size


This is what happens when you have a WhoreJ.......parts from all makes ...and has been passed around...stupid broken down old whore

Jeepnut
04-12-2011, 04:41 PM
[wako] ................

m j
04-12-2011, 07:23 PM
the taper depth may be different, the angle is pretty much the same for all of them

I can hook you up with a reamer if you need it.
I think Patford is bring my reamer back this weekend.
I was lazy and conned him into doing my pitman on his new milling machine
you can do them by hand pretty easy

I owe you a favour for the stove parts deal

Honky
04-12-2011, 08:43 PM
well I didn't get any further ahead today. [16]

thanks Eric for matching up the old bolt but the threads don't come far enough up to be any good.

:(

After finding out that the pitman arm is from a YJ but the steering linkage is all Waggy I ordered the waggy tie rod to go on the pitman but as you can see the threads of whatever is in there are waaaaaaay to big.

:(


so now I'm stumped. Can anyone guess what I would ask for as a replacement tie rod end of something that size?


http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/Funinbc_honky/65b299f1.jpg

http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/Funinbc_honky/4e8b1d79.jpg


http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af58/Funinbc_honky/99baeae7.jpg

OldEnuff
04-12-2011, 09:11 PM
Kev
i have a couple of reamers so we can size the pitman arm for the tre ya get

4skin
04-12-2011, 09:12 PM
chevy half ton??

Tunabomber
04-12-2011, 09:12 PM
what fit better for width ??? the 7/16 or 3/8 or the 10 mil ???

i can try and find you one with more threads but need to know what width

4skin
04-12-2011, 09:30 PM
kev is there any numbers on the tre????//

Honky
04-12-2011, 09:56 PM
what fit better for width ??? the 7/16 or 3/8 or the 10 mil ???

i can try and find you one with more threads but need to know what width

the 10 mil would be the best fit without drilling but with drilling the bolt with the drill bit would be better.

Honky
04-12-2011, 09:57 PM
kev is there any numbers on the tre????//


4028

Bushwack
04-12-2011, 10:43 PM
Kev.
The tie rod from an 88 grand waggy is the larger tre and has a longer thread.
That is what I am installing to run my waggy 44 in the YJ using stock waggy steering.

Honky
04-12-2011, 10:49 PM
ok well they could have screwed up but that is what I asked for

yes the 88 waggy is larger then the YJ but still not big enough

after talking to my bro he said to ask for a 78 narrow track waggy as it's even bigger

4skin
04-12-2011, 11:14 PM
:dontknow: how would john remember hes old[15] [15] [15]

Griswold
04-13-2011, 12:19 AM
I think it's a Jeep thing......

m j
04-13-2011, 06:12 AM
you need to see someone that knows steering
there should be no drilling on anything, reaming the taper depth is all you need to do to swap TREs
the thread on the nut means nothing at all, same tre sizes can have different nuts from different manufacturers

Honky
04-13-2011, 09:49 AM
MJ, the drilling is for a custom steering part. Jeepnut had the Panhard bar custom made and on one end he had a Johnny joint put in (just because he liked the name) and the bolt that was in there is not a tight fit and therefore has play.

So far with the bolts I have the best option is to drill out to allow a slightly larger bolt for a tight fit.

Tunabomber
04-13-2011, 10:18 AM
Well i made some calls and since there is nothing in between a 10 mil and a 7/16 you will have to drill out the hole to take a 7/16

that being said we move to problem # 2

i cant find any bolts that have double the thread legnth you would have to choose between the standard 1 1/2'' or go with a full thread and wouldnt work either

so it looks like a custom made bolt is your only option

call pacific bolt 1st
or call some machine shops

and kev get them to make ya 3 while your at it [cheers]

Honky
04-13-2011, 10:34 AM
great...looks like the whoreJ is not moving for a while


Thanks for looking Tuna!!

Honky
04-13-2011, 11:40 AM
I really have to stop looking at the Jeep....next up to fix before she goes out again is the front differential pinion seal