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m j
01-23-2004, 05:40 PM
some difficulties encountered during crossover conversion

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corrected by putting about a 20deg twist on the fabricated steering arm, no photos of the correction yet.

1.25"od tubing 0.219" wall threaded by Breeze in Coquitlam
Pitman arm from PartsMike, older version they come tapered correctly now
Steering arm from ANT of Sierra Rock Crawlers IIRC
I would get the arm made locally if I did it again.
the arm should, at the very least, account for the 10deg of kingpin inclination

dentedup
01-23-2004, 06:04 PM
Is that steering arm bolted, if so do you want to sell your factory studs and nuts( with taper )??

Paul

Broncoo
01-23-2004, 06:05 PM
are you using chev tre's?

it's light it's fast it's powerful

everything a chevy isn't

m j
01-23-2004, 07:12 PM
that arm is bolted using tapered wheelnuts.
studs are a fun one to find arent they?
I have used 1/2"-20 bolts with the heads cut off and threaded
I am trying some grade 8 redirod this time

sorry, the stock stuff is long gone as I had a 2.5" block and dodge steering arm previously.

those are chev DRAGLINK ends.
I dont think the tie rod ends are as angle friendly.


commonly used chev numbers
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not sure why everyone uses the chevs, the 7/8"-18tpi is a PITA to get

m j
01-23-2004, 07:24 PM
I need another jamnut for the draglink, again a PITA to find

Broncoo
01-23-2004, 09:04 PM
chev dealerships should have em

it's light it's fast it's powerful

everything a chevy isn't

Aaron
01-24-2004, 01:33 AM
who machined that p.o.s and how much did they charge?


Aaron

m j
01-24-2004, 05:42 AM
I paid $100us
I wouldnt pay that now, but then it was what was available.
now everyone and their dog is doing crossover arms.
my truck has been a yard decoration for 6 years.
I am just tying up a few projects.

mUD uCKeR
01-24-2004, 12:37 PM
I made my own arms using CAD and having them pattern cut and then match drilled... We are making the proper remer for the Cone Washers early this week. I may sell them once i get my own set installed and insure they work. They are cut from 1" thick plate... and look a lot nicer then those ones... I should get a picture to post of them.
The studs you can buy from GM...
Part # 3965137 and they are about $10 each...
The cone washers:
Part # 3965138 , and they are also a bit pricey, but not nearly as bad. This is the ONLY recommended method for attaching the arms... Otherwise, it will shear off the bolts sooner or later. Why.. it's complicated to explain... but don't just bolt arms down. Wheel lug nuts with a taper, just might work.

87 YJ, 2.5" BL, 3" Susp Lift, 8274 warn. 31" MT/s, no lockers, and beat to shit.

m j
01-24-2004, 01:24 PM
quote:Part # 3965137 and they are about $10 each...
how long are these?

automan
01-25-2004, 09:14 AM
i might have one jam nut if needed

m j
01-25-2004, 11:21 AM
I am in CHiliwack, work in Abbotsford to Maple Ridge area
if you are in that region and willing to supply a jamnut it would be appreciated muchly

I insured it yesterday and have hotlapped it a few times now

automan
01-25-2004, 12:13 PM
i live in abbotsford,,,,,,,what side do you need?

m j
01-25-2004, 02:07 PM
looks like the RH threaded one that I need
I installed it the opposite of the above images as one of the ends appears to have a bit longer stem to it.
one end is Spicer and the other Moog, I wonder if the stem length is brand or part specific
I am planning on driving it to work Tues morning, near the FVC area

m j
01-27-2004, 04:09 PM
thank you sir
nice to meet ya

dentedup
01-28-2004, 01:47 PM
quote:Originally posted by mUD uCKeR


The studs you can buy from GM...
Part # 3965137 and they are about $10 each...



I just went to GM and they quoted me $17.60 per stud plus $6.50 for the nuts. Can you give me more info on were they can be found for $10.

Paul

m j
01-28-2004, 05:29 PM
plus the tapered washer things...
you sure wheel lugs aint in your future? they come in chrome ;)

I have 2'8.75" of grade 8 1/2"-20 redi-rod left
3' length was $15 retail

dentedup
01-28-2004, 08:25 PM
I've been told that grade 6 is what is needed and that grade 8 would be to brittle
I've got the lug nuts allready, just need the studs, looks like I'll have to make them.

mUD uCKeR
01-29-2004, 06:01 AM
Sounds like you guys need better friends at the GM parts department. :DI found all my cone washers at Pick a Part... The taper for them is about 26.75 degrees... if anyone cares... maybe compare it to the Lug nuts.

87 YJ, 2.5" BL, 3" Susp Lift, 8274 warn. 31" MT/s, no lockers, and beat to shit.

m j
01-31-2004, 07:05 AM
I know of a few people that had problems with large steering blocks moving
they simply tack welded the block
wouldnt that be fun during maintainance?
I think I disassemble my stuff more then most people