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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Starting work on the truck...

Among my large list of to-do's for the truck over the next 2 weeks, the first thing is the steering.

Got everything torn out:



A built a new axle bumper!


So, didn't get started till after 3pm since I had real work to do... But I get all day tomorrow and Sunday to work on it so should have some nice progress pics tomorrow evening.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2003, 09:37 PM
 
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Re: Starting work on the truck...

Sweeeet

So you're 3/8" diff cover u make just isn't strong enough, haha

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Re: Starting work on the truck...

you useing that drag llink,

you just going highsteer finaly, think if I remmeber right the you didnt have the steering arm set up for highsteer so youl need to machine one or buy one, id machine one.

anyways let me know what you want for that drag link, I need something to build mine and heck yours might just happen to be the right lenght

ohhhhhhhh I lost orus directions so I dont have clue where the rear bracket bolts to, I do, kinda, 46 1/4 from the front spring eye hanger.??? if you could let me know that id apreciat it

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he didnt make that, oru shipped it that way
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Re: Starting work on the truck...

Umm, I'm using my draglink, but not my tie rod, but I'm keepign it as a spare just in case something dies...

I'm not going high-steer, not until I have a chance to fabricate new knuckles. The 60 knuckles are pretty weak at the top kingpin location and hydro steering with hi-steer = broken knuckles. And I'm not paying $600 for aftermarket cast knuckles.

I'm doing my own hydro-assist setup using this:



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I think he's referring to the covers I make and sell... I don't have time to make myself one while making everyone elses... Someday maybe...

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you oughta list them on your website, well they are listed among other trig parts, kinda though.

thats to bad.

man keep the 40s and ditch the hydro steer and save you some money
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Uh, I can't steer with 40's without hydro. I've had hydroassist for a year and can't live without it...

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Im guessing al this steering stuff is so you can still handle the tires.

I know you want the biggest baddest over built rig but theres gota be point we you say hell with it tear the fenders of and devote it to trails and tow it to the dirt, but that brings up another thing, it is the tow rig. think youve wonderd in the wrong direction and better get your hands on cummins before to long, and like 50' flat bed so you can haul the willys and chevy
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Re: Starting work on the truck...

Ah you are getting wise in your elder years young grass hoppa!

Been looking for a 94-98 12 valve dodge 3500 dually for a couple months now...

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