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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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need shorter pitman

I've got a waggy pitman and it's rubbing the tie rod. Is there a stock pitman in the yard with CJ steering box shaft spline on one end and waggy taper on the other that is 3/4" - 1" shorter (then stock waggy)? I wonder if re-tapering a CJ pitman would weaken it? I would rather find something stock if possible.
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Sorry, the best advice on a different pitman arm I can give you is the attached picture which I believe I downloaded from this board. Being a little slow sometimes I did not note who posted it or what exactly the Dodge arm is from.

As to reaming out a CJ arm. I know many people ream them out to chevy size which is larger then waggy and I have not heard of any problems.

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I had the same problem and ended up using a pitman off of an older (70s?) Dodge 2wd pu truck (looks like the "stock Dodge" in the picture above).

Good luck...

Lot's of projects... too little time and $$.
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