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Re: Machining Flat Top Knuckles
the tapered washers actually load the tension on the arm it self instead fo the stud, its WAY stronger, but alot harder to machine yourself.
I used a GM steering arm to pattern my knuckles, it came out pretty close, not perfect, so Im stucj with having to make my own extenstion arms, this is what I had planned to do all along, but I will use 1 inch or 1.5 inch cold rolled steel, Ive got some titanium I could use But, its only as strong as the fasteners, and Im adding the hardened dowels as JeepGod is using also because I cant fid the proper tapered reamer to fit the conical washers.
make sure and flycut the knuckles flat on top along with the machined arms, th4ese surfaces have to be perfectly flat to mate together strong.
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