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10 bolt Crossover Steering w/8 lug conversion?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by az88k5, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. az88k5

    az88k5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 10 bolt front. I would like to convert it to crossover steering. I know I have to get flat top knuckles from a '76 and older Dana 44. I was wondering if a '69 Dana 44 would work or is this to old? A friend told me he could get the knuckles of a '69 Dana 44. Will these work?

    On another note. I probably will put a 14 bolt in the rear. Will I be able to convert the front to 8 lug after I install the crossover steering with the older knuckles.
     
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    Only thing to make sure of is weather or not the doner axle has disc brakes. The drum knuckles/spindals are not going to work as they are indeed diffrent....
     
  3. MTMike

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    I was going to ask this same question today...

    I already have an 8 lug 10 bolt and was wondering about this.

    On another note, where would be the best place to look for the flat-top knuckles?

    -Mike
     
  4. 85mudblazin

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    for the knuckles just look for a 70's k5 or PU 4wd, all you need is the passenger side knuckle, then 8 lug conversion will work of those knuckles though.
     
  5. MTMike

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    :waytogo: Thanks :)
     
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    I'd go ahead and get both of the knuckles. The flat top knuckles had the TRE going in from the top insted of the bottom. I supose you could always weld and retaper the flattop so it would go in from the bottom but most people don't have the right reamer.
     
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    You can find the knuckles on Ebay for a decent price, Folks on Pirate4x4 give 'em away for 50$ a set.

    Not sure if it interests you or not but HySteer (tie-rod over springs) is always an option while you are re-doing the steering.
     

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