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Crossover for 10b??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    All that I need are the flat top knuckels off the old dana 44 right?? What other stuff has to be done before I can buy the parts from ORD?? any machining??
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    -Chris
     
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    the knuckle needs machined for the 3 studs. also need a 2wd steering box or selector(sp) shaft out of one. and a ford or jeep arm.
     
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    Let me know how this works, im thinking about doing this to my 10blt instead of hunting for a D60 damn those things are expensive!
     
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    I did this for my /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif until I could come up with the funds for a darn D60. I installed d44 knuckles that were machined and tapped onto my 10 bolt. I used a 2wd sector shaft and put it into my existiing steering gear box and a drop pitman arm for a furd. I used a PartsMike steering arm for the right side knuckle and Sky bent drag link and tie rod (still has to be put on). It works 10 times better then stock and I could not even imagine how it steered before this.

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    If you look in my webshots, there should be some pics of the front end when I did this.
     
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    Any idea on how much it cost you in the end??
     
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    I'm going to do this, D44 knuckles (traded parts), drilled tapped knuckle, arm, draglink with TRE's, pitman arm (traded for other parts). Traded speakers for a NEW remanf 2wd box which I'll drill myself and add hydro assist. Total cost for me... about $140 in parts I had. When and if I find a D60 to put in I'll toss the stuff in my DD if it works out well and limits bumpsteer.
     
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    D44 steering knuckles, drilled and tapped, $150
    Steering arm, studs, nuts, washers, $150
    New upper and lower ball joints, $75
    dropped steering arm (ford), $150
    Sky Mfg - bent drag link & tie rod with ends, $300
    2wd sector shaft, $50
    Total + any misc items -------- $875

    I think that is most of it for the steering anyway. I also got all the 8 lug stuff, hubs, back plates for $200 and then added new rotors and used my old calipers.

    I know I probably could have gotten a D60 for a little bit more, but I had to go with the cross over steering and it was easier to do this first and then wait for the D60.
     

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