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Crossover ... what , err, pitman arm?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    That's the one that bolts onto the sector shaft, right, and goes to the draglink?

    Do I need a factory one, aftermarket, or ... ?

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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    no its a ford part i think. ord and others sell them.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Ah, yes, I see some mention of that.

    I should be specific and say I'm doing this on a 10-bolt, not a D60. (Freaking MountainExplorer has all the D60's on the west coast, methinks!)

    I also see some folks are using a Superlift one which is stretched for lifted trucks ... should I use stock Ford or lifted?

    -- A
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    how much lift? and i have ord complet stuff and thay both look like lifted arms. you want to keep the drag link close to leavel.


    p.s. i have all the 60s on the east coast. i have 4 now:p:
     
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    I used a pitman arm off a 70's 1-ton ford van and retapered it to fit a chevy TRE. Pitman cost $8 and reamer was under $40 shipped (from xkut on ebay).

    This pitman arm has just enough drop to clear the frame and works great with my 4" of lift up front.

    [​IMG]
     
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    wfoconcepts.com dats where I got mine.
     
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    Well, conveniently I've been meaning to call them for the arms and machine work ... looks like they'll be my one-stop shop. :woot:

    Thanks again!

    -- A
     
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    talk to Trevor. I just got high steer, cross over, and the arms from him. Good guy. Now if I could only get the rig running........
     
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    Mines from the WFO Kit and it's for a 90's Wrangler.

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    Are you using drag link ends or tie rod ends?
     
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    I have the WFO one that is the ford 4" lift arm, (1104), and am having interference issues with my hi-steer tie-rod. I called over, they're shipping me a new arm thats an inch shorter that should solve my problems, not sure what the app is. Almost any arm that fits will work if you're keeping the tie-rod down low.
     
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    Ive got the ferd 1104 from 4wheel parts.
     
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    Not to completely hijack my own thread, but Triaged, what kinda bumpstops are those? Are they factory for '81+, cuz they don't look anything like the ones on my '74.

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    They are factory for a 71 :D...and so was a steering box brace ;)
     
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    So when I buy a crossover steering kit will it have a pitman arm for a Ford in it? That would almost keep me from doing the whole thing, id be terrified to put a Ford part on something as important as steering, my truck would probably reject it lol.
     
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    Could be worse, as some have a Jeep part :haha:

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    :P You first-gen people are so proud of yourselves :haha:

    Thanks!

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    I'd use a pitman arm made for a lifted FSJ (wagoneer, cherokee, J10) of late 70's or early 80's vintage.
     

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