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D60 steering block install?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Can anyone tell me what the correct procedure is for installing the four D60 steering arm knuckle studs? I put a 4" steering block in (until I can get crossover) but the studs have loosened up on me a couple of times. Thanks.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    A bit of loc-tite on the threads might help. Loose studs on the steering block sucks. I had three of them shear exiting Lower Helldorado at BB03. Ended up having to leave my truck in the wash overnight...

    We ended up using long fine thread 1/2" bolts and lug nuts with the right seat taper. It was meant to be a temp fix, but I drove it like that for over a year.

    Rene
     
  3. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I ended up using lug nuts also. I'll have to check if they are the right taper. Theyl seemed ok but I should double check. I had to use a nut-splitter to get the old ones off the studs. Thanks
     

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