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how much was your crossover $$$$$...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by twoslo4five0, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Looking to do cross over on my 44...but dont wanna get into it to deep seeing as how i might want to sell it in the future...how much is this gonna run me relisically just wanna buy the part not go hunting around in the junk yard...please give a list of parts and price of each part...
     
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    Try searching...This has been aked a thousand time:rolleyes:

    To sum it up quick youll be able to re-use all your parts except the arm which you will have to re buy...
     
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    $438 from ORD, x-over steering kit and that included the machining of the knuckle. And $40 for the 2wd steering box from pick-a-part.
     
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    $550 from WFO concepts, including the knuckle itself, plus machining, drilling, & tapping, the steering arm, drag link, DLE's and pitman arm. This was 18 months ago and availability on the knuckles varies.
     
  5. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    do you have high steer too...any pics..did they include a box or did you have to buy that too...
     
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    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    The kit doesn't come with hi-steer or a box.

    I had a 2WD box laying around and just swapped out the sector shaft into my box.

    http://wfoconcepts.com/Steering/Dana44/CrossoverKit.html
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    Here it is on my rig after a 3 overnight trailrides
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    I bought shortly after, but I still have the WFO draglink & pitman arm. I sold the knuckle/arm and got a D60 arm from WFO and Hydro Assist from Rock Logic 4x4rand am really happy with the setup. Now the weak link appears to be my pump, which is the next on the upgrade list.
     
  7. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    nice..nice looking front drive shaft too...
     
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    Thanks.

    It's a High Angle Drivelines 42* CV joint with ~14" of slip

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    Knuckle

    I found the knuckles at chevy truck salvage in Santa Ana. I think they have more. I paid 100$ delivered to my shop.
     
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    MTMIKE not sure if you noticed but It appears your missing a cap on the passenger side of the ujoint attached at the yoke. And I have almost 800 into my x-over high steer conversion w/ hydro assist, but its ona d60 with all new parts. I had a little over 350 for my swap on my 44 that was in my last k5.
     
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    the kit I got from ORD was for a D60. $514 but that includes shipping. I bought a rebuilt 2wd box from Tabor for $89. It is not Hi-steer, just the 2 arms and the draglink with ends. the joints on my kit are beefier then the ones in the WFO concepts pics.
     
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    I did many a search on this before doing the conversion on my D44. I had the flat-top knuckle, so no money spent on getting one there. Here is the basic shopping list - things you will spend $$ on.

    Hi-Steer arm, tall one (not the standard one).
    Stud and conical washer kit.
    Milling, drilling, and tapping the knuckle.
    New 1-ton tie rod ends w/ jam nuts
    New custom draglink (cut to size and tapped, or weld-in ends)
    78-79 ford van pitman arm (get it from a yard).
    Reaming for the pitman arm to make it fit the TRE's
    2WD GM steering box (and the little fitting on the back of the PS pump, if you have a truck older than 1980 - 2 types of PS lines, flared and o-ring).
    Steering brace - ORD (if you dont have something already).

    My cost was about $350 pieceing everything together. I didnt buy a steering brace cause I had onle already. I got a killer deal on the machine work for the pitman arm, knuckle, and drag link. Do your homework on this job... Its not quick, and you need to be sure you are doing everything right because your life depends on your steering when your driving.
     
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    you save money by peicing it together from junkyard parts, but you save time by paying a little more and knowing it will all work together.
     
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    I've long since upgraded that axle to a D60 and when I took that picture the driveshaft was just hanging there because I was in the middle of working on the truck :)

    Thanks though.
     
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    x2 on that one...
     
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    just go buy willies truck and have everything
     
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    Sky manufacturing has the arms for the top of the flat top. I have a pair on the way. I just picked up a Flat top knuckle and am going to send it off soon to have it machined. there are a few vendors that do it in here. then it is off to the junk yard for the Box.
     
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    550.00 if I remember right, this was him machining my knuckle, shipping and new ball joints

    wfo
     

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