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king pins

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i know it's been covered but heres the thing i put on the raised steering block and now it's loose so what did i screw up? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    is there a good tech right up on how to service them some where new to the 1 ton world but nothin but problems so far /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    just when you think you are done /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    was the steering block spring spacer thing loose as a dick in a shirt sleeve?
    the one I had custom made was a nice tight fit and the commercially available ones look like they are a 1/2" different bore to spacer
     
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    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yep it's a superlift block the kingpins were tight until i tried that dumb block now i can't get it to go back to no slop haven't tried it again with out the block though thats tomorrow job
     
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    any ideas thats all i have left to be able to play i am getting pissed at this stupid thing i know it's got to be some thing simple /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    -get a bushing made to take up the slop bronze perhaps
    -get crossover steering
    -use a dodge steering arm retapered for chev draglink on top
     
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    weld a plug into the block that would put the spring at the same hieght as the stock arm
    replacing the stupid spacer altogether
    then drill a grease fitting hole into the front, side , or back whichever is easiest to get a greasegun on to

    you could get creative with that idea and make a built in threaded adjustable kingpin spring preloader
     
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    cross over money got spent else wear time to save again
    the plate to stop the spring idea or make a new block with the stud holes and the hole for the spring now i am thinking thanks for the help

    the dodge arm will fit just have to change the taper or can you just get a different draglink end /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    dodge arm factory has the tierod enter underneath IIRC
    you retaper it from the top with a chev size and it is like a 2 or 3" lift
    BUT it requires a shorter draglink so some grinding on the draglink ends is required
     

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