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knuckle machining?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Can anyone tell me how critical the positioning of the passenger side steering arm on a D44 knuckle is for crossover?
    I'm just about to machine mine and it looks like they can go 'almost anywhere'. I can see that there is raised bosses underneath for the studs but again, they're alot wider than a stud so you get quite a bit of leeway.
    Anyone machined their own and have a suggestion.
    I'll call ORD later but I wanted to ask here as they're often really busy there.
    Thanks.

    OK, all sorted out. Muddytazz has been his usual helpful, informative self and sent me machining diagrams.
    Thanks Jeff.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2005
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    just a idea for ya. take and make a template of the driver side and use hole like the ball joints and stuff for refrence marks. then flip it over to the pass side and bam you have the pattern.

    just a idea.
     
  3. mxfireman

    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    You might try muddytazz hes helped me out on a lot of things. He also could do it for you too but shipping to England would be killer.
     
  4. 66ELMeano

    66ELMeano Registered Member

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    I'm kinda new here so bear with me :doah: I wouldn't need an aftermarket arm if I was going to make my own using a piece of flat steel and a heim joint correct? or is the balljoint/aftermarket arm worth the time saved fabbing my own?
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    if you do crossover the stock right knuckle is not drilled and threaded for a arm to bolt on.
     
  6. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I have the cad diagrams, but I guess thats what he sent you:D
    Dont forget to mill it at a 80* angle to the spindal surface:wink1:
     

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