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Machining Flat top Dana 44 Knuckle

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by dabears73k5, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. dabears73k5

    dabears73k5 Registered Member

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    Is there anyone in the LAX South Bay area of CA that can machine drill and tap the passenger side or knows a good shop that can do it?:thinking: I woudl really like to do a crossover, and want to use someone who knows what they are doing with this knuckle as not to ruin it. Any feed back would be useful thanks.:waytogo:
     
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    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Muddytazz does them - and does a great job - but he is nowhere near that area.
     
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    I need one too. My right ball joints are toast and the knuckle is going to be off anyways. SO another excuse for an upgrade. I am in OC and will hit op the Machine shop across the street. it should not be that hard to do.
     
  4. dabears73k5

    dabears73k5 Registered Member

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    Let me know price and how it turns out. Anyone know what a fair price should be? Good luck.
     
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    I think Sky Mfg in OR is charging $45 for the machining and ORD is something like $55?
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I charge $40 for the machine work
     
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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    I had one knukle done by Jeff (tazz) once too, did great work. I just ended up selling/trading it off and never used it though. :doah:
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I have had all 3 of mine done by Jeff. awesome work.

    ORD is higher then that and SKY sends his out to be done.
     
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    Is there anywhere online where I could get a template for machining a knuckle, or, would anyone (Muddytazz?) be willing to share a CAD drawing of the Template. Maybe just arough sketch with dimensions? Or, do I just measure the drivers side knuckle and reverse engineer a mirror image of that for the passenger side.
     
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    As far as a template goes... get a stock steering arm. Has 3 holes right there that you can transfer onto any flat plate.
     
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    I have a machined knuckle sitting on the shelf that I'd be willing to sell you in exchange for $$ and your old pass. side flat top knuckle. Not as cheap as doing it yourself, but might be a heck of a lot faster to get what you want.
     
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    Eh, I don't need crossover for my D44, I have crossover on my D60. I was just thinking I could make the D44 in my garage more desireable if I could mill & drill the pass. knuckle. The thing doesn't want to sell. I probably ought to part it out, but then I have thoughts of trying to put it under my 'yota.....
     
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    Ahhh..gotcha.
     
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    Send it to Muddytazz and get it done.
     
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    You said you have them on the shelf. Do you have to have an exchange Knuckle?
     
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    according to what he post above......yes he would need an exchange
     

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