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Need a quick answer - D60 kingpin spring length

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Can Can, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm leaving in about 15 minutes, and was hoping one of you could possibly tell me the approximate length of a D60 kingpin spring when it's just sitting, with no load on it.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    One more quick question:

    The only 1/2" fender washers I could find were approximately one and a half inches across. I was under the impression they should be more like 2" to work properly.

    Will the 1 1/2" ones work?:dunno:
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    man you can get new springs for 8-10 bucks. and 95% of the ones i have replaced are warped to one side when standing flat by them selves. also get new bushings. almost every 60 i have been in eats the one side bushing compared to the other side.
     
  4. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Will an average podunk parts store stock these, or are they generally only found at dealerships, etc....???
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I know ORD sells the parts, but I'm going out to my property and was hoping to deal with this little repair in the next day or two. The closest town is about half an hour away, but they have a few parts stores and a GM dealership........
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    also how is the condition of the ds studs and nuts. in the rust belt hear i need to order new on just about every one i do.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    This is on the V3500, which has absolutely zero rust, which is quite a change for me. The studs and nuts are in beauty shape, brother!!! :thumb:
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    stealer ship around hear need to order them and 3 times the price.

    best soak the stuff with pb blaster and so on. then get new stuff and do next time. if thay are over 6-7 years old thay need changeing.

    why are you asking this? did you get the death shakes? feals like axle is coming out from under the truck. try that with 38" tires and have never had that happen and you want to crap your pants. :wink1:
     
  10. readymix

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    in my experience, parts stores and dealerships only carry those items in bulk. IE: 10/pgk or more....

    I would use the 2" fender washers because the smaller ones can walk around in the cap and cause damage to the bushing over time.

    Call Highonda and get a quote for the parts you need.
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Paul...still around? I've got a cap off of my D60 in the garage and could have that baby measured in a second or two if you still need it...
     

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