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ORD crossover drag link

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryan22re, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    could somebody give me the dimensions of the crossover drag link from ord? i.e where the bends start and end and overall length?

    may try to have one fabbed up locally.

    ryan
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    anybody?

    ryan
     
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    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    It's a little over the top to blatently copy/steel someone elses design if you ask me.
    ORD figured it out so should you!
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    so what are you saying?

    that i shouldnt build a drag link that looks anything like ORD's?

    if i were using a straight drag link and asked how long it should be would that be copying someone else's design?

    all i need is rough idea. not asking for blueprints.

    but thanks for your help.

    ryan
     
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    ike Registered Member

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    Blueprints

    If I had them I would send then......
     
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    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Your asking someone to take the product that they paid for, and copy it.
    If you figure out the diminsions and build your own good for you. There really is only one way to build them and get them to work.
    If you had asked for dimision help to build a drag link it is a whole diferent story. I would build my own as well. Why buy when you can build it yourself.

    But you want a specific copy cat of someones product that THEY researched, designed and market.

    Come up with how THEY did it on your own.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    no, i never said that i wanted an exact copy of ord's draglink.

    you are right, i should have said that i need the dimensions so that i can design one that fits my truck exactly, being that my setup is probably different then the one ord's was designed for.

    again thanks for your help.

    ryan
     
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    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Really, What is this

    Weird?

    Thats exactly what you asked for originally.

    I will give you the diminsions you need.


    How high is your pitman arm off the ground?
    How high is your steering arm off the ground?
    What is the horizontal distance from the center of the steering arm hole to the center of pitman arm hole when everything is centered in it's travel?
    Subtract the Steering arm height from the pitman arm height.
    this is the over all offset that needs to be built into your drag link.
    The horizontal distance between the two arms is the overall length including the ends.

    Make it happen.


    In the Future ask for help working on parts for your truck.

    Not help copying manufacturers parts for you truck.
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If you where asking how to fabricate a cross-over tie rod for yourself in your own garage, then you might get a little more respect from others regarding your request, but to just ask for somebody to hand over the specs in order to take it to somebody's else's shop is a real "wannabee" Joe Auto Tech move. If you go to a fabrication shop, they are going to want very specific specifications before they will touch the job, and if what they make you is incorrect, they will still want you to pay for it anyway.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    that is what i really wanted. i never wanted to out and out copy ord's draglink. what i said in my original post should have read like this:

    im converting to crossover steering, and would like to fab up my own locally(by locally i mean myself). i was wondering about how to make a drag link like ord's and was wondering about where to make the bends. anybody have one to give me some rough measurements to give me a jumping off point? or have any other suggestions?

    not being sarcastic this time but thanks for the info.

    ryan
     
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    i like that.

    thanks.

    ryan
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    OK then, can you at least post up some CAD files for your Doubler adapter?


    Thanks!

    :usaflag:
    :haha:
     
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    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Uh! not really involved with them to that degree but let me see what I can come up with and let everybody enjoy the free R&D. :doah: :haha:

    This is just a personal pet peve of mine no big thing.
     

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