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Quick HELP!!! My upper clutch rod bent..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by swamp donkey, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. swamp donkey

    swamp donkey 1/2 ton status

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    the dealer seems clueless (of course) and I don't know what to do.
    My clutch rod (from clutch pedal linkage inside the cab through the firewall ) bent what is the part number? where or how do I get one? My truck is a 69, not that that matters.
     
  2. chulisohombre

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    i looked through chevy duty parts book and didnt find anything.might be a good idea to start thinking about the hydro clutch assymbly.
     
  3. kennyw

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    My 1964-66 GMC's are very good for that! I once was stranded in Portland with a full load on a 12' Flatbed and barely any tools with me. Stopped at a church to look at a truck parked there for sale and when I pushed in the clutch to go the rod bent for good.

    Luckily the guy who was selling the truck gave me a piece of rebar that I hose clamped to the rod and was able to drive home that night. I drove the truck like that for almost 6 months before selling it...

    My permenant solution is going to be a Grade 5 or 8 threaded rod with pieces made to thread on each end and a jam nut to hold it into place. This should be much stronger than the factory pieces!
     
  4. swamp donkey

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    Kenny, just got back from home depot and had the same idea. I ended up with a piece of 1/2" all-thread, some thick washers, a couple nuts, and the best I could come up with... an "i" bolt to for each end.
    I will take pictures of it tomorrow, should be quite a looker /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. swamp donkey

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    Chuli...
    I was going that direction, but decided I would go to an auto. I have all the parts lined up and will make the swap in two weeks. sigh.
     

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