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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LKJR, Sep 8, 2004.
what steering arm are ya'll using for x-over on the 2wd box?
The cheapest way is to get an arm off an 80s full size Ford Van. Mine came from something like an 85 for $6. This has almost exactly the correct minimal drop to clear the frame. The only problem is that it has a tiny hole for the Ford drag link end. This hole must be opened up for the GMs which are MUCH larger using (IIRC) a 7* taper reamer. Not very common, but they can be found, and most any machine shop can do it if you have a friend with access. Without a friend (or some way to borrow the reamer), typical machine shop rates kill the cost advantage.
I am using a BDS pitman arm for a late 70's ford. Most of the guys around here are using a Superlift pitman from the same application.
What tierods are you guys running with the Ford drop pitman arm. The way I understand is this- chevy Drag Links Ends have a different taper but could handle a greater angles.
Chevy TieRod Ends fit most aftermarket high-steer arms but handle limited angles. But I want to know if Chevy TRE will fit the Ford drop pitman arm without modifications. Has anyone use a Ford TRE?
you can also use the arm off fullsize cherokees and waggies
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