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Steering box - arm crossover questions???

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Tommy, Feb 3, 2002.

  1. Tommy

    Tommy 1/2 ton status

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    Stephen, I am putting together everything I need to do my crossover setup, I got a ford drop arm from a buddy, but it seems to be clocked a 1/4 turn from the arm I took off the box, which came off a mid 70's 2WD suburban. Have I missed out on something, or am I just looking at it wrong. Thanks, Tommy

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  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Well, you got the wrong arm. Later model fords are clocked different. Good news it it's really easy to fix yourself. Get a hacksaw or sawsall and a triangle file. Run the saw down the center of each index spline then groove it out with the triangle file to make it look just like the rest. Now you should be able to put the arm on any direction you want.
    It'll take a bit of work to make it fit, but that's the overall plan.

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  3. Tommy

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    Now why didn't I think of that!!!!!

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    while we're on this subject, just what years of furds will provide a good pitman arm for a x-over setup?

    J


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    Use a '78 or '79 Ford F150 pitman arm. For 4" (or more) of lift, use the drop pitman arm:
    Trailmaster PA19 from Summit Racing. Costs $65.00.


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