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Top mount tie rod conversion

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Predator, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Predator

    Predator 1/2 ton status

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    Can you take a bottom mounted tie rod and move it to the top of the knuckles by retapering the holes or drilling new holes & tapering them? If retapering, would there be enough metal left to do any good? Can't look at the truck right now, but just tossing the idea around and was wondering if anyone has done it.
     
  2. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    Sure, if you want to go through the hassle. A better plan is to just get a set of older Dana 44 knuckles with the "tie rod from the top".....especially the set with the flat-top on the passenger side (pre '76)- for the crossover steering mod. I may have a set of "tie rod from the top" (non flat-top) knuckles. These would be useful if you do not plan on crossover. Send a PM if you are interested.
     

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