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what do i need for x-over

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Jan 31, 2002.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    ok, Ive got access to an 85 silverado 2wd and Im probably going to pull the 700r4 and some other things. I was wondering what is needed for x over because i can get the steering box also and that would be good motivation to get the rest of the parts for it. whatever they may be.

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
  2. m j

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    2wdr steering box and matching steering column and PS lines.
    drop pitman arm, many options here from dodge jeep and ford. Ned Bacons chev in the april 97four wheeler used a 'late model dodge 4x4 truck' piece. I got mine from Parts Mike, it is a ford 4" drop piece $65usd area.
    if you want to use stock tie rod ends pick up a $40usd reamer from snap on p#r121 <a target="_blank" href=http://buy.snapon.com/catalog/pro_det.asp?qt=1&amp;test=Reamer%2C+Tapered%2C+1%2F2"-1"+Taper%3B+%2439.25%3BR121%3B8154&amp;INV_ONHAND=&amp;FREIGHT=&amp;qty=1&amp;Item_id=8154&amp;PartNo=R121&amp;Price=+%2439.25&amp;ListPrice=+%2439.25&amp;FORMNAME=2&amp;Desc=Reamer%2C+Tapered%2C+1%2F2"-1"+Taper&amp;SUB_Cat_ID=862701&amp;SUB_Cat_NAME=Accessories&amp;Cat_ID=862140&amp;Cat_NAME=Drilling&amp;group_id=946&amp;group_NAME=Accessories&amp;store=snapon-store&amp;dir=catalog>LOOK HERE?</a>
    to open the taper to fit the larger chev rod ends by hand
    drag link can be easily made from under 40" long 1.25"x0.219"wall DOM tubing taped for the chev rod ends at 7/8"-18tpi one end right hand thread other end left hand thread. I paid $22cdn for 40" piece but the trick is to find someone with the taps.
    the axle end depends on what axle you have, with a d44 or 10 bolt you have to find flat top knuckles if you have fair size lift and have them machined for the PS arm.
    then the arm from ORD will run you $185usd.
    try a search on this site for more info as it comes up often


    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    the fastest way to figure out what you need is to call Stephen Watson at http://www.offroaddesign.com/. Let him know what you have (axels, lift etc etc etc) and he'll be able to let you know exactly what you need and how much ORD would charge ya for parts. After seeing his super-trick steering setup in 4wheeler (for the TTC) I am confident that he is "the man" as far as designing steering setups. A simple x-over should be np.

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    See the on-going build up of my '85 Jimmy! <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown>http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown</a>
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    the fastest way to figure out what you need is to call Stephen Watson at http://www.offroaddesign.com/. Let him know what you have (axels, lift etc etc etc) and he'll be able to let you know exactly what you need and how much ORD would charge ya for parts. After seeing his super-trick steering setup in 4wheeler (for the TTC) I am confident that he is "the man" as far as designing steering setups. A simple x-over should be np.

    J


    See the on-going build up of my '85 Jimmy! <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown>http://community.webshots.com/user/jekbrown</a>
     
  5. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    sounds like a lot more work than im willing to do right now. I could also find some better places to spend the money but thanks for the info

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Q-jet, Edelbrock intake, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     

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