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What kinda crossover setup is this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrk5, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I saw this at the junkyard yesterday. It's a '73 K5 that has had some work done to it for offroad use.

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    What kind of crossover setup is this? Would it be worth pulling? I'm suspicious that it is a knuckle from a Jeep D44.

    The front axle has had some work done on it. New spring perches to rotate the axle and add 1-2" of lift. And there are two plates w/holes drilled in a horizontal line welded on top of the axle tube just to the driver's side of the pumpkin. For hydraulic assist? You may be able to see what I'm talking about in the top pic.

    So what do you all think, should I pull that crossover setup off to use for myself?
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Looks homemade.
    looks like you can see a weld bead on top of the stock knuckle right where the tie rod mounts.
    Know that draglink looks pretty beefy so that mught be worth taking. I wouldnt trust that knuckle though. Looks to thin up at the top where the draglink connects.
     
  3. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Good catch, I didn't notice the weld bead. I was thinking about at least getting the draglink.
     
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    that top bracket might have been for a limiting strap? seems located i a bad place for hydro assist. knuckle sooks scary weak with all of that leaverage on it.
     
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    Did it have the bent draglink??
    Looks like it in the first pic. I would get that for sure.
     
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    The part that the drag link connects to looks like part of a drop pitman arm for a Ford truck (mounted upside down) ghetto fabbed to the knuckle. If the guy was stupid enough to fab up this kinda crap, I would just let the drag link there too... who knows what he used to make it.
     
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    Looks like a scary homemade setup to me! What's with the goober weld looking stuff right where the draglink connects to the "arm"? It also looks way thin with ton's of leverage on it.
     
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    That looks like a 60 hub in the background of the second pic. ........
     
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    Thought the same......but then I saw it was 6 lug :doah:
     
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    Wow! You should submit those pics for posting on that "Scary Steering" page! :eek1: What a hack job! :doah:
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Looks like somebody home fabbed an ORU knuckle as seen below:

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  12. mrk5

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    The drag link was straight.


    I was hoping I'd found one of those junkyard treasures you're so good at finding. :wink1:



    Now see, I was hoping it would be something cool like that, but I totally missed the weld. Now that you guys pointed it out, it is obvious.
     
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    Anyone have experience with that ORU knuckle? Stout piece?
     
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    Holy crap! Nevermind I just saw the price! :eek:

    $595.00
     

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