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WTF Kinda Steering is on Watsons Rig?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Depdog, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    Just broke out the Four Wheeler Mag and took a look at the TTC comp. What kinda funky steering setup has Stephen Watson gon on that thing? WEIRD looking with the rods going across in 2 different places.

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  2. Boss

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    Damn!!! Can't wait to get my mag.

    I saw his steering setup on his site. It looks wayy cool....but wayyyy confusing. Looked like the RAM was set up behind the axle, mounted to a "wierd" double sided looking steering arm.............

    Hey, it must work good though.[​IMG]
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    It is a cantilever system. The box is mounted on the passenger frame rail about even with the radiator and at an angle pointing towards the drivers tire. The shaft going back the the column has universals in it to make the turns the clear the motor etc. It turns a short drag link back to the driver frame rail that pivots with a longer drag link back to the passenger side and the the rock ram is behind the axle on passenger side if that makes any sense

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  4. HarryH3

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    It's a totally custom, one-off abberation from Stephen's imagination. [​IMG] Oh yeah, it's also quite a work of art! [​IMG] It's pretty amazing what he can do with some steel and a welder!!!! [​IMG]

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