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Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by hd-10, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. hd-10

    hd-10 1/2 ton status

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    hey steve on the dana 44 knuckle that has to be machined. i heard that it wold be a mirror image of the otherside. if thats true i should be able to use the old steering arm for a templete to drill out the pass side knuckle?
     
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    Yes it is a mirror image of the drivers side.

    But not only do you have to drill and tap the holes for bolts/studs, but the knuckle surface has to be milled flat for the new steering arm to sit correctly.
     
  3. Stephen

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    He's right, mill it flat, then drill and tap. You do have to set the location for the pattern. We have a couple of jigs that make all this easier since we do quite a few of them.
     
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    i just got a set of knuckle to do the crossover steering set up. and they need to be machined (meaning both the passenger and Driver side) can you do this? or should i find a local source to get this done? i will be purchasing your crossover set up for my 78 blazer.

    thanks
    Jeff
     
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    The drivers side knuckle should be set to go if it is off a chevy. It should already have the holes and steering studs. The passenger side is the side that much be matchined, drilled, and tapped.

    Harley
     
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    yeah, i was told that. however since it is off a 73 blazer i wanted to have them both freshened up so there is no issues. i have a 78 blazer and was not sure about this conversion. at least the how to and what is involved.
     
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    To freshen up the driver side knuckle all you need to do is replace the ball joints and install new steering arm studs.

    Harley
     
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    thanks for the info was not aware of that.
     
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    ORD can do the machining of the passenger knuckle or you can have it done locally.

    Give Stephen a shout on Tuesday and he should be able to help you out then.
     
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    We can machine them, it's typically $60 if you send a CLEAN knuckle with no balljoints.
     

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