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yaaaaa, cross over parts just arived...questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    ok first I have both knuckles back..can I reuse my ball joints from the knuckles in my blazer?? they are new.

    Second.. can I drive in the 6 spindle bolts into the knuckle with out a press, or is this a no brainer?

    any tips for figuring out the leanth of my drag link and tie rod?

    and do you guys recomend the chromaly tubbing..stonger

    or the dom..flexable

    I just bought all of my 7/8 weld on sleaves and jam nuts..70.00

    then just need to buy the 1 ton tre's...did I mention I am getting them for 27 bucks and at 30% off on top of that /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif Plan on running all right hand side too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    down side is I was practically humping the UPS guy and stubbed my toe getting to the door...ouch [darn] that hurt..I love [darn] secorship, its [darn] awsome, [darn] I love this web site too, but I don't [darn] UPS guys...so dont worry /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  3. Fubeca

    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    What do you mean by [ QUOTE ]
    6 spindle bolts

    [/ QUOTE ], If you are speaking of the adjusting sleave you will want to kindly thread it into the knuckle. You should be able to re-use your ball joints if they weren't destroyed in the removal process.
     
  4. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    the 6 bolts that are presses into the knuckle..then the spindle and hub are bolted onto them /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Fubeca

    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    I get it, I need to slow down and read a bit /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    [ QUOTE ]
    ok first I have both knuckles back..can I reuse my ball joints from the knuckles in my blazer?? they are new.


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    yes.

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    Second.. can I drive in the 6 spindle bolts into the knuckle with out a press, or is this a no brainer?

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    i wouldnt...

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    any tips for figuring out the leanth of my drag link and tie rod?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    drag link: rockstomper figured it out for me...

    tie rod: the same length as the stock one.

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    and do you guys recomend the chromaly tubbing..stonger or the dom..flexable

    [/ QUOTE ]

    mine is 1.25" 0.219 DOM sleeved in 1.5" 0.120 DOM. works for me.

    j
     
  7. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Dude!!!!!! You need to stop gettin new shznit done!!! You're gonna make me come down there earlier than planned and beat the livin snot outta ya. And then take your truck and then transfer all you've done to mine and then bury what's left of your truck in my backyard before I move. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Seriously though, I really need to get down there now so I can be among the madness and get some serious cuttin and modifyin done. Excellent work! Good luck to ya on the crossover.

    Allan
     
  8. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    I guess I shouldn't mention the 205 I just picked up "think ..doubler", or the 465 tranny..or the d60 I am trying to buy...need more money /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    My g/f is ready to start throwing bricks at the blazer, I just told her to "aim low so I could sawzaw the damage off"
    She is thinking it's bad now and I am only 19....wait till I am 40 /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    If you're shopping for a D60 why waste the money on crossover parts for the half ton stuff? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Rene
     
  10. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    So he can sell it to me!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  11. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    good point rene! if you cant do the fabrication yourself, you can end up paying $500 for xover... why do that for half ton junk if you plan on getting da 60 anyway?!

    j
     

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