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Saturday, May 18, 2013

New replacement pieces

Christmas in May:
All in 24 hours a Ballistic Fab chevy 1 ton Y steering link system
and a new replacement wheel showed up.
The steering tie rods are 1.5" dom , 1@50" and 1@58" about 32 lbs
The rod ends are the big 7/8"suckers. 
 Instead of reaming the steering knuckles I bought some pre tapered
 weld in inserts @ $8 each.  All that is needed is a
3/4" drill bit to re drill the steering knuckles.

New Cragar:
Why the 7" wheel do you ask for a 36" tire?
Well, it didn't pop off while wheeling at 6-10 psi, so why switch.
Plus at $67 with shipping they're cheap replacements.
And tough.. this is the dented front rim, a little hammering back into shape and
it now holds the spare tire just fine.
This thing has no arm rests or easy ways to get ahold of the door,   They were options- really.
 So I put on some arm rests from a geo tracker (Suzuki sidekick)
They aren't any deeper than the window crank so it doesn't hit you in the ribs
when the door closes.  The original mounting holes for door handles
is about 3" below (at the black rectangles) where I put them.  A little kid could
use them down there, but it isn't practical.
Lets face it - on this vehicle originality has gone out the window.

The hole is where the dspo tried to mount a speaker in the door before realizing
that the window would interfere.

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