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Upgrading Tie Rod Ends #1298775
Wed Feb 13 2019 05:44 AM
Wed Feb 13 2019 05:44 AM
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TooMany2count  Offline OP
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Plain & simply put, what is involved in upgrading to later model tie rod ends on a 51 one ton??


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Re: Upgrading Tie Rod Ends [Re: TooMany2count] #1298813
Wed Feb 13 2019 04:34 PM
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Sid Drapal at Nostalgia Sid's Dropped Axles does this frequently, and he can probably give more detail, but basically the balls on the steering arms and pitman arm are removed, holes drilled for the studs on the new ends, and when he does it, he sends pre-cut and threaded tube to assemble a new drag link and tie rod.

Re: Upgrading Tie Rod Ends [Re: TooMany2count] #1298983
Thu Feb 14 2019 08:52 PM
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Why is swapping to a non-adjustable tie rod end an "upgrade"?
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Re: Upgrading Tie Rod Ends [Re: TooMany2count] #1298985
Thu Feb 14 2019 09:17 PM
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Yeah, for me, it wasnt on my 53 3100, if it aint broke, dont fix it is my motto.

Re: Upgrading Tie Rod Ends [Re: TooMany2count] #1299066
Fri Feb 15 2019 12:52 PM
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My 1951 1 Ton came with the modern style tie rod ends and I believe that is what is listed in the GM specifications. Could you possibly be talking about the steering arm joints?

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Re: Upgrading Tie Rod Ends [Re: truckernix] #1301539
Sun Mar 03 2019 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by truckernix
My 1951 1 Ton came with the modern style tie rod ends and I believe that is what is listed in the GM specifications. Could you possibly be talking about the steering arm joints?



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