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Re: Right hand tie rod
sub57 #1398521 Tue Feb 23 2021 06:53 PM
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Here is a picture of the tie rod assembly. Also found a better price for one of the tie rod ends.

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Re: Right hand tie rod
sub57 #1398522 Tue Feb 23 2021 07:30 PM
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With that offset in the rod, you'd have to remove both ends to get it spot on, although it might be possible to turn the rod with one end loose, assuming the offset would allow that. I had a '72 Chevy K10 and an '84 GMC K2500 and they both had the tie rod (without offset) in front of the axle, along with an adjusting sleeve. There looks to be enough space on the left end of the rod to cut and rethread the rod and use a sleeve. It would need to be a left hand thread to form basically a turnbuckle. Then adjusting toe-in would entail loosening the clamps on the sleeve and turning it so the ends could stay installed in the steering arms.

Sack's pic is of a Classic Industries catalog page. I have the same catalog.

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Re: Right hand tie rod
sub57 #1399064 Sat Feb 27 2021 01:23 AM
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Received the rare parts tie rod end today ( RP26616 ) for the 1957 1/2 ton suburban NAPCO. Installed it this afternoon and it fit like a glove. Thanks for the input guys.

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