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55.2 Steering Surprise
#215797 Thu Sep 14 2006 07:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 346
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I'm in the process of rebuilding the front end in my 55.2 3/4 ton GMC and got a surprise when I pulled the drag link off.

Early 55.2 Drag Link

Found some notes in the '59 Chevy master parts book on the drag link part number about a "double taper fitment" and "requires replacement of Pitman arm and steering arm".

GM appears to have had a better idea that didn't last to long.

I've got replacement parts located (Tom Myers in Miami,OK) but was curious if anyone else has seen this setup.

'38 Chevy 1-1/2 ton
'49 Chevy 1/2 ton
'54 Chevy 6400 2 ton
'55.2 GMC 3/4 ton
'56 GMC 1-ton

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Re: 55.2 Steering Surprise
#215798 Thu Sep 14 2006 10:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,840
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hmmm.. it might be a bit out of tolerance?

keep us posted on your status.

Another quality post.

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Re: 55.2 Steering Surprise
#215799 Sat Sep 16 2006 02:15 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 8,490
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That pitman arm looks just like mine. I didn't have that tapered nut, though, as the original drag link was missing from the truck. I have an aftermarket drag link on the original pitman are, haven't had any problems, I just installed the new drag link with a flat washer to keep the nut out of the taper.

Bill Burmeister

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