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Old 04-08-2012, 07:16 PM
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Need 4.5" pitman arm drop for Vega steering box

I installed a new Vega steering box and need a pitman arm with a 4.5-5' drop to make the tie rod connection on the drag link. There is not enough room to move the box lower, I have it located as low as possible.
Are there any other pitman arms the will fit the Vega 5/8-36 spline shaft ?
This is on a 1947 Studebaker pickup M-5.

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I think a drop that large would create a big problem as far as stability.
I tried to look at your build (pretty cool BTW) to see how your steering / suspension is setup. Couldnt get a real good view, but i saw you are going to use the leaf springs on the front?and a straight axle? Could you post a few more shots of the front suspension and steering arrangement?
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pitman arm

The old Studebaker pitman arm has an @ 3" drop. I also re-evaluated the steering box and I think it can be lowered just a bit more to reduce the pitman arm drop.

I'll try and add more photo's of the suspension tomorrow.

Thanks for the reply....
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