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Steering question.

how do they mont there steering linkage in front of the I beam? can someone please explain to me how it is done?

I added a pic with the tread but I dont know if it will work!!!

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In the photo you posted ... the steering is done by the front left wheel ... see the linkage coming from the spindle ... back towards the car ..

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I know.. but where does the bracket (U shaped bracket on top of the spindle ) comes from? and where is it bolted/welded?

Why is the long bar that goes from one wheel to the other is in the front of the I beam,and under the spindle mounts? usually they are in the back of the I beam and over the spindle mount(stock)

and how do they mount modern ball joints on these ? is it aftermarket upgrade parts?

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I know.. but where does the bracket (U shaped bracket on top of the spindle ) comes from? and where is it bolted/welded?


It is a after market part ... about $20 and it bolts to the two top bolt holes in a spindle ....



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Why is the long bar that goes from one wheel to the other is in the front of the I beam,and under the spindle mounts? usually they are in the back of the I beam and over the spindle mount(stock)


It is a drag link ... and YES ... as a general rule they are mounted behind the axle ...

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and how do they mount modern ball joints on these ? is it aftermarket upgrade parts?
No modern ball joints ...

King pins and tie rod ends used ...




The king pins go thru the spindles and the axle ends ...
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That style front end setup has been used on hot rods since back when. The only bad effect is the Ackerman angles are all screwed up and the tires drag against each other (squeel) in hard turns
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you answered all of my question exept one (thanks verry much by the way ) the onlt thing I whant to know now is how to mount my "Drag Link" in front of my axle on the lower part of the spindles (under the I beam) do I need special spindles?

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"Drag Link" is the arm from the left side mounted steering box to the left front spindle. Traditionally mounted in the upper holes on Ford spindles. I suppose you could mount on the lower arm, if you had a custom bracket made. The secret in these systems is to keep the arm parallel to the ground. And the pivot points (swing arcs) of the steering gear and spindle arm. On the same plane.. BAD Bump steer will result if you ignore basic steering physics..
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the onlt thing I whant to know now is how to mount my "Drag Link" in front of my axle on the lower part of the spindles (under the I beam) do I need special spindles?

Thanks

L.
I do not know WHY ... you would want to do this ... But to do it ... install the Right side spindle on the left and the Left side spindle on the right. The steering arm hoop is available at Speedway Motors in Lincoln Nebraska ... for most popular spindles ...
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oups !!! sorry I didnt mean the Drag Link... I ment the tie rod (and tie rod ends) in front of the axle on lower part of spindle... but I think I found out how. I have to use aftermarket steering arms that bolts to the round plate behind the spindle's axle . I have no idea how I posted a pic on the first post I just hope this will work but neways ... I figured out how to do it . Thanks for the help guys, really apreciate it!

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