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Old 03-08-2005, 07:19 PM
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suggestions on steering arm construction

i am almost done with the rack mounts for my 33 dodge project. the next phase will be to convert the spindles i am using from "rear" steer to "front" steer. any ideas for this ? bolt on or weld on arms ? what material should i use ? thanks in advance for any help you can provide !

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Make them from cold rolled steel and bolt them on..Welding can be a bit of a problem on this application..Check with your local steel suppliers as some of them have the laser cutting machines that can cut the arms to a pattern that you provide..

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Just a heads up that converting from rear to front steer can alter your Ackerman. So keep that in mind when designing (or buying) the new arms.
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thanks for the replys. i am taking great care to insure the geometry of this is correct. before i weld anything permanant, i am going to physically move the system throughout it's range to check bumpsteer & adjust as necessary. i have thought of fabbing up a different caliper mounting bracket, converting to GM pin mount calipers instead of the chrysler "sliders", and at the same time, incorporating the steering arms into this assembly. any thoughts on this idea ?
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