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Old 08-04-2004, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello chevy guys, I got a question for you guys about the visual difference between chevy knuckles, here goes:

I have a guy local that has piles of old chevy axles and I want to pull a set of knuckles to do hysteer on my jeep. The only problem is that I don't know how to determine which knuckle I need. I was told that I needed knuckles from a 1/2T truck from 76 and older. The problem is that the axles are all in piles away from the trucks so I have no way of telling the years. Are there any ways to tell which years the axles are from? Are there any telltale signs of which flat-tops I need, all I know is it has to be 1/2T and 76 or earlier model years. Thanks guys, hopefully someone can help... thanks, Judd
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uhh there is one big telltale sign... a flattop.... no but seriouslly thats it. Look at the passenger side knuckle(if you can't figure out which one is which leave the sport now), and if there is a big flat shoulder on it same as the driver side, that looks like you could put a steering arm there, then thats what you need. Sold all the ones I had so I can't get pictures someone will have some. The newer ones just have a little flat spot next to the balljoints and its obvious a steering arm couldn't be mounted there.
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Dammit, I went and looked at them and the driverside has the flat-top area with the draglink bolted to it but the pass. side doesn't have the shoulder, crap. Anyone have any pics????? thanks guys, I don't care what the ford guys say you guys are alright!!!
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this is the pass side knuckle, the driver side is all the same. also they only came on the d44 knuckles.
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sweet, thanks, judd
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Old 08-06-2004, 05:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the top side doesnt tell you much
the under side will have bosses in the area you need to drill for studs
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the top side doesnt tell you much
the under side will have bosses in the area you need to drill for studs

that definitely helps, thanks, judd
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The only problem is that I don't know how to determine which knuckle I need. Are there any ways to tell which years the axles are from? Are there any telltale signs of which flat-tops I need
Go here Flat top Knuckles, good info.
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