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Old 08-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Dana 60 spacer ?

Got no response on non-hard core so here goes.....

I put a 1" high steer arm on my 60 front and want to use the original cap on top of the knuckle.
What are you using for a homebrew spacer between the top bushing(plastic) and the spring before putting the cap back on ?

Possible to use just fender washers or a piece of 1" solid round stock to take up the 1" space ?

I've searched but only found the spacers you can buy or get rid of the springs kits.

The rig is trailered and never hits pavement all junkyard parts.

Thanks, Duane
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Picture?

Most either have a big hole and go over the cap, or eliminate it all together. What brand are you talking about?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah, no cap, bought just the arm off a guy here, supposed to be a Crane brand arm, but no markings.... trying to piece it together. It's a keyed arm, so I keyed the knuckle at my buddy's machine shop, and putting it all back together.
I've seen the kits to delete the springs but don't really want to buy anything else.....Top of the arm is OPEN leaving the spring to hang out unless covered by the cap
pretty much like this..... http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...rm-p-1200.html

and they want $35 for a cap..........F that
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Yeah, all you need to do is cut 1" out of the cap and reweld it back together. I built a 1 ton ZJ, and the owner wanted me to weld the high steer arms on. The only way I could do so and still make everything serviceable was to cut and reweld the caps. I'd guess this is about exactly what you're looking to do.

The right knuckle is how the arms are meant to fit. The left arm has a cap that I modified to maintain factory pressure, while being bolted from the top instead of underneath.




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trkklr77 and AgitatedPancake, Thanks for the help and the pics. Cutting the cap today.
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