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Old 09-04-2001, 02:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have the celica box and pitman arm. it looks a little wimpy... when compared to my stock arm. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> also there is a rod end deal pressed? into it. do i just have that pressed out and machined to fit my rod end? are there other pitman arms that work with this box? im using fj80 ends.
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Old 09-04-2001, 06:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Poppy-There are several different styles of pitman are that come with that box. Some are really skinny looking, some are pretty beefy. Get the beefy one and then press out the balljoint. Then you have to machine a lug with a bore for your TRE or heim. Then weld it into the pitman. I'm not sure if the IFS box pitman will fit, but if it did, they sell those already modified.
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Old 09-04-2001, 07:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i used a trailmaster sami drop arm, but machined out the sami spline and pressed in/welded a toy spline cut from a toy arm. for the other end,i drilled out the hole for a bolt/heim joint drag link.
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Poppy-I had the pitman off so I took some pics of the one I'm running. Its off a celica, I had my co-worker Brad fab and weld in the 3/4X16 threaded lug. If your gonna weld any steering stuff, have someone that REALLY knows (as in certified) what they are doing.
<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/pitfar.jpg">
<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/pitclose.jpg">
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Old 09-11-2001, 10:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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WOW <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> Thats one clean weld
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You should have boxed the entire arm. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
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thanks for the pick scwafish. looks real clean. i get mine back tomorrow. im not positivebut think the machine shop is just pressing in a slug that is tapperd for my rod end.
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Poppy, That should work fine. Who did you have do the work?
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Old 09-12-2001, 09:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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jrl machine in petaluma. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> they're taking forever... they keep "trying to finish it today" <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> he swears today is the day. heh we'll see.
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My pressed in "bushing" popped out on the trail, leaving me scrambling for a quick trail side repair, which sucked badly. If you don't weld it in, take along an extra 7/16 fender washer for when she comes apart. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
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