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Old 08-08-2018, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing Tie rod taper adapter.

I need to remove the taper from where my trac bar mounts on my 2002 dodge ram 2500 so I can put a 5/8" bolt in there.

Anyone know where I could find an adapter that removes this taper, and leave me a smooth bore to put the bolt in? General Hiem joint adapters would not work for this application.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why not just put a new bracket on

https://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/...n-bracket.aspx
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bd has them in their t-bar kit.

Pretty small pieces, if you can find a tu ing that fits the bolt nice its not hard to grind down a section long enough to fit.

1/2" sch pipe fits 5/8" bolt well iirc
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Bd has them in their t-bar kit.

Pretty small pieces, if you can find a tu ing that fits the bolt nice its not hard to grind down a section long enough to fit.

1/2" sch pipe fits 5/8" bolt well iirc
Worse case I could make them... but I rather avoid spending that much time on that part lol.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Second question, trying not to start another thread.

I am also doing an shackle flip, and know I will need some degree shims.... Seems most of them I can get from 4wd parts next day, but they only have the 2.5" ones. The 3" ones are literally 10x more expensive and take 5 days to get in....

Originally I was going to mill them out from some 1" plate I had, but this would take forever.

Should I
1. Run the 2.5" shims as they will be just fine on my 3" springs?
2. Buy 3 of the 2.4" shims, cut one in half and tig weld it to make 3" shims.
3. Buy 2.5' shims to see if I get the right degree for a test, then order the 3.0
4. Buy the 3.0 because otherwise you will kill a bus of nuns.

I am also planning on making my own zero rate too.. probably out of 1/2" plate. Though that would take much less time.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Buy some 3" by 6" plate from the scrap yard and cut your own shims?
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Buy some 3" by 6" plate from the scrap yard and cut your own shims?
Minus using a milling machine... how would you suggest cutting them?
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ha... I bet a hack saw would get me farther.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My goal is to not remove the taper...


Grinder... I think I would be better off waiting for 5 day shipping

Normally I wouldn't rush, but i only have about a week to get this finished.
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Minus using a milling machine... how would you suggest cutting them?
Horizontal bandsaw
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I thought about this right after posting it... and ran outside to measure my band saw.

Looks like I can just barely cut a 6" long block.... Great idea!
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