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Old 10-09-2019, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a certain high steer arm...please help!

Hey all, I am working on a 1969 Nissan Patrol. If you know what they are, you know parts are super hard to find, and there is basically no aftermarket, at least here in the US. I may need to switch to a good ol' high steer system for my front axle, and was wondering if there are any high steer arms (the kind that attach to the top of the king pin on the knuckle) that just so happen to have the same bolt pattern as the Patrols. SO, I am looking for a high steer arm with a 2" x 2" king pin bolt pattern, and a length of about 6" from king pin center to TRE attach point.

If nothing can be found, ill be designing one and having one custom made, but would rather not do that. Please help!
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Post up a pic of a knuckle with a tape measure for scale. Odds are nobody here as a 1969 Patrol but if it winds up being close to the point where you could modify an off the shelf arm a pic that gives us dimensions will make that obvious.
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Post up a pic of a knuckle with a tape measure for scale. Odds are nobody here as a 1969 Patrol but if it winds up being close to the point where you could modify an off the shelf arm a pic that gives us dimensions will make that obvious.
I posted dimensions in the first post, the king pin studs on top of the knuckle ball are 2" x 2" pattern. Ill get a pic in a bit.
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I found these after 15 seconds of Google searching...

https://www.facebook.com/RDG-Enginee...3314026381947/



You're going to have to look overseas and pay their ridiculously inflated pricing, considering we didn't get those model Patrols in the US. Australia will be your best bet.
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The bigger question is if that axle will hold up to a 5.3?
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Make your own along the lines of this kit, this is for the GU Patrol which is a 90s patrol. I have not seen anything for a 60s Era patrol over here in Australia. All the patrol stuff is GU or GQ models.

https://www.facebook.com/allmetalmag...type=3&theater
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I found these after 15 seconds of Google searching...

https://www.facebook.com/RDG-Enginee...3314026381947/



You're going to have to look overseas and pay their ridiculously inflated pricing, considering we didn't get those model Patrols in the US. Australia will be your best bet.
pretty nice, i had not seen those in my google searches, but theres no way im paying $650 plus shipping!

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The bigger question is if that axle will hold up to a 5.3?
I guess we will see, but I hear the stock patrol axles are pretty strong.

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Make your own along the lines of this kit, this is for the GU Patrol which is a 90s patrol. I have not seen anything for a 60s Era patrol over here in Australia. All the patrol stuff is GU or GQ models.

https://www.facebook.com/allmetalmag...type=3&theater
yeah that doesnt look too bad...but something I hadnt thought about, would the OEM 3/8 size fasteners be enough to support a high steer arm you think? or would the holes need to be drilled and tapped out to 7/16?
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