MJ, in case you didn't notice/know, that my inverted stock draglink causes BOTH effects:
1. The flattening movement of the tierod causes a TOE OUT
2. The backward movement of the axle at compression PULLS the steering arm back in (TOE IN)
In otherwords, the tie rod end is slightly angled down and slightly angled backward which in effect is self-compensating. I just love the looks of the setup - the SYMMETRY!
However, I will continue to test the setup and if it sucks I'll get some DOM tubing and a couple of weld in threaded adapters. But for now I'm satisfied; this rig's not gonna see extreme rock crawling.
How do you fit the SWAT team in there with all that junk in the way:flipoff2:More pics inside? Inside is nothing 4x4 . . .
OK I'll find some pics of the interior and post them:
I think that's it.
And oh I forgot, there's that heavy icemaker freestanding on the floor for margaritas.
And I really want to install a sunroof at the back between the stove and the restroom.
How did this turn out overall? Did the steering work or did you have to do cross over?Hard part is done . . .
I've just installed the Dana 60 kingpin axle (from a 79 Ford) under the front of my GMC G35 van. It took a lot of fabrication, trimming, reinforcing/welding, and elbow grease but it looks impressive there now.
Note my version of high-steer using the 3-piece stock drag-link/tie-rods and a pair of Ballistic Fab springless steering arms.
Also note the missing front driveshaft, missing dust boots, and the transmission crossmember blocking the path (all easy left-over jobs).
Here's how it looked before I took the front end apart for the D60 Install:
How did this turn out overall? Did the steering work or did you have to do cross over?
I’m deep into a coil over set up on a 1973 g10. I’m stuck at a pitman arm that correctly fits the steering box. Once I can get that I don’t see an issues making drag link that will work.
I have a 2002 f-250 Dana 60 in there, with ballistic fab coil over mounts. the rest I built based on a document I found published by some university on how to build a crawler 3 link.
Also that’s a r2.8 in there, if anyone is wondering.