I opened the build not knowing what to expect. Now I'm subscribed. Great build. Really nice work
You mean to tell me that you would NOT rock a skidplate that says that??Jeff and Rick have a skidplate design already in their heads but they won't tell me what it is....I think they are planning some sort of "Torchmate Surprise".
As long as as it doesn't say "Camo says to eat a bowl of D1cks" I'm sure I'll be fine with whatever it they have in mind.
I was JUST trying to track down a set of those clevises for a Tacoma today. I wonder why they discontinued them? It is indeed a 14mm hole on the steering rack.Honestly, I don't think it's that big.
This is the clevis from an FJ Cruiser HD steering tie rod kit from All-Pro. They've apparently discontinued the product line, but I just heard from a forum member on the FJ Cruiser board that they got ahold of a set in person at All-Pro.
I doubt it's 24mm but I wonder if you could ream up the hole and fit a larger bolt.
I just got off the phone with a parts department guy at a local Toyota dealership and he thinks the threaded hole in the FJC rack is 14 millimeter, by the look of the stock part. By the look of the clevis, you could lose 5 mm all the way around, and still have some material. I just can't say whether or not it would work with your intended heim choice.
I dropped a note to a friend of mine who knows those guys, but you could probably get the specs directly from Jon Bundrant.
Edit: Bebe, you know I would never torture you for very long hunting for parts on your MOST EXCELLENT project.
That was one of the ideas we came up with, there are many ways to skin this cat.Since they're just clevises, and they take a spherical bearing, the accuracy doesn't have to be machine-grade. You could do a fabricated clevis with a lathed spacer that's just a piece of 2" round stock bored out with a 24mm hole, and then some 1/4" plate bent into the clevis shape, drilled and welded.
I've seen tons of people using welded clevises on steering arms. In fact, one of the interesting things I saw AFTER I built my hydraulic system was that some people were running the HEIM on the ram and had the clevis on the tie rod. This has a number of advantages from an assembly standpoint, because the heim is designed to work with a jam nut. That would probably fit inside your rack housing.
24mm rod ends are a standard part with several vendors. I'm seeing them as an Aurora and a QA1 part with a google search.