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I am thinking of making a double arm like this ->Toyota Double Arm for crossover steering

I am going to take this to a pro to weld but want to know what type of weld do you use - Arc, oxi, mig, tig, etc

Also what type of plate would you use between the arms ? Is there are special type/grade of metal that should be used to match the metal of the factory arms ?

Chris.

[ 10-03-2001: Message edited by: cbr ]
 

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Yeah, I have seen that done, but I am a little nervous about it myself.

You gotta know how to weld cast materials, and even then it's not such a great idea on steering components.

Just buy the All-Pro double arm and be safe... $249
 

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If your taking it to a pro, they should know what to use to do it right. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Me and my dad made some like Anthony's and they turned out great. 3/8 plate for the brace. Lot of work. Took almost 8 hours to build 2. And this is at a metal shop. The milling is a long process. Welds are very important. Have some one do them that realy knows what they are doing. I think Anthony charges $100 to do the work if you supply him the arms or $185 with out. Good luck
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built mine like that over 2 years ago, and beat the piss outa it, never failed, but have since dumped that for a newer/better design


And now steer off the tie rod....

Have tried to break this new steering, all i do is kill my arms,LOL
 

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that was a little big... let's try this:
<img src="http://www.premier1.net/~crash69/highsteer/DCP01883.JPG" width="640" height="480"></font>

[ 10-03-2001: Message edited by: MasterYota ]
 

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much better (sorry, sitting on my server and didn't have a chance to change it)
 

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Originally posted by Wolfhalen:
<STRONG>Yeah, I have seen that done, but I am a little nervous about it myself.

You gotta know how to weld cast materials, and even then it's not such a great idea on steering components.

Just buy the All-Pro double arm and be safe... $249</STRONG>

I can't, I need a RHD versions as I live in OZ and drive on the correct side of the road. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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Originally posted by Crash:
<STRONG>built mine like that over 2 years ago, and beat the piss outa it, never failed, but have since dumped that for a newer/better design

And now steer off the tie rod....
Have tried to break this new steering, all i do is kill my arms,LOL</STRONG>
Hey crash did you use landcruiser steering. it looks like the drag link is connected to the tie rod ???

How did you make the arms ?? give some detail.

It looks like you got the arms milled and welded on the original toyota arms for the shaft (thingy ??) and for the tapped cone washes. So does the nuts recesses in the milled arm and therfore the bolts only hold the orginal arm and the weld holds the milled part ???


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Originally posted by cbr:
<STRONG>I am thinking of making a double arm like this ->Toyota Double Arm for crossover steering

I am going to take this to a pro to weld but want to know what type of weld do you use - Arc, oxi, mig, tig, etc

Also what type of plate would you use between the arms ? Is there are special type/grade of metal that should be used to match the metal of the factory arms ?

Chris.

[ 10-03-2001: Message edited by: cbr ]</STRONG>
my friend had that setup on her truck and we broke it on the last rubicon, in a really easy section, i wouldnt trust it, also after it broke, we saw some rust along the break meaning it was cracked before, and that was the first time the truck had seen anything difficult and it had to get there somehow, if it had gone out on the road she wouldve been fawked, so my answer is dont do it, spend the extra money. Safety is always more important than a couple hundred bucks
 

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As far as welding the arms, they're cast steel, not cast iron. You can tell when you cut them with a torch, they cut clean. Cast iron doesn't.
 

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Originally posted by cbr:
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I can't, I need a RHD versions as I live in OZ and drive on the correct side of the road. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Chris.</STRONG>

Have you checked URL=http://www.rockstomper.com]Rockstomper's[/URL] site? He has Toyota high-steering components that could be used for right-hand drive as well.
 

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Originally posted by cbr:
<STRONG>Hey crash did you use landcruiser steering. it looks like the drag link is connected to the tie rod ???

How did you make the arms ?? give some detail.

It looks like you got the arms milled and welded on the original toyota arms for the shaft (thingy ??) and for the tapped cone washes. So does the nuts recesses in the milled arm and therfore the bolts only hold the orginal arm and the weld holds the milled part ???


Chris.</STRONG>
Its all custom stuff i have built, the tie rod is solid 4140, 1 1/4", strong ass stuff..
The arms are built out of 3/4"x2.5", made from 3 pieces and uses a lower cap.. I made a cutter to cut the tapers for the taper washers, and use grade 8.8 bolts instead of studs.. Have put the sys thru the tests and not a single item has failed, only thing i have to do is re-work the pitman arm a bit..
 
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