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garrettw

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I actually accomplished something on the truck this weekend for the first time in a long time. I put steering on the back burner and added some 1” tubing where I cut out the inner fender. I also made a mount for the fuse box that doubles as a cradle for the headlight harness. And if you didn’t notice, prep was half assed at best but that’s what spray paints for right
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garrettw

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Been working on a little air filter/maf mount chingadera on my lunch breaks at work. Notice this is pre- shitty aluminum welds as it is still a work in progress...
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And yes I know you can buy air filter mounts but this was cheap and kinda fun
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As for my steering swinger, I moved the mounting position for the d side tie rod to the front of the swinger. It’s not pretty by any means but I’ll work. Maybe. I’ll find out this Sunday when I attempt to build my steering again
 

garrettw

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Made some solid progress on my steering yesterday. Only thing I’m concerned about is in order for everything to cycle without hitting, the bend in the d side tie rod will need to stay “up” with the bend going around the front side of the swinger instead of underneath it. To keep the tie rod “up” I was going to wedge some urethane in the heims on the spindle side to stop it from rotating. My question is, how much can I really trust a piece of urethane to keep the tie rod in place. Is it sketchy? I’m sure someone on here has had experiences with this so any input would be appreciated!
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FasterNU

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Yes, all my bends go FORWARD on the truck just like that

I make my own wobble stoppers to hold them from flopping. Out of Jimco bushings. I also tack weld the jam nuts

Correction.> The only one that goes down is the one that passes under pitman arm. (the cross over link from swinger to swinger)
 
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garrettw

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Thanks for the feedback! I’ll be making some “wobble stoppers” out of old bushings and tacking the jam nuts just to be safe

More pics of my swinger mounts after gussets and paint
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