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5th stud knuckle upgrade
« on: Jan 24, 2009, 05:53:37 PM »
here is some more tech.  im working on making some 5th stud steering arms.
i got some 1/2" plate from the local scrap yard for $0.50.   i went to my buddy shop and he cut it out into 4 pieces.
then i ground them clean, and ground the top of the knuckle flat.
ive got one all welded up. i still need to drill the 5th hole and im going to weld the head of the 5/8" bolt on the inside of the knuckle.






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Re: 5th stuc knuckle upgrade
« Reply #1 on: Jan 24, 2009, 05:55:07 PM »
and the rest. i will finish these up tomorrow







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Re: 5th stuc knuckle upgrade
« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2009, 07:23:27 PM »
will the head of the bolt hit the birfield ??

can someone show pic's of the clearance between the birfield and the knuckle??
i have a front end but have not tore it apart yet...
waiting on more parts....

i am going to do the 5 stud's but i will use the dana 44 stud's they are 9/16 fine thread..
then i will drill out by stud holes for the lockouts to 7/16 fine thread for some bob long
drive flanges and drill some 5/16 dowel pins (6 of them)

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Re: 5th stuc knuckle upgrade
« Reply #3 on: Jan 24, 2009, 07:47:09 PM »
there is a pocket for the bolt to fit in, hold on a few and i will go snap a pic

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #4 on: Jan 24, 2009, 08:08:30 PM »
i got a pic and i also measured the clearence, and there is more than 3/4" for the head of the bolt.  the head of the bolt will be right between the 2 dimples.


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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2009, 02:37:01 AM »
Keep that tech comin', mayne!!!    :clap2:

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2009, 11:08:34 PM »
got the drivers side finished up today. i used a grade 8 1/2" fine thread bolt with a locknut for the 5th stud.  on to the pics.













I will get these finished tomorrow and get them on the truck.  i will need to clearence the head of the bolt a little.

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #7 on: Jan 26, 2009, 12:13:53 AM »
Nice looking welds.  keep it up.
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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #8 on: Jan 26, 2009, 06:26:12 AM »
thats bad ass. I had been thinking about doing this, I sheered 3 studs off about 3 months ago. looks good
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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #9 on: Jan 26, 2009, 09:38:32 AM »
its a cheap mod too, ive got about 3 hrs time and $2.50 in bolts and $0.50 in steel.
i will eventually swap the 4 studs out to arp ones, but this will keep me from breaking them in the meantime.  i also left a gap between the new piece and the knuckle for shims like the top.

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2009, 09:47:09 AM »
I like the way you did this one.... I am gonna do something like this when I get my new studs and longfields... nice work  :thumbs:
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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #11 on: Jan 28, 2009, 12:53:54 PM »
i think this is a neat idea. is the stud welded in the knuckle? from the pics it either looks welded or you put some sort of sealer in there... just wondering because if its welded hopefully the stud never strips out

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #12 on: Jan 28, 2009, 03:13:11 PM »
damn thats, easy. Great job! let us know how it holds up
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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #13 on: Jan 28, 2009, 04:27:11 PM »
its welded, dont know how im gonna strip it out, i shouldnt have to pull these arms off anymore after this.

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #14 on: Jan 28, 2009, 04:35:48 PM »
Looks sweet wanna do mine next  :eyebrow:

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #15 on: Jan 28, 2009, 04:40:15 PM »
sure, ship them with some beer

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #16 on: Jan 28, 2009, 04:54:42 PM »
sure, ship them with some beer

dont tempt me I send them COD  :rofl2:

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #17 on: Jan 28, 2009, 05:42:48 PM »
here are some more pics of the other side.









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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #18 on: Jan 28, 2009, 05:44:33 PM »
ive also got to replace the trunion bearings




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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #19 on: Jan 28, 2009, 08:12:36 PM »
i got them installed and shimmed.  they turned out good.








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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #20 on: Jan 20, 2010, 06:28:35 PM »
Nice job! Great alternative to six shooters.

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #21 on: Jan 21, 2010, 07:37:23 PM »
Great to see write ups on thing I can do.

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #22 on: Jan 23, 2010, 10:08:54 AM »
x2  great job man. :beer:
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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #23 on: Dec 30, 2010, 04:37:56 AM »
boggerunner: how are these holding?

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Re: 5th stud knuckle upgrade
« Reply #24 on: Dec 30, 2010, 04:58:20 PM »
they were holding up great, but i sold them and parted out the truck they were on, they wont work with front range offroads taco brake kit cause u have to swap the pass and driver side knuckles

 
 
 
 
 

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