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Old 05-02-2019, 09:41 AM
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I'm late to the party but Your truck is the sum total of what most of us would like to build. It's got all the right stuff and is built by a good guy with lot of skill and experience.
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:40 PM
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oh wow, that sure looks great man!

can you take a vid walkaround with it rumpity rumping and potatopotatopotatopotato? (say it out loud!)

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Old 06-18-2019, 10:00 AM
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I decided to remove the Vega steering box and install a rack and pinion.
What a difference it made in the control of the vehicle
This truck has a 48" measurement from kingpin to kingpin and a Dodge Omni rack fits with very little modification.
Since the rack is rear steer what I had to do was cut 3/4" off both tie rods and use the lathe to cut the jamb nuts in half, make a bolt-in mount then make tapered shims because of the difference in the steering arm and the tie rod ends shaft size. I used a Mustang ll u-joint 9/16" 26 spline.






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Old 06-18-2019, 10:51 AM
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:05 PM
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Slick!!!

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Old 06-18-2019, 03:32 PM
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:38 PM
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Looks like it was made for it... great job OI...



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Old 06-19-2019, 12:01 AM
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Nice work Iron. Like all the photos.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:09 AM
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Really nice install
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:39 PM
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Every time anybody asks about putting a r&p on a beam axle, yours is what I told them would be the way to do it. Much better IMHO than trying to mount it to the axle and having to have some kind of telescopic steering shaft
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