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robnolimit 06-14-2011 07:13 PM

Re: 63-87 rack and pinion
 
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You can see the upper shaft connecting to the column and top u-joint.

robnolimit 06-14-2011 07:15 PM

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Using factory G.M. lines, we plumbed the power steering hoses.

jake696 06-14-2011 07:25 PM

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This looks better than my wife's rack. Heres my credit card number
4756 9693 1245 1965 ex 01/65 . Just kidding looks awsome .

gringoloco 06-14-2011 07:55 PM

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SEKSEE! How much clearance between TREs and framerails? I.e: how much can you section the crossmember before you have clearance issues? Looks nice :cool:

robnolimit 06-15-2011 07:12 PM

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Our 72 JT is running this. We raised the crossmember 1 1/2". And there is no need to 'C' for TRE clearance. When this install is done, I'll measure it for you, this will have all of the production parts on it. Should be done on friday.

robnolimit 06-17-2011 02:08 PM

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Here's the last steps. We finally recieved the adjuster sleeves today! The hex shock is threaded with 5/8" x 18 on one side, and 14mm x 1.5 on the other. We then had them heat treated. Tie rod ends are high-mis-alignment 5/8" chromoly.

lownbad71 06-20-2011 01:41 AM

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What is the latest on this install? Any idea what it is going to cost?

robnolimit 06-20-2011 02:42 PM

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Sorry about that... power went down, couldn't get to the pictures

Here you go............
Step 2
Start by removing the spring clamps on the rack boots

robnolimit 06-20-2011 02:51 PM

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Thread the rod end into the adjuster sleeve. Leave approx 1/4" of thread showing, tighten the jam nut - TIGHT!

robnolimit 06-20-2011 02:53 PM

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** Thread the adjuster sleeve onto the inner tie-rod end. Leave approx 1" of thread showing. Leave the JAM NUT Loose

robnolimit 06-20-2011 02:58 PM

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Bolt the new tie-rod assembly to the bottom of the steering arm. The large U.S.S. washer installs on the bottom, as a saftey stop for the rod end.

robnolimit 06-20-2011 02:59 PM

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The Complete Install. Toe adjustment is made between the inner tie-rod end and the adjuster sleeve. Don't forget to put the spring clamp back on for the rack boot. For smooth cruisers, set toe at - 1/8" . For more spirited driving, try 1/8" toe out.

68GMCCustom 06-20-2011 05:27 PM

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just what I've been waiting and looking for.....now just need to dig up the scratch to pay for it.... :lol:

Custom 68 06-22-2011 11:19 AM

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very nice product and write up Rob, glad it is coming together.

65Short 07-02-2011 04:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by robnolimit (Post 4737160)
Our 72 JT is running this. We raised the crossmember 1 1/2". And there is no need to 'C' for TRE clearance. When this install is done, I'll measure it for you, this will have all of the production parts on it. Should be done on friday.


Any way we can get pics of this? Did you section the crossmember or Z the frame? Thanks, Jon.

Jenkins Classics 07-04-2011 01:25 AM

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How much is the kit and when will it be available.

Slammed50 07-19-2011 05:34 PM

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What kind of rack and pinion are you using for this set up? Looks great, just what I am looking to upgrade next on my truck.
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doubleRdazz 07-19-2011 06:01 PM

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Whats the price?
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rob32472 07-20-2011 07:44 AM

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http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=441047 check out this thread it will tell you guys what you need to know

mac 09-18-2011 09:28 AM

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Rob- any movement on the "isolator" delivery?

robnolimit 11-17-2011 12:38 PM

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All the parts are in, and all current orders have shipped. Thanks for the patience. We're all really happy with how this turned out. Hopefully our extra work will provide many truckers with years of happy cruising. Now, how long will it take the others to copy?? ;)

SBTork 11-18-2011 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by robnolimit (Post 5014924)
All the parts are in, and all current orders have shipped. Thanks for the patience. We're all really happy with how this turned out. Hopefully our extra work will provide many truckers with years of happy cruising. Now, how long will it take the others to copy?? ;)


I am curious about this too. It will happen, I am sure someone will copy this. It's too bad, but I am sure it will happen.

On the plus side, you guys did an awesome job and are offering a great product, so kudos :metal:

robnolimit 11-18-2011 09:38 PM

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Thanks. I know it will happen too. I hope that joking about it ahead of time will put the copiers on notice that we know they are .... can't say that word here. :)

DUTCHMAN 12-16-2011 07:30 AM

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Hi Rob, I'm not such a gearhead but trying to understand all the info here on the board.

I'm wondering what are the benefits from your rack and pinion vs my oem power steering? Does it handle better and has it a shorter turning ratio?

thanks

rs72z 12-31-2011 06:44 AM

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Anyone know what the price is on this setup? I didnt see it on their web site.


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