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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2016, 10:02:51 AM »
Update: so I bought another high steer arm for the drivers side knuckle to go completely high steer. Bought the threaded inserts and some DOM tubing. Cut the tube and welded the inserts into the tie rod, and the inserts warped from the heat of welding, and the tie rods won't fit. So ordered a right, and left hand tap and i am currently waiting for those ro arrive so I can clean up the threads and get my tie rod installed. SMH if it's not one thing it's another, but that's the way it is. One piece at a time. LOL :)
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2016, 07:49:27 PM »
Did you have the tie rod ends in them when you welded them?
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2016, 08:00:13 PM »
No cuz I heard they could seize in there.
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 06:08:46 AM »
I usually screw them into the bung with a lot of antisieze on them, then weld them and let them completely cool before removing them.
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Re: 77 Jimmy
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2016, 08:50:05 PM »
I usually screw them into the bung with a lot of antisieze on them, then weld them and let them completely cool before removing them.

If i have to do this again ill try it.  :beer:

I received my right hand tap, and cleaned the threads out. Now my Drivers side Tie Rod goes in nice and smooth.  I'm just waiting for my Left Hand Tap to arrive, and i can install the Pass Side Tie Rod, and focus on the other things i need to complete my steering.
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