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steering arm tech

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 66fj40x2, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. 66fj40x2

    66fj40x2

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    I'm trying to work a trade for a '79 (production date 12/78) front axle. Everything I have found shows 1/79 as the date the knuckles changed to the larger one, so I need the dimensions to make sure I'm looking at the right one.

    Can someone measure the a post '79 steering arm where it bolts to the knuckle for me. I've got a '78 so I;m good with those measurements

    Thanks!!!!
     
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    why do you think the 12/78 production date would have the later arm that began production 1/79 ?
     
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    bolt the axle on
    get the TRE shims from IronPigOffRoad, or $OR for $10-$15 so you can re-use your old tie rod and ends
    be happy with your bigger steering arms
     
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    Toyota was funny that way....My first '66 had mostly '65 and '66 parts on it and my second '66, which was built after my first has mostly '64 parts. Both were fairly unmolested by the PO's too. I'm hoping maybe some large knuckles made onto a 12/78 axles a little early.
     
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    I've got to get axles for daughters rig anyway, so if I can score a large knuckle axle for my trail rig I'll put my current axle under her daily driver.
     
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    Still need the dimensions?
     
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    Yes Please....need some TRE's too. :D
     
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    Most Excellent!!!

    Thank You Sir
     
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    No worries... :D