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robnolimit 05-20-2011 12:01 PM

63-87 rack and pinion
 
Next week (may 23-27) we will be posting up install picts of our new rack and pinion kit as it goes in. StreetTrucks will also be covering the install for an upcoming article. We are having the owner of the truck do the install himself, with an "out of the box" kit. These kits will go onsale starting June 1. Stay tuned for updates. Thanks.

Custom 68 05-20-2011 03:32 PM

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Awesome, I have also been waiting for some more info on your rear shock mounts and the long track bar you are showing on the JT project. I currently have adjustable shocks so I would be interested in a package deal without the shocks so I can use my QA1 shocks.
Thanks
David

robnolimit 05-20-2011 05:38 PM

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on the way soon

chapster 05-21-2011 03:20 AM

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Sounds good Rob,

I am to far along to use you kit but it is nice to see all the testing and R & D that is going into the new Rack & pinion kit before it is released.
:metal:

Hart_Rod 05-21-2011 10:06 PM

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Tempting......:D.

POPO1984 05-24-2011 09:37 AM

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Impatiently waiting

inovermyhead 05-24-2011 10:55 AM

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:wop:

:lol: someone had to do it. Can't wait to see the pics posted up.

doubleRdazz 05-26-2011 08:19 PM

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Looking forward to some pics
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gringoloco 05-30-2011 11:53 PM

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Did this happen? Or...

dnd1978 05-31-2011 07:38 PM

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Rob,

Will your rack & pinion setup work on a crossmember that has been section 1.5''

thanks

robnolimit 05-31-2011 11:02 PM

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Sorry, sorry, sorry, But, we wil post uo wed. I tried today, but our internet was down at the shop. pump and pulleys are on. First step done.

norwegianc10 06-02-2011 03:47 AM

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Subscribed

rob32472 06-02-2011 07:38 PM

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:smoke:

nds1968 06-06-2011 12:57 PM

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:sumo:

doubleRdazz 06-06-2011 01:48 PM

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Thought these were going to be ready for June 1st
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68GMCCustom 06-06-2011 02:20 PM

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where y'all at on this Rob?
Do we have pricing and availability yet?

robnolimit 06-07-2011 03:57 PM

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Jake (owner) installing the new p/s pump with a set of Bill's brackets.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 03:58 PM

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p/s pump and pulley

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:00 PM

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Removing the outer tierod ends

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:01 PM

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Removing the stock steering box

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:18 PM

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Pulling out all of the stock steering

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:20 PM

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The stock steering shaft goes too.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:21 PM

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Here is a shot of the main rack mounting brackets

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:23 PM

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The two lower 'fingers' set the height of the brackets. The first locating hole is dead center on the crossmember.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:25 PM

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The production rack mount.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:27 PM

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Next we cleaned all the greese and grime off of the main crossmember. A piece of tape on the crossmember will make it easier to see the center line marks.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:30 PM

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Using the lower A-arm u-bolts as a guide, measure and mark the center of the crossmember-make 2 or 3 measurments and double check your center from both sides.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:45 PM

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Set the main mounting bracket onto the crossmember and line up the center hole with the center line mark. Locate the hole center and mark it.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:47 PM

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Center punch and drill with a 3/8 bit

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:50 PM

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Re-mount the main plate and bolt in place. Reach through the large port in the crossmember behind each spring pocket,

robnolimit 06-07-2011 04:57 PM

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Using the bracket as a guide drill the remaining 4 holes with a 3/8 drill bit.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 06:48 PM

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Assemble the rack to the rack mount. Start with the drivers side rack mount bolt.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 06:50 PM

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For the passenger side use the two supplied u-bolts to mount the rack to the bracket.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 06:52 PM

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Test fit the rack mounting bracket. Our rack hit the lip of the crossmember-mark the interferance.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 06:54 PM

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Use a grinder to cut the lip down for clearance.

robnolimit 06-07-2011 06:57 PM

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Next is the spindle modification using a 5/8 drill bit. Drill out the tie rod mounting hole. Start from the top side. Try to drill it straight down throught the original hole.

robnolimit 06-08-2011 05:59 PM

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Next it's on to steering shafts and u-joints. This bearing mount comes in the kit and must be fitted into the frame rail.

robnolimit 06-08-2011 06:01 PM

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Using the diagram provided you will need to drill two new holes in the chassis both 5/16". Then open up the factory hole to 7/8".

robnolimit 06-08-2011 06:04 PM

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This shows the holes drilled out. We also did a little die-grinding for steering shaft clearance. You'll see why next.

robnolimit 06-08-2011 06:06 PM

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Here you can see the shaft support bearing in place.


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