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Old 06-14-2011, 07:13 PM   #51
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

You can see the upper shaft connecting to the column and top u-joint.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:15 PM   #52
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

Using factory G.M. lines, we plumbed the power steering hoses.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:25 PM   #53
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

This looks better than my wife's rack. Heres my credit card number
4756 9693 1245 1965 ex 01/65 . Just kidding looks awsome .
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:55 PM   #54
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

SEKSEE! How much clearance between TREs and framerails? I.e: how much can you section the crossmember before you have clearance issues? Looks nice
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:12 PM   #55
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

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.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:08 PM   #56
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

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.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:41 AM   #57
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

What is the latest on this install? Any idea what it is going to cost?
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:42 PM   #58
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

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

Here you go............
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:51 PM   #59
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

Thread the rod end into the adjuster sleeve. Leave approx 1/4" of thread showing, tighten the jam nut - TIGHT!
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:53 PM   #60
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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
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:58 PM   #61
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

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.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:59 PM   #62
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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.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:27 PM   #63
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

just what I've been waiting and looking for.....now just need to dig up the scratch to pay for it....
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:19 AM   #64
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

very nice product and write up Rob, glad it is coming together.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:10 PM   #65
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

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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.

Any way we can get pics of this? Did you section the crossmember or Z the frame? Thanks, Jon.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:25 AM   #66
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How much is the kit and when will it be available.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #67
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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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Old 07-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #68
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Whats the price?
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:44 AM   #69
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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
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:28 AM   #70
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Rob- any movement on the "isolator" delivery?
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:38 PM   #71
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

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??
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:50 PM   #72
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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??

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
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:38 PM   #73
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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.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:30 AM   #74
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Re: 63-87 rack and pinion

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?

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:44 AM   #75
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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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