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Old November 20th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #61
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Looks great! Should be a nice front axle for you.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #62
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this is a dam cool thread, sterling should have made a 10.25 front
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Old December 4th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #63
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got a box today, and ups says I have another comming monday.



I cut some 2" pieces of some DOM and threw the bushings in em





I need to find someone with a lathe cause I need the cuts straighter than the ol chop saw can do.

I look forward to the next box...
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Old December 6th, 2010, 05:14 PM   #64
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what size bushings are those and whats the part number? please and thank you.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 09:41 PM   #65
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Did some major work today.

Check it out





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Old January 2nd, 2011, 09:38 PM   #66
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I think I might have a problem. The measurement from center to center for the coil pads is about 41" I think it is about 44" on the ttb setup. Not sure if this is going to be a problem. Anyone out there done a d60 coil swap have a center to center measurement for me?

Also I am concerned about the steering. Is it common for everyone to just use 86 k20 chevy tie rod ends and put them into the top of the steering knuckles? Is there a better or stronger alternative other than using heims?

What about diff cover contact? I am concerned that using a straight piece of 1" .250 wall dom that it will come into contact with the diff cover at full lock or maybe sooner.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #67
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trying to find a reamer so I can get the knuckles connected and check for radius arm clearance...
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Old January 9th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #68
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Nice build! I just signed up on this site. I found this thread while i was doing a google search to find info on converting the 10.5 in my buggy for rear steer.
You've got some good tech in here! Especially the side gears, and the axle seals.

I'm in the early stages of planning mine, but I'm gonna use the unit bearing 60 outers to match my front axle. Hopefully I can used cut down long side 60 shafts for my inners.

You wouldn't happen to still have the measurments for the seal sleeves and the seal part# would you?

Thanks
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I can do some looking on those measurements. Dunno where I left the sheet.
The seals are factory d60 front seals and the outer measurement is the inner diameter of the factory tubes in the pig.
I have a set of d60 inner c's and a set of unitbearing knuckles for sale. I was gonna make a rear steer as well, but I would like to stay road legal, at least for now.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #70
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I almost forgot, I did some more work yesterday.

I sandblasted and painted the steering knuckles. I also pressed in new balljoints. Found an old can of paint from when I was in the army and it worked rather well.



I also did some measuring and found a way to improve the ballistic fab coil retainers.

lower coil pad


coil side ring (yet to be welded in)


and the ballistic fab retainer drops right in


I haven't welded em in yet, because I'm not sure I won't need to move them up and out a little bit.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #71
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I can do some looking on those measurements. Dunno where I left the sheet.
The seals are factory d60 front seals and the outer measurement is the inner diameter of the factory tubes in the pig.
I have a set of d60 inner c's and a set of unitbearing knuckles for sale. I was gonna make a rear steer as well, but I would like to stay road legal, at least for now.

Ok, thanks for the info.

Are the inner C's from a Superduty axle too , or are they from an earlier BJ 60?
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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #72
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they are from a 94, but they are compatable.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #73
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Nice build! I just signed up on this site. I found this thread while i was doing a google search to find info on converting the 10.5 in my buggy for rear steer.
You've got some good tech in here! Especially the side gears, and the axle seals.

I'm in the early stages of planning mine, but I'm gonna use the unit bearing 60 outers to match my front axle. Hopefully I can used cut down long side 60 shafts for my inners.

You wouldn't happen to still have the measurments for the seal sleeves and the seal part# would you?

Thanks
Ben
Ditto! found this thread in November thinking of building a street legal 4WS for my Ford Super-duty with it's ginormous 172.4" wheelbase(crew cab long box), but wanted to use my stock sterling 10.5 for simplicity (wheel hole patterns, brakes, getting raked over the coals for a GM rear in a Ford, etc.
(similar to the GM quadrasteer) but totally mechanical instead of computer controlled, it's all on paper right now, guess all I need to do now is build a prototype. oh yea, I forgot my wallet is empty....

This is the only mention of using a Sterling 10.25/10.5 for a steering setup I've found on the web!

GO camccardell!
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Old January 24th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #74
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looks like you put my axle to good use. glad to see its finally coming togather man. good to see and it makes me wanna build one now kinda. can i have my knuckles and outers back?


hahaha
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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #75
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looks like you put my axle to good use. glad to see its finally coming togather man. good to see and it makes me wanna build one now kinda. can i have my knuckles and outers back?


hahaha

I'll trade you the inner c's and the unitbearing knuckles for one of those fuel tanks!

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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:27 AM   #76
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Ditto! found this thread in November thinking of building a street legal 4WS for my Ford Super-duty with it's ginormous 172.4" wheelbase(crew cab long box), but wanted to use my stock sterling 10.5 for simplicity (wheel hole patterns, brakes, getting raked over the coals for a GM rear in a Ford, etc.
(similar to the GM quadrasteer) but totally mechanical instead of computer controlled, it's all on paper right now, guess all I need to do now is build a prototype. oh yea, I forgot my wallet is empty....

This is the only mention of using a Sterling 10.25/10.5 for a steering setup I've found on the web!

GO camccardell!
thanks for the support guys!

I look forward to a build thread if you decide to go for it.

Anyone out there have a TRE reamer? Tool trucks don't have em, and they are back ordered. Xkut is also out of stock and on backorder.

I have the gm tie rods, but can't go any further till I get the knuckles together. I need to get my measurements with some tires on so I know how I will need to build my radius arms.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #77
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http://completeoffroad.com/i-122857-...-in-u-s-a.html
I bought mine last week, cheapest place I found, they had them in stock.

When it showed up it had a label from
http://www.chadwickreamers.com/
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Old January 25th, 2011, 09:38 AM   #78
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thanks

It says free shipping, but then they get you for an $11 handling charge!!
so $80 for a 1 time use tool... I love it
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Old January 29th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #79
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spent a lot of time in the garage today. I need to make some radius arms, but I don't have a way to bend tubing especially square tubing.

Anyone have any insight on this?

Anyone willing to help or let me borrow some tools?
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Old February 18th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #80
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got my reamer today! I have to say $90 was a little more than I wanted to spend, especially after what happened...

I went ahead reaming out one of the knuckles with a drill and everything was going well. I kept stopping to check if it was in far enough and kept taking out a little more at a time. Well I probably should have removed the damn rubber boot first, cause I went too far and now it won't work.

I put the knuckle in the vise and clamped ona brick of copper and started filling in the hole. I ground it smooth, center punched it and started drilling. Half way the drill broke. I got another, this time a cobalt bit and I cannot seem to drill thought it.
Is it too hard now? Is there a way to soften the metal? Are the knuckles junk now?

HELP!!!
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