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Old December 11th, 2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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i got a dana 44 and gm 14 bolt im puttin under my 85 ford. can anyone give me advice on the steering linkage?
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Old December 11th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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throw that dana 44 steering arm in the garbage, and run cross over steering.
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do you know much about the scissor axle that comes stock? im thinking that the steering setup will work out with the stock setup if i take it off the scissor axle and put it on the straight axle. preciate the help man. get back to me if ya can
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Scissor Axle? Are you talking about the TTB ( twin torsion beam)?
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Scissor Axle? Are you talking about the TTB ( twin torsion beam)?
twin traction beam

...and no i would not run the steering setup off a ttb truck on a solid axle.
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yea i have figured out alot while i have been workin on it. its all comin together good. i have to make a longer trac bar, the steering setup is the solid axle setup. i have some DOM tubing and i have to make the steering arm shorter because the steering setup on my 85 the gearbox is on the inside of the frame and on the 78(what the solid axle came off of) the box is on the outside of the frame. im put some pictures up in a few days when i get it all done. puttin the 4.10 gears in the rearend tomorra.(the front already has them) and i will probably get it finished up this weekend! preciate all yals help!
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