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Old February 19th, 2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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i am looking at doing hi-steer on my truck with mid 70's chevy knuckles, pretty much have everything i need to make it work but the arms themselves. I have a buddy that runs a few different machines and if i can provide him a CAD file etc... then he can cut them out for me. Can anyone help me with this? Just doing the three stud design that is stock on the on Left knuckle, then the drill and tap on the pass side knuckle for the three studs to be threaded in. Any help????

Plan on the 1 ton tie rods with two tie rods connecting to the pass side arm and one tie rod on the drivers side
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you might want to check back with your buddy to get an idea of the format and type of file he needs to make it happen. allot of the machine based software is proprietary so it only accepts information from the programs they sold you in the first place. other systems are friendlier to other common formats but they still have to convert them to use them. (which dosent always work)

also, giving away true CAD data of any sort is a little like giving away the keys to your house since the data part of the equation is actually tooling.

another way to go would be to "borrow" the ones you want, digitize them and create the data from there. it would be pretty easy with a steering arm since its pretty much a single axis cut.

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Old February 21st, 2008, 08:25 AM   #3
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i am looking at doing hi-steer on my truck with mid 70's chevy knuckles, pretty much have everything i need to make it work but the arms themselves. I have a buddy that runs a few different machines and if i can provide him a CAD file etc... then he can cut them out for me. Can anyone help me with this? Just doing the three stud design that is stock on the on Left knuckle, then the drill and tap on the pass side knuckle for the three studs to be threaded in. Any help????

Plan on the 1 ton tie rods with two tie rods connecting to the pass side arm and one tie rod on the drivers side
Give me a call John, We can probably work something out. I do this all the time as a Consultant.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 08:26 AM   #4
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i'm just gonna order the arms from KOZ tomorrow, thanks for the replies though
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