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you gunna weld up the hole in the pitman arm and taper it out from the opposite side?
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you gunna weld up the hole in the pitman arm and taper it out from the opposite side?
I'll figure that out when I get to that point. I'll probably need to though. Do you know where I can get that reamer bit for that?
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i got mine from PSC.
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm sitting here looking at this arm and the taper appears to already be on the correct side. Holding the pitman arm the way it will go when mounted on the steering box the larger side of the taper is on the bottom. I thought that was the way the TRE went in.....through the bottom right? with the castle nut facing up. Am I wrong? The TRE fits in it correctly.
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I doubt its the correct taper, the tre sits in there tight? normally you have to bore it out some with a taper.
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I doubt its the correct taper, the tre sits in there tight? normally you have to bore it out some with a taper.
I'll take a closer look at it when I get back out in the garage tomorrow. I just did a quick test fit. I can't imagine my pitman arm would work without modification if no one else's has....
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yeah its set to a yota fj80 TRE, not a dana 30 jeep TRE.
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Steering box is mounted. Got one other piece of plate welded on. Not much progress but its something.


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got a shock hoop tacked in.

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nice, slowly but surely. all that matters
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everything is looking good so far!
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Yeah I'm slowly making headway. I should be able to get the passenger side hoop in tomorrow. Progress is going to slow down after that though. Still waiting on Ballistic......
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Looking good!
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yeah thats a pain. but hey your farther than me!
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slowly? this is one of the fastest conversions i've seen lol
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slowly? this is one of the fastest conversions i've seen lol
lol i was thinking the same. if we all were not waiting on ballistic fab we would be good to go.
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i knew the swap would be quick..he had just about everything he needed..
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Looking good ryan, you're making damn good progress
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lookin good, really coming along
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Well I'm making pretty good progress considering I only have about 2 hours a day I can work on it. If I didn't have to go to work everyday I'd probably be done by now lol.

I'll probably get the passenger side hoop in today and maybe start making the trac bar bracket. I still have to figure out what to do about my steering shaft as well. I haven't been able to find the E250 steering shaft I need.
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you can also use parts from a chevy astro.... that is actually what mine is made from.

I have made them from both, the ford E250 van is the easiest.

I have made 3 from a chevy astro van with a grinder and basic tools from home.
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you can also use parts from a chevy astro.... that is actually what mine is made from.

I have made them from both, the ford E250 van is the easiest.

I have made 3 from a chevy astro van with a grinder and basic tools from home.
Ok cool I'll look into gettin one of those.


Got both hoops in, figured I'd test fit the shocks and coils for fun. Trac bar mount is next but I have to get some more cutoff wheels.

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Great progress. Gonna be sick!!
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