Yeah I will be welding right directly to the casting. I've bent/broke enough 60 housings to know I am not taking any of the casting away. I do have a 78-79 60 though, so I have more "room". I am having to bring the arms in as far as I can to clear the tires and not lose steering.
Looking good man! Lots of good info in here. Thanks!
either cut some of it off or just weld over top of it.
You guys are having to move the LCA mounts out on the front axle housing to clear the diff casting?
Most people arent using the 78-79 because of rarity, but i think with that year model you shouldn't have to move the brackets out much... I welded to cast and think it should hold up fine, I've got a great thread saved on pirate about welding cast that should be a great go to....
If ya cut the perch make sure and truss it like Frankie and co4lo did.
As for updates its been a while . But finally got my steering linkage in from ruff stuff , also git me some 35spline 4340's from Yukon, as well as there hardcore lockouts..... The pitman arm is kicking my ass, because I'm a jack ass and should have removed it before drilling... I'm only half way done drilling it out so I may go ahead and remove it.
Also I need some help with track bar and and draglink geometry . I've decided against the high steer ... So question is does your trackbar, use the angle in which its bent or do you go from mount hole to mounting hole?
If it goes from mounting point to mounting I'm good, but if not ill probably be making my own track bar since the RK one is some what limiting .....
Yukon axles , just a tad large... Had to git them with a grinder to get them in.
Also had a fit with alignment bushing but finally went with 0* and got it squared away!!
Adjustable ones suck!!!!! Don't F with em!!!
Should have this piece of shit on its front wheels very soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Things to wrap it up will be driveshafts, hydro steering , brake kit for rear, and brake lines..... Then fabricating some fenders etc........
By the way huge shout out to Marcus at RCO , I literally ask him for prices twice a week!!! I owe you a beer bud!!! Ill be sporting his swag on this biatch fo sho!!!!!!
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