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Swapping block style steering stud for ball joint style


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Can be done -- I have done a few

You will need a tapered reamer to change the axle bore -- I don't remember what the taper was tho
I suppose you could buy the joint and measure the taper -- then order the correct reamer

Also have drilled the axle housing and put 2 lock screws to hold the steering pin to one side
this helps when the axle hole is wallowed out and the customer does not want to goto the taper joint

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I just did my first one this past summer. Reamed the axle in about 20 minutes with a new and sharp reamer borrowed from a local shop, he sold me a tapered pin to go into it, and a new block that threaded onto the end of my original cylinder. I probably  didn’t actually need the block because mine was not very worn. The axle was not too worn either. But it’s nicer now. 

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If you want to use the tie rod end style, you will need to change the steering cylinder to an 86series cylinder. Otherwise you will turn all the way one way and part way the other. 

If you want to keep the cylinder that's in it, you can use the new style tapered pin, but still have to use a new square block. 

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29 minutes ago, Dan Robinson said:

If you want to use the tie rod end style, you will need to change the steering cylinder to an 86series cylinder. Otherwise you will turn all the way one way and part way the other. 

If you want to keep the cylinder that's in it, you can use the new style tapered pin, but still have to use a new square block. 

  The tapered axle pin with the block and grease zerk work very well.  

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22 hours ago, Dan Robinson said:

If you want to use the tie rod end style, you will need to change the steering cylinder to an 86series cylinder. Otherwise you will turn all the way one way and part way the other. 

If you want to keep the cylinder that's in it, you can use the new style tapered pin, but still have to use a new square block. 

You can still use the old style block cylinder and new style tie rod end if you are willing to grind new notches in your tie rods. 

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5 minutes ago, Wisconsin Ron said:

You can still use the old style block cylinder and new style tie rod end if you are willing to grind new notches in your tie rods. 

Even if you center cylinder in it's stroke and readjust alignment. Center arm will be off center messing up geometry in turns. Meaning wheels will be out of alignment while turning. That means at least one wheel has to slip. Reducing steering control and increasing tire wear.

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