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    Re: Help with completetion of custom front crossmember

    I would but I already have everything except for the bracket. Also in a previous thread I was reading,, there was speculation over whether the stock radius rod was even very strong. That alone sent me in the direction i went.



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    Re: Help with completetion of custom front crossmember

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwikcoupe View Post
    I would but I already have everything except for the bracket. Also in a previous thread I was reading,, there was speculation over whether the stock radius rod was even very strong. That alone sent me in the direction i went.
    well I've never seen a broken one in all the years I've been hunting parts, if you managed to break or bend one the rest of the car is probably screwed anyway

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    Re: Help with completetion of custom front crossmember

    Well I've gotten this far. Will you make the pieces for me.

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    Re: Help with completetion of custom front crossmember

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwikcoupe View Post
    Well I've gotten this far. Will you make the pieces for me.
    sure I can make it just making sure of exactly what you wanted to do was all

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    Re: Help with completetion of custom front crossmember

    I didn't forget you, just trying to get the lincoln back on the road, have to drop the gas tank yet, stupid fords

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    Re: Help with completetion of custom front crossmember

    finally getting back to this project. I seem to have lost the bushings to reduce the 1/2in hiem to the 12mm bolt. i was thinking instead of purchasing again, i would drill and tap the lower control arm to a 1/2in bolt. its very slightly larger and no bushing would be used at all which to is a better design. The question would be, is the lower control arm still strong enough after the loss of minor material? What do you think, anyone?

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    Re: Help with completetion of custom front crossmember

    Tapping the control arms for a 1/2-20 bolt will be tricky because it's so close to 12mmx1.25. The thread pitches are close enough that you might get away with it, but you''l have to be very careful when you drill out the 12mm threads. I think I would do it a little differently.

    I had a very similar problem with the Samurai I'm working on. I'm doing a disc brake conversion in the back and I found that the rotor I'm using has 1/2" lug holes while the lug studs are 12mm. There is no central alignment register so the rotor would slop around on the wheel flange, thereby screwing up the caliper alignment. I managed to find some brass tubing at the hardware store that has a 0.5" OD and 12mm ID. So I cut some short pieces from it and put them on the lugs as alignment bushings. You could do the same thing with your heim connection.

    The tubing is that stuff made for craft type projects. Hobby stores and some better hardware stores (Ace, True Value, etc.) will carry it.






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