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Old 01-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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67 to 72 Chevy Steering Arm

Hey ! I am doing the 6 lug to 5 lug swap on my 67. The tie rods are different on the 71-72's. Is there a difference in the steering arms of the 67 to 70 to the 71 and 72 ?
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

u going to disc from drum
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

Yes I am. From the 6 lug drum to 5 lug disc off of a 72. Thanks !
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

I don't know a whole lot about the details. But in researching this the issue was the different diameters and threads for tie rod ends. The 11/16" end is RH thread and the 5/8" end is LH thread. Don't know if that helps. Don't forget to check RockAuto.com if you need parts!!
Here are some links with products and info. http://www.performanceonline.com/196...S-PAIR/?page=1
http://dcaracefab.com/dca-cart/
http://www.manestruckparts.com/store...?Category_ID=6
http://www.wkinsler.com/truck/
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

Thanks Chicago5 for the links and help. I tried your links and a few I got and nobody even sells the steering arm much less to check if it's differant.
Looked at one a my friend said was a 72. Didn't look any differant to me.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:02 AM   #6
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

3/4 ton is bigger than 1/2 ton, and the design also changed in 71. Not sure if the size did though.
http://www.earlyclassic.com/catalog....onversion+Kits
On this catalog search suspension components about the fourth page.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

Thanks Barn Owl ! The tie rods did change in 71, so I guess the question is , is the steering arm diameter, length and mounting points the same going from 67 to 70 drum to 71 and 72 disc ?
Going in the morning and doing some measurements and check it out. I have to know ..
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:15 PM   #8
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

There seems to be no differance in the 67 to 70 drum and the 71-72 steering arms.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:07 PM   #9
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

I bought the conversion. a bit pricy but everything on the steering is just a bolt on that way..

Good luck with the conversion.. And I'm probably going from 6-lug to 5 lug also..
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:30 PM   #10
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Re: 67 to 72 Steering Arm

Was easyer and cheaper for me to just get some differant ball joints and 71 spindles.
I got lucky and picked up a 3.73 5 lug posi about a month ago. So all is good here.
For now anyway.

Good Luck there also with your upgrade Bagged70C-10
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