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Post Post subject: Ball joint to Linkpin
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:26 PM
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how much is there to do when switching from ball joint to linkpin front end? is it just the beam itself and the frame head? or is there more to it?

can someone help?


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Post Post subject: Re: Ball joint to Linkpin
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Do you want to maintain the stock lengrh of the car? I added 4" to the length of mine in the process of switching over.


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yes i want to keep the stock length

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Post Post subject: Re: Ball joint to Linkpin
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I can build you a link pin beam that will bolt into ball joint frame head, but I dont have the spindle carriers yet to make the geometry work perfect, but it will still work. I am still trying to fing a reliable machine shop to produce the carriers.


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Post Post subject: Re: Ball joint to Linkpin
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 01:09 AM
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well i have a 66 which is balljoint, and i have a small buggy i bought, and just realized it has a linkpin front end, so thats where im at...weather to swap em or not?
if i swap em, what else will i need? if anything?

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Post Post subject: Re: Ball joint to Linkpin
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 03:58 AM
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I swapped mine over to king & link from ball joint. All the books say you need a new frame head, because the torsion tube spacing is wider on the ball joint than on the king and link set-up. I did it without changing the frame head. I just got out my Sawzall and my welder and made the damn thing fit. When I did it, I switched to long travel, and used a 6" wider beam. I also switched the steering out to to rack and pinion. Aside from a complete front end (spindle to spindle including shocks), you may need to modify or use a different steering box if you're going to stick with the stock set-up. You may also have to modify the actual steering shaft, too, as it will be slightly different geometry, as the steering box bolts to the upper torsion tube. It's all do-able, and if you have decent fabrication skills, it can probably be done without buying anything except welding wire and spray paint, assuming you have a working parts car that you're swapping stuff from.

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Post Post subject: Re: Ball joint to Linkpin
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thanks for the help, think im going to keep the ball joint front for now, atleast get in driving for a bit, then mess with the front end

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hey bugzyla, i need one of them link pin , ball joint beams
how much ya think?


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$300 for stock width with any length shock towers, $350 for widened beams up to 12 over with any length shock towers.


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sounds good to me, i will deff. think about it


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