View Full Version : Crossover steering
02-18-2008, 06:32 PM
Has anyone done a crossover conversion on a Dana 60 for a Chevy I was wondering what I would need to do this any help would be cool.:brick:
02-18-2008, 06:46 PM
Ive seen afew, never done one but can't be that hard. I know that a stock 4x4 has the steering box where the pitman arm that moves front to back. Now on 2wd truck the pitman arm moves side to side, which is what you need for the crossover steering. You then need to make a steering arm for the top of the axle, probably make it out of at least 5/8" plate if not 3/4" plate, drill the holes and bolt on.. get some heim joints or tie rod ends if you can taper the hole in the steering are to fit a tie rod end. They say never to cut and weld pitman arms or steering arms. But i think thats for street use, just do a good job.
02-19-2008, 12:10 AM
info on this subject would help me as well becaus we will be puting this set up on a ford dana 44 hd.
Power Strokin' It
02-19-2008, 11:25 AM
Here's your answer, get yourself a pitman arm, & all the steering linkage out of a 78/79 F-150 or Bronco, its a crossover system & really easy to adapt. I'm going to run something to that extent when I swap under my Dana 60's into my F-150.
Here's a link to a stock set up that's about 200 bucks from Jeff's Bronco Graveyard...
Hope this helps:D
02-19-2008, 12:05 PM
lol - I've got that sitting in my garage off of my 78 D44 I wont be using... Wana buy it from me?
Power Strokin' It
02-19-2008, 11:15 PM
the only thing i can say is that they are kinda weak, they work good in the mud but throw in some rocks or really off camber trails & they aren't the best. But they are cheap enough to replace & from the looks of it not to many of you on this site are trail riders, so not to worry.
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