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budget sas 93 silverado

This is a discussion on budget sas 93 silverado within the Projects, Builds & Restorations. forums, part of the Projects and Builds category; so ive noticed a few guys on here tryin to do budget solid axle conversions some sucessful some arent, its ...

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    so ive noticed a few guys on here tryin to do budget solid axle conversions some sucessful some arent, its very hard to get the parts you want cheap and takes much more time than it would if u had 5k to blow. but im poor and want a nice truck, so i been patient and read on here for over a year and researched all i could. i will posting pics and the whole build up process that i did.

    im running a sky manufacturing kit
    stock gm front springs out of a 81 half ton
    a passenger drop dana 44 out of a 70s blazer
    and keeping my stock 33s right now.
    gearing and p drop t case will come later to save funds.
    right now im under a 1000 dollars but when all is said and done
    i will be close to 2k this is just a over view for now i will go more indepth
    right now im workin on steering.
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    somebody help! i need to find a flat top passenger side dana 44 knuckle cheap any ideas????
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    also i need to know how to post pictures like in detail i know photobucket but how do i use it?
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    <a href="http://s904.photobucket.com/albums/ac242/nobrand3/?action=view&current=underthehood.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac242/nobrand3/underthehood.jpg" border="0" alt="355 carbed"></a>
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    If you are using photobucket, click on the pic, scroll down to "Share this Image" and copy the url under the "IMG Code" and paste it in you thread/reply.

    Flat top knuckle were in the older (73-77) chevys... Read this:
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...ngresearch.htm

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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    Im also in the process of building a budget SAS. Check a junkyard or craigslist for the flat top knuckle. I came aross a good deal on craigslist, I bought a dana 44 axle that had a flat top knuckle and a 14 bolt ff rear for $175 both axles.
    heres a link to my build thread so far if you want to check it out http://www.fullsizechevy.com/showthr...olid+axle+swap

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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado



    pic of truck before i started tearing into it
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    this is the truck as of the other day took me 4 hours to drop the entire ifs suspension. fyi do not do it piece by piece simply unbolt the control arms and crossmember for the torsion bars, then with the jack having pressure against lower control arm remove bolts let jack down and ur torsion bars are unloaded. then just let it all drop by prying and kicking haha. after that i had the cvs to unbolt and steering centerlink and tie rod ends to unbolt. this leaves u with brackets all over the frame. u can either leave them and have it look like crap or grind or burn them off with torches which is wat i did and grind smooth see my pic. lots more to come! just the begining ...
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    man, i want to do this on my 96, i already have a complete 86 chevy military truck

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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    today was a slow day took me hours to get the bushings and bolts and shackles off the front springs i wanna use! gonna have to torch them out i suppose!
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    heres a frame shot before i finished everything smooth just to see what your in for if u never did this next pic is the ifs all out


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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    and the adventure begins... good luck.

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    haha thanks man u got that right!
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    still having troubel find a flat top knuckle for dana 44 anybody know of a used one available? i cant find one cheap anywhere. ebay has one deal but im sure its gonna go for higher
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    got leaf springs took me a few days to get a good deal stock leaf springs out of 83 chevy half ton

    all mocked up and ready to weld

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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    Looks like your on your way man! I've got to tear my truck apart, and another truck I bought for parts (80 Chevy, 12" lift, 44s). We just got 5" of snow here in Missouri on the 1st day of Spring.... and neither truck will fit in the garage. I got my Sky brackets, panhard, and steering stuff in the other day... Now I just have to wait for nice weather. Keep up the work! It all seems easy now that you've started the project doesn't it? Figure out your steering situation yet? Going to buy or build?

    SAS in Progress: D60, 35 Spline outers, 12" Superlift Springs, 21" Total lift on 44x18.5 TSLs, 5.13s and more
    For Sale: 2 9.5 14 Bolts, 1 w/ E-locker and Disc brakes. GL torsion bars, 16x10 Pro Comp 1069s
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    found the flat top knuckle off ebay but i really dont wanan buy the crossover steering kit its expensive so what would i need to build my own?? if u know, and yea once u start it your like oh i thought this was way more expensive and harder than i always read and thought. its not ha i mean it def tests ur patience though
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    Re: budget sas 93 silverado

    Stoner would be able to tell you what it cost to build your own setup. After buying a Pitman arm, some DOM, having it tapped, and some Heims, the knuckle, and steering arm, your looking at at least 200-250? I went with an ORD Crossover kit since I was spending my tax refund. One day I was on craigslist and found a guy selling a new crossover setup.... You might look around and get lucky.

    SAS in Progress: D60, 35 Spline outers, 12" Superlift Springs, 21" Total lift on 44x18.5 TSLs, 5.13s and more
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