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Author Topic: 1992 VS 1995 front end Help identifying parts!  (Read 2545 times)

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1992 VS 1995 front end Help identifying parts!
« on: June 17, 2010, 11:13:54 PM »
This post is both a FYI and a request for parts identification.  What I have here are two pictures of the passenger  side steering section , one from a 1992 (3500HD) and the other 1995 (3500HD). The 92 was a diesel/auto and the 95 a diesel/manual if it makes a difference.

First off I noticed that the tie rod ends on 1992 are in direct line with the king pins, the tie rod ends on the 1995 extend about 1-1/2” beyond the same center line.  The tie rod ends look beefier on the 1995.

The unit construction of the 1992 tie rod end is different from the 1995, it is actually a (3)  piece setup whereas the 1995 is a (1) piece unit. The 1992 is threaded on both end see [#1] and [#2] and the 1995 is only threaded on the inboard end.

Someone welded a brace [#4 ] on the 1992 unit..probably because of stripped threads?

Does anyone know what the part number or even what part [#3] is called? I obviously need to purchase a new tie rod end and the unnamed piece (#3)
« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 11:15:32 PM by ED-NY »

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Re: 1992 VS 1995 front end Help identifying parts!
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 07:28:17 PM »
Ed, I really don't know if this is any help but it's the best I have.  Here are all the pages dealing with front suspension from the 1994 factory service manual.  Maybe at least it can help ID the GM "proper" name for the part you're after:

http://www.someotherplace.com/info/FSM3C_30.JPG
pages from from 3C_30 through
http://www.someotherplace.com/info/FSM3C_41.JPG
though the ones you'll probably be interested in will be 30 and 31.

Richard
« Last Edit: December 22, 2011, 02:29:36 PM by someotherguy »
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Re: 1992 VS 1995 front end Help identifying parts!
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 10:46:50 PM »
Thanks Richard..couldn't locate the parts. I may just run down to my local Chevy dealer with the two pictures printed out as a reference.

BTW: You all moved out and in?

Ed

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Re: 1992 VS 1995 front end Help identifying parts!
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 02:03:01 PM »
MrBeast was able to get one of the tie rods for his '94 at the NAPA warehouse near my old shop though I can't remember which one, and how his front end was setup.  What all sources have you tried before trying the dealer?

Moved out from TX; had to abandon more shop fixtures than I really wanted to but I'd made enough trips already and it cost me around $2500+ a month to keep the building in TX so I had to let it go.  Moved "in" is another story; I've got a little 3600' shop space right now but not really utilizing it since I'm at my brother's shop day and night.  Almost everything I own is still in boxes which is not how I normally operate but it's just been crazy here.

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Re: 1992 VS 1995 front end Help identifying parts!
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 09:35:25 PM »
Richard

The "dealer" is my last resort. Tried all the online sources, Autozone, Napa, parts America and my favorite RockAuto without luck or diagrams. They have parts listed but without actually seeing them ..really don't want to order any.  I'm in a rural area of NY so my options are limited, hoping the dealer might have a diagram and work with me for part numbers etc, one advantage of living in a small town.  I suspect that the 92 parts might be on the endangered species list and the dealer won't be able to order them anyway.

No hurry on this end it's one of my two 3500HD rolling chassis projects.  Just switched gears today and started converting a 14X30 section of my barn into a heated shop so I'll have some time during the Winter for my projects.

Ed


 


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