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Author Topic: KINGPIN Tech Tip  (Read 6426 times)

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KINGPIN Tech Tip
« on: December 04, 2009, 12:29:55 PM »
Found this very informative KingPin tech tip on the StoveBolt web page:

http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/kingpin.pdf

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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009, 10:44:14 PM »
That is a good read. Thanks for posting.
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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 07:35:05 AM »
Thanks..posted it here because I had requested the info on a couple of other forums & with out luck. The Stovebolt has a page of tech tips:

http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/

A good portion of them apply to pre-73 trucks but many others are good general tips.

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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 10:38:33 PM »
Howdy, first post here, just looking around -

Have any of you done your kingpins yet?  A buddy of mine that also has a '94 3500HD just did his and said it was a royal pain, though he says he has some tips for me when it comes time.  I didn't ask for details yet because I'm bad about forgetting things if I don't document them somewhere.

When I first got my HD the odometer only showed 100K miles but after eyeballing the general condition of the truck, I'm pretty sure that 100K was very, very wrong.  Either that or it's the hardest 100K a truck has ever seen. :D

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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 07:52:41 AM »
Haven't done mine yet and will have to wait until Spring. The truck is outside and I'm still working on making a heated shop inside my barn.  Just took the cab and fenders off last week so I'll have better access for my "hammers' ;D

Last time I did any king pins was about 40 years ago.

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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 08:31:58 PM »
Hopefully I won't have to do this for a while. The guy I bought the truck from told me he had just hd the king pins replaced along with new rotors front and rear.  I have had to replace the axle tie rod and the steering box. These trucks are tuff on front suspension parts. My truck has 374,000 miles on it but has been well maintained and with what i have done in the last 2 months should be in pretty good shape.
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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010, 08:46:50 PM »
I picked up an extra steering box because I heard the same thing, the 3500HD steering box appears to be the same one used on the 1/2 and 3/4 trucks?  If so, I can understand why they wear out..they have a lot of suspension to move.


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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 11:28:57 PM »
That I do not know - I am a little concerned that when I check NAPA's website, with 1994 3500HD selected, I can't find a steering gearbox offered by them.  They've revamped their site lately and that may be the problem; while some of the suspension parts they list do appear to apply to my truck, it also has other things thrown in like coil spring insulator pads and we know I won't be using any of those. :D

Terry, do you have the part # and brand handy from the box you bought?  I'd like to do a little cross-checking.

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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010, 11:48:09 AM »
Richard I will look and see if i can find the ticket on the steering box. If not i can call my local parts house and get the part #'s. There are 2 different boxes. One of them is like 2 1/2 turns stop to stop and the other is like 2 3/4 turns stop to stop. Ed they are not the same as a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton steering box. If i remember correctly the mounting is exactly opposite on the 3500Hd.  (now that I think of it i was looking at the box on my 78  1/2 ton so i really don't know about the later model trucks. they might mount the same )
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Re: KINGPIN Tech Tip
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010, 12:37:54 PM »
OK thanks...when I bought my last 1994 3500HD parts truck, the guy gave me a steering box because the one on the truck was leaking. Never really studied it, but they look identical. The unit on my curent 1995 3500HD chassis is dry and and tight..I hope I'm good to go and just have an extra now!

Good info...thanks

 


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