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    Pitman arms

    Would it be possible/feasible to swap/heat/cut the pitman arm

    Im guessing swapping wouldn't be an issue but would any one know of which box's use the same size spline/shaft diameter

    I dont like the idea of cutting but thought id throw that in the mix just in case it is doable
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    I've cut both Pitman and steering arms, but never had a welded joint between the two ends as that would be too scary for me.

    The way I've done it is to shorten the arm and then build up each side of the arm with weld to form a decent size boss before boring a new tapered hole through the arm to take the ball joint.

    I've heated and bent steel steering components too, just make sure that you gradually heat the part, bend it without leaving sharp corners or reducing the material section through the bend and then let the part cool naturally.

    Would have thought that there'd be a number of Pitman arms that'd fit your box unless you have something unusual fitted now.
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    The bigger question is why ? Don't forget that altering the Pitman arm will alter speed of steering and also ,in some case, reult in lost travel at ends of use and even going over centre and locking out so no steering return.

    What are you hoping to achieve as tehre may be better ways?

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    Kev mainly for research as i would like to compile of list of what interchanges with what but also felt that i could lower the angle of the steering arm closer to horizontal rather than raise the opposite end

    I know that if you heat and change the drop it will decrease the length but if one was longer from an interchangeable vehicle if the drop was increased in theory it would/could end up at the same ratio

    Im confusing aint I
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    ...and yet it's ONLY the car that has an ASBO?

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    Might be an idea to mention what box you have, how long its current Pitman is & how long/what shape you're looking for. A mate's just made a new Pitman by making an insert out of the splined end of a stock arm, tapered it, welded it into a new arm & then drilled between the join where the insert meets the arm & pinned it so if the welds on both sides gave up [how likely?] the pins will hold it.

    If it's a general swapabillity list, I know a split screen VW bus Pitman won't swap with a Bay.
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    I think you'll find that's spelled E bay Al ?

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