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#1 allen dodson

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:47 PM

Hi went to have the front end allined and they wouldnt do it because they said it needed new kingpins. Were do you buy them and should i have a shop put them in?

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:29 PM

Lame...

Try rockauto.com

Replacement of the kingpin is about a 3.5 bannana :D

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:06 PM

2eDeYe;53385']Lame...

Try rockauto.com

Replacement of the kingpin is about a 3.5 bannana :D



If Rock Auto doesn't have it.

Try this guy in Ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/...p3286.m20.l1116

I got 2 from him 3 months ago for only $16
He raised the price more than double now.

Or upgrade to a good used 620 spindledog bone assembly.

It's a lot of work to replace those king pins.

Search for Mike's write up on king pin replacement.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:22 PM

You guys are number one.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:04 AM

I have a kit in the back of the Suburban, the 521 now has 720 ball joints. $20 shipped, let me know.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:46 PM

the 79 620's dont run king pins right?
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 06:47 AM

Correct, 78 & 79 use ball joints.

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You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:28 AM

woot, i win again!!! doess the 78 have disc too? i thought they didnt and the 79 only had the upgrades....
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:27 PM

Looks like rockauto doesn't have these any longer. At least I don't see them listed for a '70. Now that I think of it, I'll go check for other years.

I'm curious about the 620 'dogbone' upgrade. Is there a thread on that here somewhere?

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:45 PM

Search for Mike's write up on king pin replacement.


I can't find said thread. I did search.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:15 PM

'78 first year front discs, ball joint, EI distributor (other than California), internal regulated alternator. The same discs were used through '82 at least on the 720.


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:23 PM

Thanks datzenmike, I found them here:

http://store.classic...dl3520521p.html

Is the 620/disc swap thread here on the site? Or another site? I can't seem to find anything from Mike here...

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:33 PM

The thread was actually a Hainz thread and I'm pretty sure it was on NWDE....I don't know if it's been transferred over to here or not......do a search of threads that Hainz(banzai) has started and see if it pops up. That would probably be easier than sorting through a 1000+ posts of mine :)

You'll want to get a fixed price if you're paying somebody else.....if they run into trouble, it could easily jump the price drastically. Ask them if they have the correct reamer....the bushings have to be reamed after they're pressed in.

That's a good suggestion on finding a 620 with decent spindle/kingpins.
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:00 PM

Didn't find it in the NWDE archive. Are you suggesting using a '78< spindle w/kingpins? What would be the advantage? It's still kingpins, right?

It doesn't look like the 620 control arms are a direct bolt in for the 521...

This is good info here re: swapping/removing 620 pieces
http://forum.ratsun....ghlight=dogbone

Edited by nukeday, 03 February 2009 - 10:16 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:47 AM

I guess you needed to dig a bit longer and harder.....took about 30min to find it :(

The first page of the archived site has all the pics, but missing pics on page two. Once I found the thread name had a space and an "s" at the end, I was able to find it on nwde.....where it has all the pics :)

http://ddgonzal.memb...t/nwde/4234.htm

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:55 AM

So yeah you guys might be mad, I tossed ALOT of stuff From my build. What is the point of this post?.. Knowledge is everything.. I do still have the original cluster, gastank, outside and a few of the inside door handles, and some of the wireing harness.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:50 AM

Thanks Mike, my search skills leave something to be desired. It's like I'm 'search string impaired'. Appreciate your digging this up, when does the 'newbie' thing wear off? ack...

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:28 PM

olddatsuns.com has the write up and others
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:41 PM

olddatsuns.com has the write up and others


True, but it's just a link to NWDE.org. I -HIGHLY- recommend putting that info elsewhere as the NWDE.org forums -WILL- go bye-bye this year.
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:01 AM

I believe Mike Klotz runs olddatsuns.com.
Ill PM him
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