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Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« on: October 28, 2022, 05:19:37 AM »
I have my original quick ratio steering arm and Iím wondering if anyone has rebuild one? Thanks!
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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2022, 05:52:28 AM »
I don't think there is a rebuild for them. Check the rod end for excessive wear and have the arm magnafluxed for cracks. If it checks out, replace the ball joint and you should be good to go.

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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2022, 11:51:50 AM »
Somebody said Rare Parts does them but I've never looked into it....Joe
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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2022, 02:25:06 PM »
Thanks guys, everything else looks great, the ball joint on the end has play in it unfortunately.
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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2022, 07:36:07 PM »
If someone does them I'd like to know. If not, it is considered a wear component. If you have a a million dollar car like a Mopar then don't worry about it. Anyone on this site have a million dollar Camaro? How about a half million. Love to read about it.

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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2022, 12:56:42 PM »
Unfortunately that component canít be rebuilt.  Unfortunately getting another GM one is impossible to find.  You might get lucky on eBay, but get ready to pay big time.  I found one on there two years ago for $450. Thatís the biggest puckering Iíve had ever experienced (well -next to the rear Vigilite indicator) I was a moron, but when you gotta have it, you have to have it.

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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2022, 03:13:07 PM »
i thought edgemnont had one rebuilt?  lloyd u out here?
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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2022, 11:26:58 PM »
Weíve definitely all been there, Iíve paid up on those ďgotta have itĒ items as well! Hopefully someone out there has done it!
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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2022, 02:40:53 AM »
I have (2) nos ones. Iíll have to look for them in the containers.

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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2022, 06:30:57 AM »
i thought edgemnont had one rebuilt?  lloyd u out here?

Eddie, I cosmetically restored the original pitman arm that was in in good condition, but not mechanically rebuilt it.

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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2022, 06:29:07 PM »
ok my mistake - i was thinking idler arm....
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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2022, 10:53:36 PM »
Rare Parts rebuilt the pitman arm on my '69
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Re: Has anybody redone/restored a pitman arm?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2022, 03:11:04 AM »
Funny you replied today because I spoke to them earlier and the price wasnít bad! Shipping out tomorrow!
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