Kingpin inspection Questions

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Kingpin inspection Questions

Postby stumblinhorse » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:39 am

New guy with a lot of questions. Thanks for any help you can provide!

Going through making sure I have a totally safe and drivable truck for my wife before I send her out on her own with the 69. I am going to do a Disk brake conversion on the front soon. While I am doing that, what specs or process does everyone use to determine if the kingpins are in spec or "good"? Feel for some play? How much play? Is there a way to determine in advance of having it mostly apart? I have to order everything on line and get items delivered to my location. So I would like to have everything on hand before I start the disk conversion project.
1969 D100 LWB 318 np435
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2016 3500 SWB 6.7 68RFE
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Re: Kingpin inspection Questions

Postby Txas2step » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:03 pm

I just raise frt wheel about 4" off ground and use a long pry bar or pipe to lift up under the tire and wiggle from side to side and look for movement in the king pin. Have a helper move the bar while you observe the kingpin. Be sure to replace with brass sleeve kingpins with ball bearings. ( you will need a reamer if you do them yourself). :Thumbsup
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Re: Kingpin inspection Questions

Postby stumblinhorse » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:06 am

Txas2step wrote:I just raise frt wheel about 4" off ground and use a long pry bar or pipe to lift up under the tire and wiggle from side to side and look for movement in the king pin. Have a helper move the bar while you observe the kingpin. Be sure to replace with brass sleeve kingpins with ball bearings. ( you will need a reamer if you do them yourself). :Thumbsup


Thanks, I wondered if it was similar to checking ball joints. Swapping out the the tires tonight so I can check them when I have it jacked up.
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2001 2500 SWB 5.9 nv5600
2016 3500 SWB 6.7 68RFE
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