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    King Pins, Spindles, Brakes Video

    I posted a you tube video of some front end inspection tips and other information.
    https://youtu.be/GaGxVyb5TYY
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    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
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    Great vid keep them coming would like to see brake conversion

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulch View Post
    Great vid keep them coming would like to see brake conversion
    Thanks Vulch, I appreciate it. For this job, the king pin replacement has taken priority over the disc brake conversion but I'll try to get a video of that. Right now I'm trying hard to locate some bronze bushings for Mike. Since the front axle has been removed, his van is pretty much stuck in place until the front axle is reinstalled so that kind of jams up the bay that's equipped with the car lift. Unless we can find some bronze king pin bushings soon, we'll have to settle for the more readily available nylon bushings. There's some stuff I can do in the meantime on the disc brake conversion but I'd like to hold out for as long as possible so that we can try to find those bronze bushings. Moog part # 8494B is the ideal item as far as I'm concerned. That's the part I'm looking for. I'm a buyer at $200 for that part and I'll pay for shipping.
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    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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    Lil HELP!

    Like Mark said...
    My van is stuck in the Vanlab.

    Anyone have any leads on a king pin set with the bronze bushings?
    Mike

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    Years ago I had a machinist ream a set of new bronze king pin bushings in my '70 knuckles. He screwed up and reamed one .010" oversize. A replacement was a few days out (and expensive because we would have to purchase an entire king pin kit, including king pins), so we machined bronze crankshaft pilot bushings to the correct inner and outer diameters, faced to correct length, pressed them in, and reamed to the proper ID this time. Worked great and was still in the axle assembly when I sold it after converting to 4WD.

    By the way, I found the bushings (we had to stack 2 of them in the knuckle to get the correct length) in the orange Dorman drawers (anybody seen them lately?) at the friendly local auto parts store.

    If you can get new king pin kits with nylon (Delrin?) bushings, any competent machine shop can make the bronze bushings.

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    I was thinking they could be turned but arent they bronze bushings inside a steel sleeve?
    The king pins and everything else is the same? The bushings are the difference?

    Send me some pics please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by van-itti View Post
    I was thinking they could be turned but arent they bronze bushings inside a steel sleeve?
    The king pins and everything else is the same? The bushings are the difference?

    Send me some pics please?
    Yes, the bronze bushings have steel sleeves to keep them from collapsing while being pressed in, I suppose. They are pretty thin. But we were in a corner so we turned the OD and pressed them in while we still had something like 1/4" wall thickness. So no danger of collapsing. Then we drilled and reamed the ID. Pretty easy really. Remember we were working with the steering knuckles/spindles, not the axle beam. Easy to fixture on the drill press. By the way, this was an old school machine shop with overhead line shafting to power the machines. Sorry I have no pictures.

    Bronze or plastic bushings, the kingpins are the same OD because they must fit the axle beam bore and wedge pin/bolt. The bronze bushings must be pressed into the knuckles and are compressed slightly in the process, so they must be reamed to size. The plastic bushings have a diagonal slice through the wall so they squeeze together when pushed or tapped into the knuckle and end up the correct ID. Hence no reaming. That assumes the knuckle bores have not been worn out by the king pins wearing through the bushings, of course.

    I would not hesitate to make bronze or oilite kingpin bushings. No other option if the knuckle bores are worn.

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    Can you make some more? Please.
    108VanGuy...
    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 ring 4 Spd. with OD, 2.73 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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    Quote Originally Posted by van-itti View Post
    Like Mark said...
    My van is stuck in the Vanlab.

    Anyone have any leads on a king pin set with the bronze bushings?

    Being stuck in the van lab is the worst! I will search for those for you as well. Glad your doing some upgrades!
    Jacke

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    1971 Ford Mustang 302
    1957 Karman Ghia Project

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    Quote Originally Posted by LedZeppvan View Post
    Being stuck in the van lab is the worst!
    Its the beer tax thats killing me...

    Mark came across the king pin issue getting my van ready for disc brake conversion.
    My advise to all...GREASE THE FRONT END FITTINGS REGULARLY.


    Thanks for your help Jacke!
    Last edited by van-itti; 11-07-2021 at 02:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    Can you make some more? Please.
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    I'm not good enough, but my machinist is.

    He would need your steering knuckles and new kingpins.
    The process I expect he would employ:
    - Make a press mandrel for removing the old bushings.
    - Press out the old bushings.
    - Measure the ID of the knuckle bores.
    - Select the bushing stock with an OD greater than that.
    IIRC, the bushings are about 1 1/2" long, so 4 bushings will require about 6" of stock plus enough for the lathe chuck to grasp. Better figure on 12"OA.
    - Turn bushing stock to the correct OD to allow a stout press fit. .002" interference should do it.
    - Drill/bore the ID leaving enough "meat" to withstand the pressing-in step to follow.
    - Cut the rough bushings to length. If done on a lathe, this step is called "parting".
    Note: The preceding 2 steps can be done in either order, depending on the lathe and tooling available, and the machinist's preference course.
    - Press the 4 bushings into the knuckles.
    - Using the knuckle's grease fitting holes as a guide, drill grease ports through the bushings.
    - Clamp the knuckles in a vise and ream the bushing ID to provide a snug push fit for the kingpin.
    This step is done by hand using adjustable reamers. Likely several passes required, depending on how much meat was left above.
    Could also be done on a lathe with a 4-jaw chuck, or on a mill. Either way, a fixturing challenge. And the final pass would be by hand anyway.

    That should do it. Any real machinists out there are welcome to inject their $.02.

    Send me the parts and I'll get it done, but seriously folks any machine shop can do it. No need to pay all that postage.
    Last edited by tinlizard; 11-07-2021 at 06:01 PM.

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    Stuck?

    Stuck in the "Van Lab". Wow, sounds pretty bad to be in there. With reviews like that, the only thing that will be stuck in there from now on is crickets. ;>)
    108VanGuy...
    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 ring 4 Spd. with OD, 2.73 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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    Nothing to do with the location! Just the problem with finding the parts for these oldies! I have a great PS and Power Disc Brake set in my van thanks to the Van Lab! I would suggest all vans get Disc Brakes, it really made a big difference in my drive up to WA from CA. The ability to stop on a dime if needed is great! I cannot say enough about the PS which changed my Van Life 100%. I now can drive anywhere without worry about my bad neck and shoulders hurting for days. I drove from San Diego to Eastern Washington never had a neck ache. Thanks to Mark and that darn Van Lab!! I recommend you get in as soon as possible!
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    Parts!

    I can't seem to even locate any Nylon king pin bushing sets for Mike. Rare parts has been out of them for months. I've been on their waiting list at least that long. My advice is to go out and lube your front end today.
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    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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    If the bushings are worn out but the kingpins are still round, you could make new bronze or oilite bushings to match the old kingpins.

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    This is a revised list of part numbers for the king pin sets.
    Thanks to Gary Leduc !!

    G10 Van King Pins
    Vendor P/N Comment
    ACDelco 45F0030
    ACDelco 45F0085
    AFFINIA KA318 Possibly Brass - need to verify
    Barcap A4-067
    Centric Parts 604.66004
    Dayton Parts 300168
    Dayton Parts 300169
    Duralast KA251
    Elgin KB-502ABN
    Elgin KB-502AN
    Flagg FKP41B Brass
    Flagg FKP41N Nylon
    General Motors 3854004 "Pin: .8170"" X 5.380"""
    General Motors 3928439
    Kaiser-frazer K22G
    Maremont KB-502
    McQuay-Norris KA251
    McQuay-Norris KA251T
    Mcquay-Norris KA1331
    Moog 8494N "Nylon:
    Keyway Length 2.281
    King Pin Diameter 0.817
    King Pin Length 5.380"
    Moog 8494B "Brass
    Summit Racing Equipment"
    NAPA 621471 Nylon
    NAPA 262-1331 Brass
    NAPA 262-1471
    Perfect Circle 262-1471
    Rare Parts RP30418 "Brass;
    Length: 1.260"", OD: 0.940""
    Pin- ? 0.816"" x 5.389"" L
    Thickness: 0.532"", Width Of Keyway: 0.458"
    Raybestos Brakes 530-1085
    Raybestos Brakes 5301030
    Sealed Power 808-502
    TRW K502
    TRW K502B Brass
    Unimotive KB-502
    "GM non-brass bushing material were originally called ""Delrin"""
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by van-itti View Post
    Rare Parts RP30418 "Brass;
    Length: 1.260"", OD: 0.940""
    Pin- ? 0.816"" x 5.389"" L
    Bushing length 1.260"
    Bushing OD 0.940"
    Kingpin OD 0.816"
    Difference 0.124" approx 1/8"
    Bushing wall thickness 0.062" approx 1/16"

    All you need is a couple kingpins and a good machinist with a piece of 1" stock.

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    Not that easy, wish it was..

    The king pins are typically not reusable and minimum charges at machine shops are pretty high. I've tried many already and most are super busy. I have a list of all the shops within 50 miles and I work my way down it. Many will not do automotive projects, since they seem to work for just a few specific customers. If you find a place, additional charges apply for them to create a CAD file before they can load the program into their machine. Machine setup charges add more cost. Once all that's out of the way the question becomes; "How many do you want?" 4 bushings would cost hundreds of dollars. Hundreds of bushings would likely never sell. I heard that they are being repopped but that's unconfirmed and no timeline was given. I wish I knew someone with a lathe in their garage looking to do some work like this but even established shops are closing their doors because the "old guy" is retiring and there's no one available to take his place. One shop in Stockton had a big sign on the front door that said "NO WALK IN BUSINESS ACCEPTED". I asked around and the word was that you had to know someone in the shop and then MAYBE you'd get on a list. Welcome to KaliFourKneeYa. So if someone, anyone knows a place then please check it out for me. Van down.
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    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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    Mark , have you called any Big rig shops??
    Ray in IL told me he had 1 of his G-20 front axels done there with new bushing
    Is Mikes a G-10 2nd gen??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post
    Mark , have you called any Big rig shops??
    Ray in IL told me he had 1 of his G-20 front axels done there with new bushing
    Is Mikes a G-10 2nd gen??

    Yes. '68
    Ive called every shop Ive been near for two weeks. I was in Arkansas and no luck...
    Not many stock parts in house. They order as needed. None are available.

    Next week Tennessee. Cross your fingers please.
    Last edited by van-itti; 11-13-2021 at 12:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post
    Mark , have you called any Big rig shops??
    Ray in IL told me he had 1 of his G-20 front axels done there with new bushing
    Is Mikes a G-10 2nd gen??
    Mike's is a G10 and he's right about the shops big and small not stocking king pin bushings. 5 years ago I had a big rig shop install king pins on my 69 G10. When I brought in this 1/2 ton axle and bushing set, they smirked and said they don't usually see such tiny axles and it would be no problem at all. I'm thinkin "OK, good luck with that because I'd heard they were tough sometimes." When I picked up the axle, the owner came out and said it was a real bitch to press out. He showed me a bent press pin and said "I've never seen one come out so hard." When I went back a few months ago to ask for the same job to be done and he said no. He's an old friend and explained that the insurance company tightened up there coverage guidelines so now they have to "stay in their lane". That means work that they don't typically perform will not be covered by their insurance. I had to find a front end shop that not only could do it but wanted to do it and that kind of work was "in their lane". It took some doing but I found one about 50 miles away. Great outfit, they really know their stuff but like the others, don't stock the parts. Now if we can only find or make some parts.
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    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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    I got a set for the 68 G-20 from this guy he list a Ton O king pin sets.
    MikesAutoPartsPDX | eBay Stores
    Hope it helps??
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    Thank you Savage Sir!!
    Using that link I was able to find 4 sets!!

    I ordered all 4 sets and they are shipping to the Vanlab...

    The trick was to use GMC van. Why didnt I think of that 4 days ago...??
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    King Pin Set Video

    I posted a video on a Moog king pin set with closeups of the bushing. https://youtu.be/W_v80cWUMAg
    108VanGuy...
    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 ring 4 Spd. with OD, 2.73 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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    Update

    Mark has contacted me and the axle is ready to pick up.
    The king pin kit was correct. Please add another part number to the list Gary.

    Rare Parts 30420 or
    Moog 8494T
    I am assuming the "T" is for Teflon bushings.

    There are some still available on the Ebay listing but if you go to Rare Parts website
    they have those and are less expensive. Search GMC.

    There should be another vid posting soon from the Vanlab.
    The axle install and then the disc brakes!!
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    Progress

    The axle is back in hand with new kingpins installed. Now I'll clean it up in preparation for prime and paint. Since pics are down here, I've shot a few videos to keep you updated.
    108VanGuy...
    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 ring 4 Spd. with OD, 2.73 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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    Quote Originally Posted by 108VanGuy View Post
    The axle is back in hand with new kingpins installed. Now I'll clean it up in preparation for prime and paint. Since pics are down here, I've shot a few videos to keep you updated.
    108VanGuy...

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    Go to vintagechevyvanparts on YouTube. (All one word) Like, Subscribe, and hit the Bell!
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    Mark, was wondering what king pin set you used ( brand ,part # ,with plastic or metal bushing??)
    Did you do it, or sub it out??
    Thanks
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAVAGE View Post
    Mark, was wondering what king pin set you used ( brand ,part # ,with plastic or metal bushing??)
    Did you do it, or sub it out??
    Thanks
    We found a set on Ebay. The part number is Rare Parts30420 or Moog 8494T
    Listed for GMC Van. We are assuming the "T" is Teflon.

    Mark took the job of pressing them in to Hewett Alinment in Stockton.
    Mike

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    I don't have a press that will do the job so I had it done by Hewitt Alinment in Stockton, CA. The owner (Tony) has been doing front ends for over 50 years. I learn a lot from him every time I go there. So far he's done 6 1st and 2nd gen straight axles for me. We haven't been able to find any bronze bushings but I'm still trying. We used the other type (Nylon, Teflon, Delrin?). The parts are available from Rare Parts also in Stockton. The part # is 30420. Application is 1964-66 GMC G1000 series or 1967-70 GMC G15/1500-Van. It does not show up under the Chevrolet application. $62.33 for the parts and it was straight time from the shop which cost $175. So $237.33 altogether. The rare parts website seems to have some issues as it shows some parts available for our vans that certainly won't work. Part #30420 does fit all our 1st and 2nd gen G10s from 1964-70.
    https://shop.rareparts.com/TPTK471B-30420-KING-PIN-SET?partlocation=FRONT&veh=1970-GMC-G15%2FG1500~VAN

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    1969 Chevy Panel, 250 CID, 3 ring 4 Spd. with OD, 2.73 "WedgieVan" Daily Driver
    1967 Chevy Panel, 230 CID, 3 Spd. 3.36 "UtiliVan Owned since 76
    1964 GMC Panel, 194 CID, 3 Spd. "CrunchoVan"
    1965 Chevy Panel 350 CID, 3 Spd. "RustoRoof" Runs but wiring bad
    1969 Chevy 108 Display 307 CID THM 350 Power Brakes 3.73 Posi
    1965 Chevy Panel, V8, 3 Spd. "Gold Hills Van"
    1965 CamperVan, V8, 3 Spd.
    1969 G20 Shell

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