After replacing the kingpins in my 50 project, there is NO play whatsoever.
I suggest replacement since you are already down that far.
1950 3100 * 1949 3600
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Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 8:13 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Ki ngpins on a half ton AD
> In one of the (many) books I have it gives a figure for how much play is
> acceptable in the kingpins, but it does not say where that distance is
> measured. As the value seems a little large to me (3/16 inch if memory
> serves) I begin to wonder where the measurement is supposed to be taken.
> They say grab the wheel and see if it will shift, so does that mean if the
> outer part of the wheel moves no more than 3/16 inch you are ok? I am now
> down to spindles and axle only. How much play is acceptable here? I
> should probably just replace the kingpins and be done with it, but was
> 1951 5-window
> Arnaudville, LA
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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