Hi, I have a '57 Chevy 3100 pickup with 235 6 cyl. I'm having trouble finding the correct tie rod ends. All the ends I've seen have a spindle which fits through a hole on the steering arms My steering arms have a ball on top which should accept the ends. I've looked through all the catalogs but no luck. HELPthanksPaul
got pictures???? upload them to photobucket...please include the length.. if at all possible.. makes it easier for me to look up..length is measured from the center of the ball to the end of the threads.. you can go direct to RARE PARTS.. but may need after you talk to them to make your purchase thru a local to you parts store with an account there..i have a MOOG catalog...i only show 4 different tie rod ends and that covers from 1941 to 1959 mostly.. ES29R right sideES29L left sideES142R right sideES142L left sidethere is a tie rod end and drag link repair kit that fits some of the applications.. EV1, if you had a ton and a half truck from 41 to 46. ES75R, ES75L, if you have a 7,000 or 9,000, 11,000 pound front axle.. there are more in that size.. ESK133, ESK325, ES325R, ES325L ESK279see if you can also measure the diameter of the threaded plug that goes into the end of the center drag link.. wow.. this might . or might not help...http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com/Universal_Outer_Tie_Rod_Ends.asp
by the way. this is what shows for most of the trucks.. this is various GM threaded on both ends center drag link steering linkage..
Thanks for the info but Moog didn't go back that far and Rare Parts only had the wrong type Paul
pictures paul...upload them to photobucket.. its free..paste links here..lets see what you have... perhaps somebody installed different spindles on it..or.. is there a nut holding the stud ball in place... perhaps they forced the tie rod off and left the separated part... i can tell of you post some pictures..