1929 ESSEX

2manyprojects2manyprojects Posts: 790Expert Adviser
LOOKING TO BUY A TIE ROD FOR MY ESSEX. THANK YOU PAUL

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  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,605Senior Contributor
    The whole thing, or just the ends?  Chrysler '36-39 ends will fit. 
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • 2manyprojects2manyprojects Posts: 790Expert Adviser
    the complete length, the ends are fine.  16k mile barn find was moved with a tractor and bent the bar section of the tie rod.
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,605Senior Contributor
    Just straighten it.   any engineering shop with a press should be able to do it for you.  
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • 2manyprojects2manyprojects Posts: 790Expert Adviser
    geoff, is the tube hollow or solid ?  thank you
  • 2manyprojects2manyprojects Posts: 790Expert Adviser
    geoff, do you have a straight one you can measure the correct length. since mine is really bent. maybe a picture or reference from which points you are measuring. thank you
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,605Senior Contributor
    The tube is hollow,  but quite a heavy section.   Can be straightened cold, using a hydraulic press, or even a large stillson and  a good heavy vice.     When straightened you will have to  re-set the toe-in. 
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • 2manyprojects2manyprojects Posts: 790Expert Adviser
    do you have a straight example that can give me the total length.   concerned when it bent the metal  could have stretched so will need a total length. thank you
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,605Senior Contributor
    It's not that important, as the rod is adjustable with left and right hand threads at opposite ends.  You set up with 1/8" toe-in at the rims. 
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
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