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  • Vintage Power Wagons Inc new New High Strength 7373789 Pitman Arm

    Today I finished a little work on the M37, and part of that was a Steering Upgrade.
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    I got one of the Vintage Power Wagons Inc new New High Strength 7373789 Pitman arm for the M37 (www.vintagepowerwagons.com). It is made in the USA from hardened, stress relieved and tempered 4140 high carbon steel and has a serviceable ball stud.
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    After breaking my 2nd Pitman Arm last year in Iowa at the Power Wagon Rally, I had picked up a spare, and dough out my original worn unit. Even though I was sure why the second one broke was because of it being a bad casting, This new high strength unit should be a GREAT UPGRADE.
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    The installation went great with no issues and everything lined up just like a stock unit. I did have to trim a little off the leather dust/grease boot, but I look forward to the piece of mind with this new part.
    I took the pitman arm I'd pulled off and installed it on to the backup steering box, now I just need to pick up a nut to hold it in place.

    I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

    Thanks,
    Will
    WAWII.com

    1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
    1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
    1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
    1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
    2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

  • #2
    That's a cool upgrade. Hopefully you won't have any more problems. I'm grateful for places like VPW, who make reproductions and aftermarket upgrades for our old trucks.

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    • #3
      Will, This looks amazing, glad to see it installed. I will send others here to look at how this install went for you.
      1967 W200.aka.Hank
      1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
      2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

      Life is easier in a lower gear.

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      • #4
        Thanks for posting pictures! Nice job.

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        • #5
          I am installing one of those, too. How much did you have to trim the leather dust cover? We’re you able to somehow get the wire tie around it?

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          • #6
            I only trimmed this much off. If I'd had a new boot I would have tried to sew in a new hem and wire it. So the boot is just bunched up with to the end of the arm.
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            I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

            Thanks,
            Will
            WAWII.com

            1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
            1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
            1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
            1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
            2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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            • #7
              Thanks! I had a new boot, so I got out the awl and took your suggestion. I sewed a hem that made a good place for the wire to catch. Thanks for your help.

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              • #8
                very nice item and a welcome upgrade
                1985 RamCharger W350 dana 60,s 4;10,s 35 Boggers
                1964 A100 Sportsman Special Mid-440 full manual 727 - 4:10,s
                1985 W350 CrewCab 360 4bl- 4 spd - Dana 60,s 4:10,s
                1952 Chrysler/Hobart Generator-Welder PW motor
                1996 Dodge Dakota 400hp 5.9L 360-Magnum
                2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T

                its mind over matter/ if you dont mind it dont matter
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