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IBB who does Flat top D44 knuckle machining?

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I want to check here first before I go out and do another business.... Does anyone here have a shop and does machining, drilling and tapping for a Flat top D44 knuckle?
 
I don't have a yellow skull and I'm not a real shop, but I'll do it for beer money if you can't find an offical IBB vendor to do it. Just did a set for a friend a couple weeks ago and the program is still in the machine.

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That sounds like a must have upgrade for my D28TTB! who do I send my knuckles and beer money to? ​​​​​When the box arrives enjoy the glitter surprise!
 
Cereal question, is there still a market for this on 44s?

I am not sure how many 1978/1979 D44s are still out there lol. I happen to have been sitting on my set for almost 8 years now and am finally proceeding with my project. I suppose people just buy the knuckles they need now?
 
I am not sure how many 1978/1979 D44s are still out there lol. I happen to have been sitting on my set for almost 8 years now and am finally proceeding with my project. I suppose people just buy the knuckles they need now?

D44 flat tops are still out there, I have several chevy flat tops stashed away
 
Well that is good to know. I feel like the Jeep/offroad community is all about the bolt on stuff these days instead of torching and burning stuff together.:homer:
 
Well that is good to know. I feel like the Jeep/offroad community is all about the bolt on stuff these days instead of torching and burning stuff together.:homer:

I didn't realize you can buy a new passenger flat top knuckle already machined with a twisted high steer arm with stud kit for under $190. https://www.ebay.com/itm/263996212338
I don't remember that being an option the last time I was doing this stuff.
 
Yeah, Reid knuckles have come down in price as well, too.
 
Partsmike. I believe they are in Auburn CA.

I had like, an hour+ long chat with one of the sales dudes out there. He happened to have built a similar setup to what I am doing but on his YJ, not a TJ. He was able to clear up a BUNCH of things and point at some points of conflict in my intended design....and I thanked him for that haha.

Fawk, I have to redesign some things with my steering.... but he caught me before I had committed to any one approach.
 
Wfo concepts.
Hands down one of the best shops I’ve ever dealt with. Not knocking any other suggestions.
 
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