36 IHC C-30 steering link


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Post Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:44 pm

36 IHC C-30 steering link

Anybody know what one supposed to looks like? I have mine but it has a large (almost halfway thru) and medium rub/wear spot next to it. The spots are about 3/4 length from one end. In the middle of that wear/rub spot is a bend. Maybe 15 degrees. Every other steering link I have seen for these years (mostly C-1's) are completely straight. Mine is to dangerous to use and I haven't had any luck finding a replacement. I can build a new one but I'd really like to know if it is suppose to be straight or have a bend and if it does have a bend. At what angle. Thanks a bunch.
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:11 pm

Re: 36 IHC C-30 steering link

Well, I can't say for sure what a C-30 has but my 36 C-40 has what looks like 3 bends in it. It looks like it is bent to provide more clearance to the tire when turning. It basically goes straight back for almost half the length, then down and in, then back out and up to the steering box arm. It is a different part number than the one on the C-30, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was bent also. I can post some pics if that helps.
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:46 pm

Re: 36 IHC C-30 steering link

Thanks for the reply. I'm guessing here. But I'm betting my bend is also for tire clearance. I'm going to go mock it up and check. Thanks. Pictures are always helpful.
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:21 pm

Re: 36 IHC C-30 steering link

Okay, here's some less than great pics but they should show what you need.
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View of back on link from below. Shows bend for added tire clearance.
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Side View. Shows drop required to clear leaf spring. This is needed after bend for tire clearance.
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Rear View
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:24 pm

Re: 36 IHC C-30 steering link

Inside tire tread matches the bend/rub/wear spot. How weird that almost 1/2 the bar is worn away. Thanks for the pictures. A C-30 is definitely different but same concept.
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Post Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:36 pm

Re: 36 IHC C-30 steering link

It doesn't show up too well in the picture, but yeah, mine shows a wear spot too. Not bad enough to worry about yet, but definitely something I need to keep in mind. Someone must have made a lot of hard left turns in your truck! It looks like there are some adjustable stops that should prevent this. I just haven't gotten around to looking at that yet. Too many other things to fix first 8-)
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