sorry i dont know about the rod ends but i was wondering which trucks have parts that swap over? is it numerous trucks or just one type? thanks
So far air tanks, air fittings, spring brakes (piggy backed then onto my original cans) brake flex line from relay to can, slack adjusters, spring brake relay. Seems most of the running gear is just universal truck stuff, and not expensive either.
These tie rod ends should be rebuildable and Luke probably has the parts to do it
rebuild is an option, actually one of these is already a replacement from the original (newer different casing) which got me to thinking maybe just get new off the shelf. Thing is if the end is inexpensive the cost of shipping + rebuild kit +my time rebuilding will exceed the cost of new (I'm in Canada, when I order stuff from the states I have to pay import fees/brokerage...don't even get me started on the time UPS tried to charge me $120 brokerage on a $75 item).
I think you will be OK with truck parts. They may look just a little different, but I think they will be available. You may want to just start out at a truck alignment shop. They can probably give you a few part numbers in different brands that will interchange.
That's what I was hoping to hear. getting this beast ship shape is going to be easier than I thought.