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King of a Pin

Magazine: Street Rodder (March 2001)
SSBC product: Royal King Pin kit A24137

Installing the latest in kingpin assemblies.
We recently had the opportunity to watch the installation of a Royal King Pin kit on a '50 Chevy pickup. The straight-axle Chevy was similar to many modernized haulers, as it had already been treated to a crate small block, Turbo 350 and nine-inch rearend. The kingpin kit was a natural addition to the list of modifications, and the accompanying disc brake kit was also a slam dunk. These two modifications alone will make a significant driveability improvement on most vintage trucks, but this particular Chevy was also treated to new Eaton "Rod Ride" leaf springs, a No Limit power steering conversion, and a tilt column for the utmost in bolt-on upgrades. Follow along and we'll show you the details of the Royal King Pin upgrade. As you'll see, the swap is a fairly simple operation that most enthusiasts could easily tackle in their home garage. Even better than that, it's an upgrade that offers definite handling, steering and maintenance improvements without totally breaking the bank ... Click here for the rest of the article