I am planning to do a tie rod flip on my 1974 D30. I'm going to buy some DOM in either 1 1/8 OD or 1.5 and .5 ID i am using this chart 4x4 Technical Support to narrow my search. I am probably going to buy weld in bungs for the tie rod and drag link as I only have 7/8-14 and not the 7/8-18 taps required. Here is a thread about this and mentions that welding on a steering knuckle is not recommended. 4x4 Technical Support I have reservations about welding a steel insert on a cast steel knuckle and the longevity of the weld. I would TIG weld it as recommended, but what's the consensus about this. I don't see a whole lot of information about the drag link aspect of this. I am using a power saginaw box now.. My drag link is one that came in a pile of parts and the adjuster is really flimsy. I want to just make a longer drag ling and eliminate this. Any of you have clearance issue with the cover and 1.5 OD DOM?