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Bainbridge,

Have you addressed all the other sources of "slop" or play in the steering? Much of the steering play is often due to the axle stops being out of adjustment or worn, so be sure that is not a factor here...
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Your kingpin surface does look a bit rough, but not to where it would be a major contributor to steering inaccuracies or slop/play.

Chuck
 

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Ken,

Thanks -- that listing does show two part numbers for the spindles. (it takes three lines in the listing due to the serial number wrap at 010001 which happened in 1990...) Since the bushings also follow these spindle differences, we can by sure that the kingpin is a different diameter as well.

The drawing shows a distinctly 'necked' kingpin between the bushing areas which is not apparent in the images in the beginning of this thread. On-line pictures of the 1 inch spindle parts show this area necked down, later spindles do not show it...

early:
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Later:
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Early bushings would perhaps be a loose fit on later spindle assemblies.

Chuck
 
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