Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Bumpsides Ford Truck

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-10-2013, 04:11 PM
sullyda1 sullyda1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: La Canada, CA
Posts: 269
sullyda1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
67 vs 72 automatic steering column length

I can't remember if I would have changed out the automatic steering column on my 67 F100 when I converted over to power steering 35 years ago. I used the parts from a 72 F250 w/ Ford box. The current steering wheel distance is just fine. Seems there was a length issue, like one was longer than the other.

My reason for asking is I need to change out the lower bearing and find different part numbers between 67 and 72. I am not sure which one I have. Does anyone know if there is a column length difference?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-10-2013, 05:05 PM
DavidB DavidB is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 628
DavidB is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.DavidB is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
When I changed my 70 F100 over to power steering about 13 or 14 years ago, I had to change the steering column in order to mate properly with the gearbox. I actually used an automatic column. Mine was a three speed column shift, since converted to 4 speed floor shift.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2013, 05:55 PM
Rogue_Wulff's Avatar
Rogue_Wulff Rogue_Wulff is offline
unregistered user
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lost
Posts: 8,462
Rogue_Wulff is a splendid one to beholdRogue_Wulff is a splendid one to beholdRogue_Wulff is a splendid one to beholdRogue_Wulff is a splendid one to beholdRogue_Wulff is a splendid one to beholdRogue_Wulff is a splendid one to beholdRogue_Wulff is a splendid one to behold
The power steering gear box is taller than a manual one, therefore the column is shorter.
As such, I'd guess you got the column from the same donor as the steering gear.
__________________
1980 F-150 300 I6, C6 & 9" rearend. Cummins 5.9L/ NV4500 5 speed swap in the works
1974 F100 Ranger XLT 390, C6 3.25 axle. Dad bought it new.
1983 Mazda RX7 1.1L Rotary.
1984 CRX 35 MPG go kart
1995 Mazda B2300 (undercover Ford)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2013, 07:57 PM
willowbilly3 willowbilly3 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,953
willowbilly3 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
The column is not shorter for power steering, just the shaft.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-10-2013, 08:18 PM
sullyda1 sullyda1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: La Canada, CA
Posts: 269
sullyda1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks guys, it is all coming back to me now - the taller box required the shorter shaft. I used the guts from the donor but kept my outer tube so I did not have to repaint it.
Been a great truck since 1969 when I bought it from original owner. it is still my daily driver
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2013, 10:08 AM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 55,821
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by sullyda1 View Post
I can't remember if I would have changed out the automatic steering column on my 67 F100 when I converted over to power steering 35 years ago.

I used the parts from a 72 F250 w/ Ford box.** The current steering wheel distance is just fine. Seems there was a length issue, like one was longer than the other.

My reason for asking is I need to change out the lower bearing and find different part numbers between 67 and 72.
Where did you find Ford part numbers/applications that said the lower bearings are different? Not from the '64/72 Ford Truck Parts Catalog, as you can see:

C3DZ-3517-A .. Steering Column Bearing / Available from Ford.

1965/72 F100/250 2WD upper & lower / 1965/70 F100/250 4WD upper / 1967/72 F350 upper & lower.

Bendix P/S: 1966/68 F100/250 2WD / 1969 F100/250 2WD before serial numnber D96,001.

** Ford P/S: 1969 F100/250 2WD & F350 from serial number D96,001 / 1970/79 F100/250 2WD & F350 / 1976 F100 4WD / 1976/79 F150 4WD / 1977 F250 4WD (not a High Boy) & 1978/79 F250 4WD.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-11-2013, 07:03 PM
sullyda1 sullyda1 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: La Canada, CA
Posts: 269
sullyda1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Bill, you are absolutely right. I was reading the LMC catalog and with your info I realized I was looking at the part # for the lower column bearing seal. Also with the part # you provided I found that I had a new bearing in my parts supply. Thank you. Your knowledge is invaluable.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 07:03 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
71 F100 STEERING COLUMN FESTUS65 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 09-29-2011 03:51 AM
Steering Column Schamtic allwthrrider 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 11-22-2010 11:28 PM
1973 F-100 Power Steering Conversion pcta12 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 04-15-2006 07:31 PM
Steering column; stick vs. auto column highboy 74 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 11-24-2004 07:35 PM
460 in a '67-'72? DeanBob 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1 08-01-2004 08:13 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup