67 vs 72 automatic steering column length - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



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

67 vs 72 automatic steering column length

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-10-2013, 04:11 PM
sullyda1 sullyda1 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: La Canada, CA
Posts: 271
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: 780
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
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lost
Posts: 8,482
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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2013, 07:57 PM
willowbilly3 willowbilly3 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Black Hills of SD
Posts: 6,200
willowbilly3 has a very good reputation on FTE.willowbilly3 has a very good reputation on FTE.willowbilly3 has a very good reputation on 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
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: La Canada, CA
Posts: 271
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 online now
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Agoura Hills, CA
Posts: 68,147
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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-11-2013, 07:03 PM
sullyda1 sullyda1 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: La Canada, CA
Posts: 271
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
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB- power steering firewall side column support Rbeck204 WTB - Parts & other 6 09-24-2015 09:21 AM
Steering column length 52 F1? Mitch1129 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 03-11-2015 05:05 PM
Converting my 66 to power steering and autmatic on the column, help?? IntrstlarOvrdrve 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 10-25-2014 01:31 AM
3spd to C6 Shadowrider123 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 12-15-2012 04:54 PM
Steering column; stick vs. auto column highboy 74 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 11-24-2004 07:35 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 PM.