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Old 06-21-2013, 08:58 AM
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Just an update.

Hey Folks,

So I missed the get-to-gether apparantly. Guess i'm not as active in these forums as I should be.

Anyways, I just wanted to give you folks an update on my truck so far. I spent father day weekend doing the power steering conversion so I could get rid of that ram assist steering and over all it went pretty well. Have a couple issues that i'm working through, but overall, not bad.

Here's my album for the conversion: rottenstock's albums - Imgur

I'd really like to clean up my truck some more, but I think it's too far gone for what I have invested into it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:04 AM
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Morning! Nice job on the conversion. I've got to do the same on my 73 highboy/53 panel project. You missed a great GTG! Good people and a great day was had by all!
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I will have to go though those pictures. What kind of box did you use? I have a 76 F250 4x4 that I would like to change the steering on.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:55 AM
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I used a steering box from a 79 F-350 4x4. They are apparantly really sought after. I ended picking up box and pitman arm for $100 and got the drag link for $20. The peice of steel I got was like $22.

If you're gonna do it, I'd say cut the core support so you can scoot it back from the core support a little.
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Thanks, I will have to look for one of those.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:35 AM
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Thanks, I will have to look for one of those.
Make that 2...........................lol
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the 2wd boxes work as well. Make sure when/if you do it you measure correctly.

I didnt cut into my cross member so my steering is a bit off. I've got more left steering than right.

I'm going to look into an adjustable drag link configuration.
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I did a adjustable drag link on the power steering conversion on my 66 F100 4x4
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I did a adjustable drag link on the power steering conversion on my 66 F100 4x4

did you end up just using two tierod ends and a sleeve or was there something special?
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I cut my old one and one from a Chevy that had a whole in it that fit on the ball joint that was on the Toyota steering box and put a turn buckle with right and left treads, so it can expand and contract as needed.
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I cut my old one and one from a Chevy that had a whole in it that fit on the ball joint that was on the Toyota steering box and put a turn buckle with right and left treads, so it can expand and contract as needed.

got a picture?
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got a picture?
I will have to see if I can get one.
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The shot of the left end with the zert fitting is the Ford end and from the turn buckle to the right I cut out of a Chevy truck drag link.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:43 AM
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Ah, so you did the cross over steering sorta?
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Hello everyone,

Last fall I picked up a 77 highboy and was just wondering how much of a difference it make replacing the power steering and how much work is involved? I entend to mostly use my truck on logging roads so I am wondering if it would be worth it.
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