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Old 07-16-2000, 09:44 PM
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1971 F100 4x4 upgrades

I have a 1971 F100 Custom 4x4 with an open knuckle Dana 44 front end, and I have read about converting it to power steering, as well as power disk brakes. How would I go about this? What years can I easily interchange the parts? I know the gear box has to be torn apart and something switched so the box can mount in the stock possition, what is that? Thanx in advance for the help.
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Old 08-20-2000, 08:08 PM
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Hi there- I put power steering on my '71 4wd in '87, following instructions from some iowa farmer named Ibeling. The change involved some cutting and welding,and the installation of a steering box from a 3/4 ton van. I did my after the stock box broke as Iwas going down the highway, apparently it couldn't take the stain of turning my 38's. Scared the crap out of me as I went off into a cornfield unable to steer, no other damage to truck, the conversion went on just fine even tho it already had a trailmaster lift.Ibeling's instructions also explain how to make sure you don't lose turning abilitywhen lifted and don't have bumpsteer. If you can't find Mr Ibeling let me know and I will dig thru my papers and see if I still have his instructions. I recently purchased an open knuckle axle w/ disk brakes,am hoping to swap them on to my drum brake axle, will let you know. DinosaurFan
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