pardon the c.r.s. but I do not remember the original post
I will try again with the original link to my posts over on slick60s.
This forum does not notify me of these visitors messages so if you need a better response time in your questions contact me over there.
John, I didn't see a link in your message and also didn't find anything in the email account I provided. Can you please send the link again? I haven't done much with mine lately. I have the front crossmember in, spindles on, backing plates, rotors and calibers installed. The salmon runs interrupted me at that point and now we're prepping the house to list. I've mapped out the steps to completion and will end up hitting it hard as soon as the house is listed.....so much to do and so little time. I'm happy to report though that I have a freezer full of salmon and halibut. Balancing hobbies is sometimes hard to do.
Thanks for the link to the Gibbon IFS pic's. Almost two years later and I'm finally getting this under way. Glad I stopped back in on this site and found your message. I'll be making a PCS move back to the lower 48 sometime next year and want/have to get this thing done. Did you get your install finished? How's it working out? Any more tips or photos.... email@example.com would be greatly appreciated.
The stock 61 to 64 steering column can be simply cut down a bit and the later 65 up reproduction bearing, sheet metal retainer and seal including the taper is installed.
I will be doing this this weekend on the steering column on the 64. I will post pictures in the Photobucket and on FTE. It is a bit outside the box in thought but all the parts fit even though the parts guys say its impossible........LOL
I will post a few thoughts on your chop idea in the thread.
I hate how the stock steering 61 to 64 is positioned and exits the cab. I have done the dash mod and steering relocate on a few trucks. Plus it has one scratching head looking at the dash as it is a subtle mod. Also the angle is not optimum for the shafts u joints as they may bind as the cab will move a bit.
I made the new pinch type lower retainer with some scrap tube and bits of stock. I do not like to use allen retainers as they dimple the shaft and make bearing and taper collar removal sometimes difficult. I would slightly flatten the shaft for your allen heads to prevent this.
I still need to figgure out how to get the current steering box to work with the new column location. We may need to add a secondary under dash retainer and run the shaft down from there with the exit just below the firewall lip. I will be looking at thet this weekend.
I just got back on the forum I had some computer issues and I am now back on. Did you get your weights for the front and rear end? Let me know what your mainly trying to ship and I'll weight it for you. I have a certified frieght scale at the shop.
It so happens I have a mount like you need and would like to sell it for $12 and whatever the actual shipping comes to. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will send a pic to make sure it is what your looking for. Mike