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Old 04-07-2014, 10:23 PM
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Hey guys I picked up a 79f250 so I can swap out the front end of my 66f250. I have the master cylinder, and break booster all switched over. Now time for the twin I-beams. A friend of mine said that i could just swap the spindles, rotters, ect. Not the complete I-beams, and save some time. I never heard of this before. Any truth to that thanks?

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P.S. I want to use the power steering gear box also.
 
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Yes. Spindles swap. you may need to grind a bit off the top of the tie rod mount to fully seat the tie rods.

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Thanks Garbz. Ill get started on that.
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Joe, Don't disagree with what has been written, except for saving time. I have seen a single king pin beat on for a half of a day.

I say swap the complete set and when you connect the steering gear back you will have a matching set.


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Do you think I should take all the steering linkage out of the 79 also? Tie rods, drag link, ect.

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Do you think I should take all the steering linkage out of the 79 also? Tie rods, drag link, ect.

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Joe, If you are going to a Saginaw power steering gear you will have to. The connect point is 2 1/3" closer to the firewall because of the hose connectors on top of the gear.


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