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Old 03-13-2019, 06:37 PM
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Looking for a steering arm that sits on top of Dana 44

Looking for a steering arm that sits on top the knuckle of a Dana 44 front axle , its on a a 77 f250 4 wd. Can not find them anywhere, any ideas ?
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:22 PM
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Looks like this? The one on top of the steering knuckle and currently on top of the steering block?
https://www.summitracing.com/oh/part...SABEgIHMvD_BwE



 
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:06 AM
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Yeah I believe so,it was removed when I bought the truck, someone changed the box and changed it to crossover steering. I was wanting to go back to that setup
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:09 AM
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The link sent for summit racing says for a Chevy though, is it the same as a Ford?
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:21 AM
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I have a stock one off of a 78 F250 if you need it
 
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What is wrong with the cross over steering set up? Is it not correct or finished and that is why do you want to back to the OEM set up? That one looks correct in the link, but yea sure enough the applications says chebby and GM, that's interesting. Might as well just get twinzilla's.
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:42 AM
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Do keep in mind that the '76 & early '77 F250 4x4's (highboys) with d44hd open knuckle axles have a steering arm that is raised approximately 2" more than the later 77.5-79 F250 steer arms & yes they will interchange between the two axle assemblies. The highboy steering arm obviously accommodates the taller factory ride height of the highboy & works well with a lifted 77.5-79 leaf sprung 4x4.
I'm also curious to know more about your crossover steering & the reasoning for converting back...I've had crossover steering since '13 & wouldn't go back unless I put my truck back at stock ride height.
 
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The steering box on it now is mounted on the outside of the frame with the pitman arm pointed forwards and the center link is bent 3 ways ,if I get a box on the inside of the frame it looks like I will need to notch the k member,Im not a fan of cutting on it. So my next option is to mount one on the inside and turn pitman arm to the outside. Unless I can mount it on the inside and have the pitman arm turned to the rear without notching.Any help is appreciated thanks
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:39 PM
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dirtydeeds77F250, it sounds from your description that you have a early 77F250 44 (highboy)? Divorced transfer case? These trucks originally came with manual steering & an optional Bendix power-assist unit was available.
The best & most common power steering swap on these trucks is to use the 77.5-79 F250 44 power steer box that mounts to the inside of the frame utilizing 4 bolts. This does require fabrication to the crossmember/frame rail & has been done successfully many times.
If you can post some pictures of your current setup, maybe some keen eyes here will be able to identify your current steering box & provide possible solutions.
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:51 PM
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Ford real drive,the 4 bolt 79 steering box conversion is it necessary to notch the k member?
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:03 PM
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Yes, the crossmember need cut just enough to clear the new steering box, then boxed, welded in with plate steel. The frame needs boxed on the inside in this area & thick wall round tubing with the appropriate inside diameter, used as sleeves for the 4 steering box bolts to pass through & prevent this newly boxed in section from distortion.
I don't know your skill level but this project does require some significant fabrication.
 
 


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