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  • About MTB17
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    MS
    Country of Residence
    US
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    F-350
    Year
    2010
    Current Mileage
    75,000 - 99,999
    Miles per year
    10,000 - 14,999
    Gender
    Male
  • Signature
    1972 F250 4x4 Ranger XLT

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  • Last Activity: Yesterday 08:51 PM
  • Join Date: 01-23-2017
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  1. 08-04-2017 05:05 PM - permalink
    Thanks Chad
    I now have a better idea of the set up. One last question for you. What do you think of these vintage trucks as daily drivers? I mean as a driver for someone retired and not fighting traffic everyday?
  2. TA455HO
    08-04-2017 01:53 PM - permalink
    That would be a good one to ask others. I have not swapped mine. This is a pic of any 1961-1966 F250 4x4 and F350. If you can see the column circled in blue - 3 pieces, but it is really one piece that goes from the nut that holds the steering wheel on all the way into the steering box itself circled in green. To go to true power steering you would need a different steering box and so the entire column is typically changed out.




    There is also "power assist" systems like the later Ford Garrison unit. It attaches to the drag link instead.


    Chad

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  3. TA455HO
    08-03-2017 04:09 PM - permalink
    Sounds like it would be a fine way to go. You will probably want to just swap out the steering column since the 1965 and 1966 F350 and earlier all used the Gemmer style steering box where the shaft goes straight into the gear box with no coupling.

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