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1979 f150 custom steering question

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rjeepr

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1979 f150 custom steering question
« on: July 03, 2011, 01:41:03 PM »
I have a 79 f150 with the 351 winsor and a T19 4 speed that I am making my plow truck/ tow truck. Its been sitting for 10 years now, but ran good when it was parked. The peoblem I\'m having is the fact that it has manual steering. I want to put power steering in it. I have the lmc catolog for the power steering parts. Does anyone know how hard it is to convert? Does the steering colum have to b replaced? Or does anyone know an easier way of putting in power steering? I\'m not really a ford guy more of an anti ford guy really. Just know this perticular ford was dependable and powerful

Offline MrMindless

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Re: 1979 f150 custom steering question
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 04:07:54 PM »
In most cases it\'s a matter of unbolting the manual box and putting on a power assist box in its place and mounting & plumbing the pump....  Can\'t swear to it in this case though.
Michael Maskalans
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Re: 1979 f150 custom steering question
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 09:10:02 PM »
Just pulled it out of its tomb yesterday.borh rear wheels locked, prickers growing through the floor, and a garden took over the bed. Other than that juat how I rember it.

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Re: 1979 f150 custom steering question
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 09:13:56 PM »
that sounds like a LOT of things that will need attention before a steering box!
Michael Maskalans
#571 Last Minute Motorsports
High Miler: 07.5 Ram 6.7 6sp 4x2, ARB, 19.5s
2003 R'Audi Allroad 6sp
Road Block: 98 Dakota 203/205 triple stick, 42" SXs
Dumpbus: 97 Ram 24v P-pumped, RoadRanger 13sp
'87 AMC Eagle Wagon

 

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