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Old 09-05-2017, 02:10 PM   #1
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1969 c10 power steering conversation

Will the frame take the power steering unit without modifications? Are the mounting holes aleady in the frame? I know the pitman arm and rag joint are not the same. Any other parts I need to swap?
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:39 AM   #2
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Re: 1969 c10 power steering conversation

I got my complete conversion from another 70, I just replaced what was worn out.
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:32 AM   #3
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Will the frame take the power steering unit without modifications? Are the mounting holes aleady in the frame? I know the pitman arm and rag joint are not the same. Any other parts I need to swap?
We are talking about a 69 Truck right? Yes the frame will hold up just fine, and yes all the holes (4) for mounting the pow strg gear box are there and no you don't need to modify the frame any, the manuel box mounts with 3 bolts & the power boxs have 4 bolts for mounting. Only a 67 Manuel Strg box Truck needs the frame Dimpled a little for some clearance for a pow strg gear box, 67 frame is different from the 68-72 frames. The pitman arm is different from one another (manuel vs power). And you will need the right fan belt pulleys for the water pump (short wp or tall wp matters), If using AC then a double wp pulley is needed at the wp, crank pulley system will probably end up with a 3 belt pulley system. Some times all of what you are trying to accomplish with the pulleys will also be different because of the mounting bracket for the pow strg pump that is being used as it too is different, two kinds of brackets for two different styles of pumps. One of the pow strg pump brackets are stamped metal and the other is a Cast piece of metal. Finding the right combination is a trial in air process in finding the right pulleys to match with a short wp or a tall wp. Have Fun
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:19 PM   #4
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Re: 1969 c10 power steering conversation

Are the steering shafts the same length?
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:40 PM   #5
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Are the steering shafts the same length?
I believe more information is needed to go any further with this. The power steering thing we get, but from there you have left out a lot like Auto shift or manual shift??
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I believe more information is needed to go any further with this. The power steering thing we get, but from there you have left out a lot like Auto shift or manual shift??

Ok it is all factory original 250 6 with 3 on the tree. It is 1969
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Ok it is all factory original 250 6 with 3 on the tree. It is 1969
James first off next time you post pictures down size them OK. The subject is power steering not anything to do with an engine. How about some pictures of your existing steering column as it comes out of the firewall and all the way down to the now installed steering gear box, then we can make a comparison on it to compare it against each other.
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James first off next time you post pictures down size them OK. The subject is power steering not anything to do with an engine. How about some pictures of your existing steering column as it comes out of the firewall and all the way down to the now installed steering gear box, then we can make a comparison on it to compare it against each other.
Maybe he doesn't know how Marvin?
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Maybe he doesn't know how Marvin?
All he has to do is ask one of us. If he wants to PM me and give me some details or better yet his Phone number I'll give it a wack.

James I am not in anyway beating you up here, I sometimes come off a little raw or right to the point don't be offended by any of my comments. marvin
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Re: 1969 c10 power steering conversation

Not offended. The biggest challenge for me is I’m in Atlanta and the truck is in Montgomery Al so not right at hand. All the suspension parts are pretty much shot so I’m replacing everything and figure if I’m going to add Power steering now is the time.

Next time I’m down there I will take some pics. I was hoping someone else might have made the conversation and remembered if shaft had to be cut.
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