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Old 07-26-2011, 04:43 PM
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1959 f100 steering

This truck has a front frame mounted steering box (power ) with pitmen arm shaft running back towards fire wall, attaching to a swing arm .From this arm a shaft runs forward to drag link . Imput would be much appreciated
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questions (1) how effective & safe is this type of steering ?
(2) will I be able to lower the truck by 4 inches as the pitman shaft & lower drag link shaft are approx four inches apart ?
(3) steering column shaft has u joint at fire wall this shaft runs to steering box , the steering box coupler is held on with roll pin and shaft end floats free in coupler , is this acceptable ?

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I believe someone has changed the steering box on your F-100
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1959 f100 steering

deuce thanks for the reply . I have been away holidaying with grand kids & missed your reply .Back to the steering ,yes your right the steering box was changed to power along with the steering column .The way it has been done , I am not sure it is right with all that linkage to make it work . Also I purchased this truck with out engine or trans , so I have not driven it. I have a donor car (1987 Lincoln town car) with engine & trans .With this truck I would rod it a little lower front & back put some electrical & upholstery changes in .This will be a new type of restore for me & appreciate input.

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