1959 f100 steering - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2011, 04:43 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: campbell river bc.
Posts: 8
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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
thanks Gary

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 ?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2011, 03:40 PM
Deuce's Avatar
Registered User
Last wiki edit: Choosing a trailer
Last journal entry: Jan 13 2013
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Deuceland USA
Age: 69
Posts: 5,657
Wiki Edits: 6

Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
I believe someone has changed the steering box on your F-100
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2011, 11:18 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: campbell river bc.
Posts: 8
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.

thanks Gary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
F100 steering sector box Moose2 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 4 03-26-2011 09:53 AM
58 ford f100 steering gear box Rome5 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 0 05-31-2008 09:18 AM
65 f100 steering column CJ_F100 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 2 10-11-2007 10:56 PM
1965 f100 steering column ralph grillo Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 09-27-2005 08:03 PM
Power Steering for 1959 El Camino w/348 bigfred1958 Suspension - Brakes - Steering 0 05-17-2004 09:48 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.