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Old 10-05-2011, 04:17 PM
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1960 Ford Pick up

I have a customer that has a 1960 Ford Pick Up and he wants to install power steering. This vehicle has a straight axle and I have not seen a vehicle with power steering and a straight axle in my day.
Anybody have any ideas for installing power steering in this pick up?
My only thought is a Rack but looking at this job I found it also has rear steering. The previous owner also installed a 302 if it makes any difference.
The other idea I had was to put smaller tires on the front. Oh well I need help here!! Send ideas to fbronner@sbcglobal.net

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:23 PM
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I would check to see if a mustang power assit ram could be made to fit. Just a thought.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:01 PM
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The saginaw box from a Chevy Astro van swings the right direction, opposite of most. It shouldn't be that hard to mount it sideways where the old box was, trim back the column and add a u-joint to tie the 2 together.
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Johns F-Funhundreds has a kit to mount a Toyota box to the '57-'60 frame... I used it on my former '57 so SWMBO could drive it...
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:15 PM
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i just finished a 57 ford on a 94 ford frame.....haha dont ask i got paid to do it.
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Johns F-Funhundreds has a kit to mount a Toyota box to the '57-'60 frame... I used it on my former '57 so SWMBO could drive it...
Is there a web site for this conversion?
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Yeah, there is a site, if you google johns f-funhundreds, it's the first link, just go to the 57-64 catalog
scroll down on the left panel to power steering, click the link, then scroll down on the right panel to
the '57 to '60 conversion...
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