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I have a 48 chevy sedan Has anyone installed a 96 s10 steering gear pump and gear box

Has anyone installed a 96 s10 steering gear and box into a 48 chevy sedan delivery any ideas,suggestions,or tips would be welcome.Thankyou

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not sure what the 91 5.0 looks like but my father put stang ifs in his 47 chevy convert.
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Has anyone installed a 91 mustang 5.0 crossmember
jokr8 ... WELCOME to Hotrodders.com

I believe the lack of responses to your question is from the fact that the 91 Mustang front ends are NOT the ones most rodders use in their rods. The one most rodders use is a generation or two ahead of the 91 models and is based on the Pinto/Mustang II from the mid 70's.

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Are you wanting to use the Mustang suspension cradle complete with struts? I've built several Mustangs (totals) and while they're easy to work on and build in stock configuration (the engine/trans/suspension plugs in from beneath as a single assembly), it would be an awkward swap into your late 40's Chev.

The initial problem is that the suspension is a McPherson strut, you'd have to fabricate upper strut mounts, which would probably interfere with the Chev's front fenders, as they are too tall to to under the fender. Perhaps a shorter strut, an aftermarket one, could be used with a mount from firewall to frame, which would work if you're doing a tube frame/cage.

The second "bolt in" problem is that the engine sets directly on top of the crossmember in the Mustang, WAY too far forward for your car. Your Chevvy's engine sets back further in the frame, so you can't just plunk the frame down onto the mustang cradle and bolt it up.

There are lot's of other ways to skin this cat that'll work better, be cheaper, and be buildable. You'll ruin two cars if you try to proceed with this swap, the Chevvy and the Mustang. Get a Heidt's, Fatman, or other Mustang based aftermarket front, or use a Dakota pickup or GM mid size (Malibu, Cutlass, Regal) from the 80's. The latter are getting scarce, and will need rebuilding so you'll end up spending as much as the new aftermarket deals.

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