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Old 09-26-2007, 01:44 PM
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Can anyone tell me if I can put an 800 steering box (square cover) in place of my 605 (round cover) on my 82 Elky? Please don't tell me to look it up, because it doesn't answer my question, just tells you there are 2 different types. There is an 800 on an 83 thats in the junk yard and it looks in good shape, definitely better than what I have now. Thanks to anyone who knows if you can, or have done it themselves. Thanks Again, Crash

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Most salvage yards have a " Hollander " parts exchange manual.



The " Hollander " will tell you what will interchange and what will not.
I have a few " Hollanders " but the newest one I have stops @ 1975.
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Thanks, but thats the problem here where I live, the yards are all pull and pay. No more Hollanders, no info on what might be in the yard, you just have to search and find on your own. The mounting bolts line up , and the shaft is the same size, so I don't know what the difference is between the two boxes.
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The 800 series box is physically bigger, and header clearance could be a problem.
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Steering box swap

If thats the only difference then it's not an issue, have a ton of room there. Just wasn't sure if there was an internal difference between the two boxes?
Thanks, Crash
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I wouldn't be too worried about the internals of the box.
that would affect two things. one is the lock to lock turning ratio and the other is the amount of pressure it takes to turn the wheel.
I take it that the 800 box is on an Elkie or a car of the same platform. It should be a bolt on deal that sounds pretty good.

I did a bit of snooping and came up with this website.
http://www.angelfire.com/tx/lonestar...s/steering.htm It is about swapping the later boxes into earlier Chevelles but has what I believe is the info you want.
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Thanks for the info, I'll check it out. Thanks Again, Crash
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