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I recently acquired a 36 Chevy high cab pu . At some point a gm steering gearbox was mounted sideways but never hooked up because the rotation was wrong. After looking at all kinds of gear boxes it occurred to me that what would be simplest would be to reverse the input into this box. Do they make something along the lines of a steering quickener that would reverse the rotation of the steering shaft? It would only need a gear to gear coupling to change the direction. Any ideas? It wouldn't necessarily need to be an automotive application if it could be adapted.Thoughts:confused: on this?
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. Maybe reverse the wheel spindles from side to side and put the steering linkage ahead of or behind where it is now in relation to the engine mount crossmember... (we used to run into this problem with homemade gokarts... LOL!)
 

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the idea is if you reverse the direction of input you don't have to change anything. And would make life easier for about a thousand hotrodders with the same dilemma
 

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very bad location of box

u'd need to put a hole in the fender to make it work no matter what u do with that one.. changing direction can be done by putting pitman arm up or down from the position it's in now. a corvair box will mount close to the same place and they are reversible, there is another but can't think of name that is used for cross steering. they are mounted close to front end.
 

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There are a lot of unusual steering boxes in medium duty trucks. Isuzu trucks even use a steering reverser that is like a small boat V-drive gearbox. Cruise wrecking yards that have medium duty trucks until you find a box that works.

Also, don't the Saginaw boxes on the 4WD 1973-1987 Chevy pickups with the solid axle work backwards from those on the 2WD trucks?
 
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