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Difference between Ford pickup and car steering box?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by yoyodyne, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. yoyodyne
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    Here's the deal - I want to put the later style box in my stock 36 pickup. I bought what is supposed to be a 38 PU steering box with the column torched off, and a 39 car box with the column intact. The plan is to install the car innards into the PU box and install it in my truck. Yes, I know the column is longer, there's a reason for that being a good thing in this situation - I need more height to clear my knees, I can shorten it as needed. I was looking at the two box castings today side by side, and I can see no difference between the two boxes. I expected the difference to be obvious. How do I determine what I have? I don't want to get the truck torn apart and find out I have the wrong box ready to install.
     
  2. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    Cars and pickups of the same year use the same box.
     
  3. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    Shouldn't be any difference.
     
  4. yoyodyne
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    Great, thanks. Guess I've been told wrong, I understood the column angle was different.
     

  5. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    The angle is changed via the oblong holes in the frame mounting bracket, regardless, I think it's only a few degrees difference.
     

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