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F100 Pitmam arm - interchange??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 48bill, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. 48bill
    Joined: Mar 27, 2001
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    48bill
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    I am using a 1953 -56 F100 steering box in my modified roadster. The pitman arm is a completely different style of attachment and spline than the F-1 and the 1932-48 ford car.

    Are there other pitman arms that will interchange with the F100 style that will get away from the ball style mounting of drag link where I can use either a tyrod end or a heim joint on the F100 box?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. heavytlc
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 472

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    Grind off the backside of the pressed ball, remove the ball and weld, or drill to the size you want. I run a dodge d100 steering box in my 56f100, had to weld the f100 steering ball in the d100 steering arm. What I did was what you need in reverse.
     
  3. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,143

    hugh m
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    from ct.

    I used an F 100 pitman arm on my 37 ford stock car just by filing a few splines in it...don't know if it would work like that the other way around, but would certainly be worth a looksee.
     
  4. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    from phoenix

    I think a later F100, 57 and up arm is a bolt on and uses a standard tie rod end.
     

  5. cuznbrucie
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,567

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    This is correct.......you need to get a 1957 F-100 pitman arm.......I am using a box from a '56, but with a '57 pit arm........works like a charm.....

    I got mine brand new from John's F-Fun Hundreds:

    http://www.johnsf100.com/

    CB
     

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