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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris P, May 21, 2007.
Are the steering boxes the same for all years in the f100 trucks?
Well here it comes do a search - then I suppose you can ask, WHY
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Ill repeat the scuttlebutt that I was told years ago but never verified. The 56 box was preferred because the 56 was the first year for the dished steering wheel giving it a shorter shaft and tube for a better fit than the 53-55.
Tommy's right, the 56 Effie box & shaft is shorter (35 3/8") than 53-55 (36 7/8") because of the all new "driverized" cab for 1956, which featured a safety-designed, dished, steering wheel. (I'm an automotive marketing guy & even I don't buy that line!) I can't speak to specifics on pre-53 or post 56 boxes, but know that they are not interchangeable w/ the 53-56's. Check out Mid-Fifty F100s in Arizona for parts/pieces on these (www.midfifty.com). Hope this helps.
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