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F100 steering boxes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris P, May 21, 2007.

  1. Chris P
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 429

    Chris P
    from Tucson

    Are the steering boxes the same for all years in the f100 trucks?

    Thanks, Chris
  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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  3. LB+1
    Joined: Sep 28, 2006
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    from 71291

    Well here it comes do a search - then I suppose you can ask, WHY
    "I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger then it hit me."
    Remember, I'm just a fng-lb+1
  4. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    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.

  5. cosmotiki
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 17

    from SoCal

    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 ( Hope this helps.

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