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I know this is probably common knowledge for truck folk, but I'm going to throw it out there. how can I put power steering on my 70 c-10? A friend has a power steering box off a 78 4x4 1/2 ton chevy that he offered. can I use it and what problems will i have to over come? TY for any help

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Post Re: newbie p/s question
I don't know for sure about the 4x4 one working, but any power steering gear box all the way up to 87 will work. The bolt holes are all the same on the frame. Try to keep the pressure line if you can.

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TY. So its as simple as changing the box and adding the pump? What about pitman arm?

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Yes, the pitman arm is different, but typically when you grab a box at the junk yard the arm is on it. Most people don't bring a puller with them.

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Post Re: newbie p/s question
The 4x4 pitman arm is different.

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2wd verses 4wd pitman arm is differant but im not sure about the gear box myself

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Thanks for the help. That points me in right direction.

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Post Re: newbie p/s question
Yep, I have done it in the past on a 2wd. Used a 73-87 steering box w/pitman arm. Swapped over to five lug while I was at it.


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Post Re: newbie p/s question
A 4x4 box will not work on a 2wd, the pitman shaft is different and a 2wd arm will not fit. As Bryan said, 68-87 will work but the fittings are different on 77 up. I have a complete set-up off a 72, pump, brackets, pulley and box. $125 if you want it.

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May take you up on offer, can you give me a day or two to line things up?
also trying to figure this PB thing out. Image

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I picked this up for 800.00. 1970 swb c-10, worn out 307 and a junked TH350. appreciate any feedback on wether or not I screwed up.
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Nice beginner for 8 c notes :wink:

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ironheadfrog wrote:
May take you up on offer, can you give me a day or two to line things up?
also trying to figure this PB thing out. Image

Sure, just let me know.

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looks like a good body on that truck and interior looks ok to ... I agree with Craig not a bad beginer at all many ways you can go with it

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Some more pics. I would like to drop it 2 in front and 4 in back. Have a 350 gonna build stock and like to keep it simple and clean Image

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I have a set of 4 inch drop springs for sale in the parts section.

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I would give you your money back in a heartbeat, nice find. :punk:


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Nice truck. I wouldn't blink handing over $800 for a shortbed in that shape.

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