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2WD steering box for crossover ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Nov 18, 2001.

    I got out my steering box today to clean it up and get it ready for my crossover that I am working on and low an behold it is a the shaft is cracked/broke on it(Has a piece missing from the shaft). Talk about pissed !!! So what I need to know now is what year of 2WD box am I looking for again? I have an 88 Burb now and want to make sure the lines are the same size. I have an extra 4WD steering gear box if someone wanted to trade !!! Damn it !!! If it isn't one thing it's another.

    [​IMG]<font color=red>BigBurb[​IMG]
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  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Same year, 2wd. That is what I got and no problems.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  2. I know where there is an 86 and an 89 2WD is why I am asking. I think they are the same 80-91.

    [​IMG]<font color=red>BigBurb[​IMG]
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  3. moneypit

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    You don,t have to change the box just the pitman shaft. I swapped mine without removing the box from the truck.
     
  4. mpascino

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    I got a box from a 79 and had to change the shaft out because the lines were different.
    Mike

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  5. Thanks, I'll have too keep my eyes open for all that

    [​IMG]<font color=red>BigBurb[​IMG]
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  6. Well then, send me a 2WD shaft and you to install it and I'll buy the beer !!!

    [​IMG]<font color=red>BigBurb[​IMG]
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  7. DesertDueler

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    Get the one from the 86 since it is the same body stlye. I think they changed box designs with the new body stlye but not sure.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  8. KRAZIE87K5

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    Installing a new (used ) 2WD sector shaft is a piece of cake. Go to the junkyard, find ANY Chevy 2WD, pull the pitman arm, remove the 4 bolts on the top plate, and pull the shaft out the top of the steering box.

    I put it in my box, while it stayed in the truck. Pulled the old 4WD shaft, and installed the 2WD shaft. It was a piece of cake, honestly. It all went by so fast, I didn't even get a chance to crack a beer! [​IMG]

    Give it a shot! I spent $15 on the shaft... vs. $300 for a new/rebuilt box.... sounds like a no brainer to me!

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  9. Damn a "NO BEER" job. Not sure I can do that one then !!

    [​IMG]<font color=red>BigBurb[​IMG]
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  10. Waxer

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    So its that simple? Take the top cover off, pull the 4wd shaft out, put the 2wd shaft in and replace the top cover?

    Should the top cover gasket and shaft seal be replaced at the same time? Or will they be fine during all of this?

    Thanks in advance.

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  11. moneypit

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    Should be fine. I believe they are metel gasket so of you don't create any grooves you should be fine. Piece of cake!
     

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