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Another Steering Box Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5MONSTERCHEV, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    My buddy has an 87 chevy 2wd, and I have a 72 4wd. Were going to swap boxes.
    I heard somewhere here of a conversion fitting so I can run my SAE lines and the Metric fitting box, and so he can run his Metric lines and my SAE fitting box.

    OR my other idea (which id rather do) is, would it just be easier to switch the sector shafts?? If so, how har is this? Thanks in advance. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I just replaced my sector shaft with one out of a 2wd and it was pretty easy. If your just going to replace the shaft it's just a matter of taking out the 4 bolts on the cap and pulling the shaft out. But in my opinion, if your going to have the box out and opened already, just go ahead and do a complete rebuild on it. I actually had a friend do this since he had done it many times before. But it didn't seem all that hard. The kit usually comes with a good diagram showing where everything goes.

    Good Luck /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  3. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    MAN, that seems too easy. Thats probablly what Ill do. The sector shafts will interchange no prob? Ill look into a rebuild kit tomorrow.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    My buddy has an 87 chevy 2wd, and I have a 72 4wd. Were going to swap boxes

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    So if I am understanding this , you are going crossover with side to side box, and he is going solid axle conversion with no crossover with your front to back box. Or are you just getting his box? Sounds to me like both rigs will be tons better /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Correct, Im doing crossover, he has a 2wd were converting to 4wd and hes going to use stock steering, for now.
     
  6. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Anyone else?
     
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    Just sawp out the boxes. You need a 2wd box for the crossover and He needs a 4wd box for 4x4.
     
  8. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    My main question was about the fittings. His is metric, im SAE.
     
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    get some adapters. If you dont want to change them just swap the shaft. That would be the easiest thing to do.

    Nick
     
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    Yeah I guess ill just swap shafts since you guys say it will work!
     
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    Thanks!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    So I just pull out the 4x shaft and put in the 2x one, correct?
     
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    yep it slides right in
     
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    Thank you! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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