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gear box ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AkMudr, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. AkMudr

    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    As much as you guys hate answering the retarded questions, I hate askin them., but I have no choice, searches came up empty. I'm peicing my xover stuff together and am at the gear box. I found a reman box at the junkyard for $25 off an '82 C30 454..

    Question is.....Did chevy EVER chance the power steering hoses thread size from metric to Sae? I.E. My truck was built in canada EH so I have a few metric piece here n there.

    I think its the same but wanna verify becuase I havent actually seen it with my own 2 eyes, a buddy put it aside for me and I'm not makint he trip unless it'll work.
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    the canadian trucks are the same as the american truck. as long as yours is a 81 and newer the box will work. the 81 newer have the metric hoses with the orings, the 80 and older have a SAE and flare fitting.
     
  3. AkMudr

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    Trucks an '85, box will be from an '82

    Why the hell did they change it all around? SAE just not workin? LOL
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Even if the fittings aren't the same, I'm pretty sure you can just swap the sector shaft into your 4x4 box.
     
  5. AkMudr

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    My 4x box is ****ed up, the main shaft is loose in the case so I'm gonna just get a new/reman and call it good. Makes a "popping" noise, lol.
     
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    Well, that kinda rules out the sector shaft swap. :grin:
     
  7. AkMudr

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    Yeh pretty much all my steering is ****ed, only reason I havent changed anythinis cuz im goin Xover lol. "keeps fingers crossed"
     

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