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steering gear 79 wtb

Discussion in 'Parts & Trucks Wanted' started by 4x4k20, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. 4x4k20

    4x4k20 1/2 ton status

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    i need one for my 79 k20. i put one on off an 87 and my hoses wont hook up to it. :mad:
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    hose info

    the old style were 45 flare. the new are flat with oring lip . if possible get pump and hoses from 87 . or make change over hoses from both sets.
     
  3. 4x4k20

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    this is allways the way my luck goes . i thought it fit rite on my truck and wouldnt cost me nuthing. but i just went and bought a rebuilt one for 200 bucs .
     
  4. Larry_in_Tx

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    A good parts house will let you swap the nut out in the back of you’re pump with one that will work for you out of a core they have laying around. That and some new hoses and it’s a done deal. :thumb:
     
  5. R72K5

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    yep swap the nut in back of your pump and youll be fine, the only real problem is the hi side hose it is one piece hose, and you need o ring type end fitting for lo side, me and many other ppl here have fitting and hose end laying around and maybe even an 80-up hi side hose assembly too,

    79 older were flare seat

    80 up o ring

    as you have found out and many others have in the past

    and will in the future

    good luck
     
  6. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've got a gear box off of a 79 and some extra hoses. Let me know if I can help.
     
  7. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    I pulled the original steering box off of my '79 K20 when I put in the 6.2L diesel w/hydroboost and had to go to o-ring style fittings (since my donor was an '84). Everything was working good when I pulled it and I'd sell it for $25 plus shipping.
     

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