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swapping steering boxes, need quick help.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    hey there, im swapping my 4wd steering box out for a 2wd box to do crossover, and i need help disconnecting the steering shaft from the box. i have the 2 lines out and i know there are the 4 bolts that are in the saide of the frame. at what point do i disconnect the steering shaft, so i can take the box out? sorry if it doesnt make 100% sense, hopefully u understand what im trying to do :doah: :D

    thanks,
    james
     
  2. az ranger

    az ranger 1/2 ton status

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    I Just Changed Mine Out Last Week And I Took The Two Bolts Out Of The Rag Joint Where The Shaft Meets The Box Then Took Out The 4 Bolts That Hold The Box To The Frame. Once The Box Is Free You Can Pull It Away From The Shaft. The Steering Shaft Should Also Collapse A Few Inches If Necessary That Helps When Reinstalling
     
  3. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    alright thanks, ill go back outside in the 25* weather and continue :-)
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Why not just swap sector shafts? It is soooo much easier! Four bolts and voila!

    -- A
     
  5. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    haha well well i already got a 2wd box tapped for hydro assist so....haha. i got it out, jus gatta call a buddy up to help me line the holes up, i dont wana spend all day trying to line them up myself
     
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    should my 4wd box rag joint work with the 2wd box? its not fitting?
     
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    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    mine was the same
     
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    Fair nuff -- and sweet!

    -- A
     
  9. big adam

    big adam Newbie

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    stearing box

    i would like to know if the 2 whl stearing box works wiyh no modifications. plus i'm looking for a full cage fore my 1975 jimmy that im installing 1 ton running gear in soon. looking for some better stearing . thanks adam abasikowski@sbc global.net
     

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