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will a 2wd steering box work?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 69K5, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. 69K5

    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    topic says it all. i have a donor truck for breaks and ect. will the steering box work? its an 84 2wd?

    thanks /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gifnathan
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Only if you also install crossover steering. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Otherwise, when you turn the wheel right, the truck will go left and vice versa. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  3. 69K5

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    thanks. when i find my 4wd donor ill just yank that too.

    thanks

    nathan
     
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    WHAT???
    That's strange.
    You will need a crossover setup to make the 2wd box work but only the car 2wd boxes will make it turn the wrong direction.
     
  5. Pure Insanity

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    The car boxes depend on "front steer or rear steer".

    Front steer being the box in FRONT of the engine crossmember, like a truck or 70 up Camaro, and most cars.

    Rear steer is BEHIND the Xmemeber like a 1st gen Camaro or Nova.
     
  6. ChevyCaGal

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    So um.... you're not using that 2wd one huh? Want too sell it by chance? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  7. 69K5

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    steph,

    i told my friend to scrap it yesterday. If i can save it before he does its yours.no charge except the trip. i'll pm you when I find out.

    69K5
    nathan /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. Pure Insanity

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    Looks like I made a partial mistake. In reference to front and rear steer I was referring to the box position. NOW there is different boxes too that the pitman arm is in front of or behind the box. (as to how it swings on the shaft) They would also be reversed. IIRC.
     
  9. Chaz88K5

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    well we all know the car one dosent work well now dosent it /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif..just messin with ya
     
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    ouch!!! you got me on that one. Just goes to show that we all make mistakes i guess.
    For those of you that are lost i sent Chaz a car 2wd box on accident.
     
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    Everyone makes mistakes...just so everyone knows..Matt is a awsome guy to deal with..took care of the problem without any hassle at all..i wasent in a hurry for the box anyway...(since i lost my licence) i just found it kinda funny when i started to pull the truck out of the shop...stuff happens..but if i ever need anything and they have it...more than likly they will get the call..WTO kicks ass ..thanks again matt for your help..(oh yea for all you non paid members..the discount helps out alot too from them...it paid for the member ship twice over )
     

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