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Old 10-25-2012, 10:54 PM
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74 Ford Steering Options ???

hey guys,

I have recently bought a 74 highboy and looking to build it up. It currently has a dana 44 in the front with ram assist steering. I am looking to put roughly 37's on it and wondering what is my best option for upgrading the steering ???
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:41 PM
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A steering box from a 78 79 f 250
But it's not a bolt in swap cutting and welding required
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:24 PM
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is it a long and tough swap? i will be getting it done at either a shop or hopefully paying cash for some one to do it if i can find someone. sadly just don't have time.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:27 PM
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Biggest problem is finding the parts
Really isn't anything wrong with the ram set up if it works
Wheeled my 72 with that set up for years till I bent the frame
And swaped a 78 frame
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:06 AM
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yah, I was just looking for a little bit smoother steering.. as much as i like the old arm strong its a pain in the ass somtimes and with bigger tires it would only get worst right
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:39 AM
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If the truck gets wheel , make sure the spacers get install inside the frame rail . Just help friend do the swap not that hard . He had found a good write up , on the net . Have lots of the boxes if no luck up there .
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:26 PM
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I am actually down in maple ridge now, what did it end up costing your buddy? ball park
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:09 PM
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We did the work , so just the cost of steel . He also did a d60 and cross steer at the same time , hard to put cost . things to look at would be steering shaft work , pitman arm , steering linkage and possible box rebuild . Putting use parts in only find out junk , what kind of down time can the truck have ? Smart to get all parts needed first ,could be done in a few days .
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:09 AM
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Truck is just sitting there waiting.. I am in no rush I have the steering box for cross over for a 60 ( Just can't find a dana 60 forsale ) and that is about it.. I bought the truck couple months ago as a project be nice to see it running next summer.
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