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horseballz
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From: LasVegas,NV
Registered: Dec 99

posted 08-14-2005 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for horseballz        Reply w/Quote
Howdy Folks,
Does anyone know of an easy way to upgrade to a later model "Saginaw" style sterring box to avoid installing the problematic hydraulic cylinder type? The car is original manual steering and we would like to add power steering with no (or a minimum of) cutting, bending, drilling or welding. Is there a late model box that could have a bracket fabricated withou bastardizing our car?
Thanks

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DidgeyTrucker
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Posts: 1813
From: Greenbrier, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 08-14-2005 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker        Reply w/Quote
I think the full size Ford chassis were very similar through 1964, if that helps. there might be kits for the '63/'64 Galaxies.

This is a "rear steer" design, meaning the box is behind the axle centerline, right? You might look at any full size Ford that is a rear steer design.

I love stuff like this, something you can't order out of a catalog. It takes thinking on your own and makes it truly unique.

Tracy

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 08-14-2005 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
You may want to check out the setup from a '71-'73 Mustang/Cougar. It's a good rear steer Saginaw box.

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KULTULZ
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Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 06-14-2006 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
Must have missed this one...

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cobrajeff
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Posts: 38
From: White Lake, MI, USA
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 06-15-2006 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobrajeff        Reply w/Quote
Here's a guy who makes rack & pinion set-ups for early Fords:

http://www.wurthitdesigns.com/

regards,

Jeff

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KULTULZ
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From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-12-2006 01:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
There have been a few reports of users having trouble with this product;

-Referring Thread of Saginaw Box Conversion-

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