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Old 03-12-2018, 09:38 PM   #1
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Steering coupler or rag joint

Hello my truckin' friends. I hope all is well with your trucks. I have a 1972 c10 short bed truck. it has a manual gear box. I installed a 5.3/700r4 drivetrain and I want to upgrade to power steering. a friend gave me a 1983 C10 power steering gear box so I removed the manual gear box and installed the power steering gear box. I want build it right, with fresh parts. I have a few questions, 1) how do I find the correct Steering coupler (rag Joint)? as I searched rockauto and they have several rag joints to choose from. are there measurements needed to select the right one? 2) I also want to buy tie rods, idler arm, pitman arm, tie rods sleeves, etc, do I stick with the 1972 parts or do I purchase stuff for a 1983 c10? the pitman arm on the power steering gear box is from a the 1983 C10. I appreciate any assistance, thanks in advance, clark.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: Steering coupler or rag joint

I'm using the later box in mine. I probably cheated but for a rag joint, I used the flange from each of the original steering column and the box I was installing. I put a rebuild kit for a rag joint in and that worked like a charm. IIRC I bought a new Pitman for a 73 up and it worked with the original stuff. I had just replaced everything due to a disc swap. It works great but I do need to get new hoses, the ones from the 78 or so box are a bit long and don't run the way I would like.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:25 AM   #3
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Re: Steering coupler or rag joint

ok, sorry if i seem dumb but can you rephrase your answer? also what is IIRC? i assume that you used a rebuild kit for your rag joint, right. i plan on using the a new rag joint (steering coupler) from rockauto. the listed couplers have different sizes. i am sure someone has done this before.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:32 AM   #4
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Re: Steering coupler or rag joint

IIRC is "if I remember correctly"
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:07 PM   #5
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Re: Steering coupler or rag joint

Look at post #5 in the thread below...

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=684514
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:55 PM   #6
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Re: Steering coupler or rag joint

In the back corner of Autozone they have new rag joints. Just spotted them the other day.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:22 PM   #7
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Re: Steering coupler or rag joint

Get rid of the rag joint and use a jeep cherokee steering shaft.

Edit: I believe you want a pitman arm for a power steering box that matches your year truck. It MAY be the same as the newer box uses. Compare part numbers between the years on rockauto.
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Re: Steering coupler or rag joint

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Look at post #5 in the thread below...

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=684514
This said nothing of what IIRC means...
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Re: Steering coupler or rag joint

hello to all. thanks for your replies. i bought a rag joint off ebay for a 1983 c10. the size is "13/16" 31 spline input shafts with flat and 3-1/4" OD steering coupling assembly". i hope it works. if not i'll buy the next size. as for the steering arm i buy the for a 1971 C10 truck (K6131).
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