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Old 05-07-2018, 10:14 AM   #1
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Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

Can someone direct me to an existing thread that would help me work out the details of converting a 1968 k10 to power steering? I have a 1985 Corp 10bolt front axle, power steering box, pump and new control arm, drive links, and pitman arm. I just need to attach the box to the frame with the correct geometry. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:26 AM   #2
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

I don't know of a thread to share on this, and I have not done this swap. But I have always felts it would be exactly what you are doing...change everything involved. Probably all you need is the location of the steering box on a '70-'72 from a given point on the frame, since frames are no different other than steering box mounting. Pick a point and I'll see what I can do on my '72. What would be better is if someone has an open chassis.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:46 PM   #3
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

ck with captain fab he makes what you need. plate to mount the steering box.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:50 AM   #4
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

68 frame should be dimpled where the box bolts on. So everything is a bolt on, 'cept the pressure line unless you use the 85 pump with the early brackets depending on which engine you have and the pulley system
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:03 PM   #5
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

thought it might be dimpled, just a year off lol.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:22 PM   #6
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

68 frame is not dimpled for PS. I did this swap on my hulk jr build around post 63 link is in my signature. I used captain fabs bracket and a steering shaft I met I found at CPP. I used stock 72 PS hoses from the parts store

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Old 05-27-2018, 10:47 PM   #7
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

If it is a real 68 it should be dimpled
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:21 PM   #8
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

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If it is a real 68 it should be dimpled
Not sure about that, as all 67-68 that have Manuel steering boxes some just had hydraulic power assist and not a actual power steering gear box.
Maybe a half year thing? Early 68 versus a late 68? 69 up had the dimpled frames.
Interesting non the less.
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

See post number 7


I have 2 68s both were dimpled. Every 68 I've seen has been, beit manual or power steering. Never seen an assisted 68 only 67 and older
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:02 AM   #10
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Re: Converting a 1968 k10 to power steering.

Well check out my post 6. It has directions to a true 1968 k10 LWB that is not dimpled. Because you havenít seen one! After you check it out you can say you have . Good luck Clivis.
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