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Old 07-07-2017, 10:04 AM   #1
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60 4x4 power steering conversion

Thanks in advance,

I have a 60 short step half ton. My research so far had brought up cross steer conversions which I do not have.

My box pitman arm shaft spline comes out the side and the arm points straight down. Then linkage runs horizontal to the top of knuckle.

Would love some help. Thanks Ray
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: 60 4x4 power steering conversion

This forum is my only hope, or I head to junk yard and find something.

ccp says none of their boxes are heavy enough for 4x4.
lmc has nothing
Golden state trucks has nothing

I have called all 4x4 shops in sac, nothing.

I have emailed Captain Fab. And another vendor on this site.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:48 AM   #3
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Re: 60 4x4 power steering conversion

Captain Fab will be the guy to help! he makes some great power steering conversion brackets!
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:56 AM   #4
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Captain Fab will be the guy to help! he makes some great power steering conversion brackets!
Thanks I hope so, I don't know if the 8 inch lift will create a problem or not.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:47 AM   #5
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Re: 60 4x4 power steering conversion

If you do find a solution, please post as I am also very interested in this conversion.

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Old 07-07-2017, 11:51 AM   #6
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If you do find a solution, please post as I am also very interested in this conversion.

Thanks
Just maybe getting close, maybe a push pull steering box from an 80s chevy 4x4 will work. May have to fab my brackets but I can do that.
I will post the results.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:26 PM   #7
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Re: 60 4x4 power steering conversion

search for 4x4 builds here. there is a few of us the that have done it. Captains mounting plate is what i used. I take it you have a stock front axle (closed knuckle)? Go to the 6o-66 forum and ck out my build. A little more info over there. You could drive up the hill and ck out mine as you are in Sac.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:48 PM   #8
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search for 4x4 builds here. there is a few of us the that have done it. Captains mounting plate is what i used. I take it you have a stock front axle (closed knuckle)? Go to the 6o-66 forum and ck out my build. A little more info over there. You could drive up the hill and ck out mine as you are in Sac.
I will definitely come see you, I am near grantline and calvine. Will pm you when ready.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:01 AM   #9
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Re: 60 4x4 power steering conversion

We fired up the 60, first run in 15 years. Ran just perfect.

Last Saturday we went to LA and bought following at truck shop; tank, sending unit, carpet, sill plates, filler neck and got a catalogue. We looked at the quality of the chrome bed step plates, they looked awesome, will order them soon.

We ordered new polished aluminum radiator from auto city classic 239.00. New chrome vacuum booster and master for 180.00.

Got a steering box and pitman arm, O'Reilly will have drag link parts and clutch slave by 10am tomorrow.

New brackets coming from captain fab.

Tomorrow is removal of seat and tank.

Thanks much to this forum.
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:47 PM   #10
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Ray-- Glad you are making progress on the 60-k10. we need some pics of the tk on here.

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Old 07-13-2017, 07:18 PM   #11
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Yea we need some pictures please....I want to see that beast...
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:08 PM   #12
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Hey Randy--paint your bed yet? Ray I post pics by going to go advanced and up-load off my computer.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #13
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Hey Randy--paint your bed yet? Ray I post pics by going to go advanced and up-load off my computer.
I only have my smart android phone no computer. Is that advanced button on this forum. I will try to find it.

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Old 07-15-2017, 01:09 PM   #14
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:38 PM   #15
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Re: 60 4x4 power steering conversion

This is a test to see pic. My 53 henry. So now on to 60 k10 pics. If this works.
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:27 PM   #16
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This beast is so big can't get it in pics. Under my carport in shade, if I get in sun then we get a black blob. I will peace meal some pics.
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:48 PM   #17
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Re: 60 4x4 power steering conversion

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Re: 60 4x4 power steering conversion

WOW I like no 61-K10 I haven't had time to paint my bed or hood yet...
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Sorry Ray60Apache for walking in on your post...Looks like you have a winner there I like the 4x4's. I like them all but I kinda favor the 4x4's more...do you have any more pictures of your truck...
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:38 PM   #21
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Sorry Ray60Apache for walking in on your post...Looks like you have a winner there I like the 4x4's. I like them all but I kinda favor the 4x4's more...do you have any more pictures of your truck...
No problem, most likely bigger men than you have stepped on my toes. Love the pics.
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:41 PM   #22
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Front rear shoes

I thought it would be too good to be true. Oriellys got me wrong shoes for front. Their computer said they would fit.

Anybody got a good part number. Their hoses fit fine.

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Old 07-15-2017, 07:53 PM   #23
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60 k10 front brake

Here is compare pic. Just maybe it will fit.
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:41 PM   #24
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That new show will not fit.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:11 AM   #25
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Seat rebuild

Rebuild the broken parts

Used the old fashion tie twine to make it improved. I will reinforce with foam.
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