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Old 05-28-2009, 10:22 PM   #1
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REZ Engineering power steering kit- a mini review

I was going to just make up my own plate for the power steering box install on my 63, but lately I haven't been feeling too well, so I just ordered one.
I ordered a REZ Engineering kit through Classic Parts. It's a great kit and super easy to install. Total time was about 30 minutes or so, and I was going at a real easy pace. It cost me 67 dollars total including delivery charges.

I have done the reading and know there are several great kits out there, but for me, I chose the REZ since it has a plate inside the framerail and outside the rail. This sandwiches the frame. On the donor truck that I removed all of my front end stuff from, there were extensive cracks in the frame rails around the steering box holes. I figured a little extra insurance offered by the inside plate was worth it.

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Old 05-28-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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I agree- I put one in my '66 and am happy with it so far.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:52 AM   #3
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I would have used the REZ but they wont work on the 60-62.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:53 AM   #4
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Re: REZ Engineering power steering kit- a mini review

good article from custom classic trucks, about installing the REZ kit(once you get past all the pop ups):


http://www.customclassictrucks.com/t...fit/index.html

power steering pics with a REZ kit - install - plus scans of the REZ instructions

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Old 06-01-2009, 09:42 AM   #5
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I just installed one on my 61 what a pain,BUT man if I knew it would drive this nice I would have done it sooner! Awesome!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:29 AM   #6
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I just installed one on my 61 what a pain,BUT man if I knew it would drive this nice I would have done it sooner! Awesome!
I believe it's because you have an earlier torsion bar truck with the boxed frame section. The 63 and newer is much easier in this regard.

It was well worth the money though wasn't it ?
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:04 PM   #7
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It drives like a caddy. Better than I ever thought possible!
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:53 PM   #8
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I just installed one on my 61 what a pain,BUT man if I knew it would drive this nice I would have done it sooner! Awesome!
That is why I went with a kit from CPP , easy to install on our 60-62 boxed frame. I held off on installing mine for about a year ( lazy) and agree it is a great up grade
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:51 PM   #9
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Damn, I paid $69.99 plus $10.00 shipping from REZ, How you get it so cheap?

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Old 06-01-2009, 04:07 PM   #10
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I just ordered it from Classic Parts. Normal price.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:08 PM   #11
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Ahh Pictures
http://www.classicparts.com/1960-66-...ctinfo/76-979/
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:20 PM   #12
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We have used many parts from REZ and never had a problem wuth any of them. Good Company
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:39 PM   #13
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I have no problem with REZ, it just that the adaptor is made for a 63-66 frame and you don't find out until you get the instruction, No Big Deal I just sold it anyway.

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here is the CPP kit I used on my 60, and the REZ kit for 63-66 note the diffferent in the inner bracket
The cpp instructions left a lot to be desiered
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:32 PM   #15
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:11 PM   #16
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I can't make it this year, due to a prior comitment, next year for sure !!!
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:10 PM   #17
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whats the web address for cpp
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:17 PM   #18
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I think REZ has had the most copied products around. They made the brackets years before most and only with the tiny little add in back of mags in the 60's Now everyone copies and sell stuff for less.
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thats pretty funny. I just did not know what cpp stood for wanted to make sure I was going to the correct site. I found it earlier though.
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I get my first CPP cheque this month

back to the rez kit. sometime it would hurt to put a longer plate on the inside as it would eliminate stress from it cracking again at the end of those plates as they do not seem to go very far past the bolt holes
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:54 PM   #22
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Re: REZ Engineering power steering kit- a mini review

I used the REZ kit on my 60 almost almost 20 years ago because it was the only kit on the market I was aware of at the time. Back then they didn't mention it wouldn't work on a 1960, so it just took a little longer. I had to drill an extra hole in the steering box mounting tab and used a heavy wall steel tubing spacer near the front, and it's been working great ever since.

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Old 04-29-2010, 02:45 AM   #23
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gonna try this set up soon on my 66 C-10. Wish me luck.pics to follow...
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:46 AM   #24
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I put an REZ kit on my 65 years ago, probably 18-20, like markeb01 said, it was the only one available, and it has worked flawlessly. I took my ps gearbox off to have more room for the LSx install ( didnt really need to tho) and there was absolutely no frame damage, says alot about their kit IMO.
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