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Old 12-01-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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65 Power Steering Conversion

Hey Guys,

I did the power steering box conversion last week on my 65 and I thought I would post up some pictures that might help someone else doing the same thing.

I used the CPP kit. CaptainFab also makes a kit. Here is his thread that has a lot of good info.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=332923

I am installing a LS motor that has the PS pump on it.

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Old 12-01-2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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Re: 65 Power Steering Conversion

Great info, write up, and pictures. Maybe this will be my next upgrade...
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Nice right up man...good points made towards Caption Fab as well....Great job !!
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:03 AM   #7
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Re: 65 Power Steering Conversion

I have a kit to do this,just haven't got to that point yet, thanks for the pics and info. ,this will come in handy!!
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:39 AM   #8
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Very Nice right up !!!!!!! I'll use it this weekend when I install mine.....Thanks

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Old 12-02-2009, 12:46 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:06 AM   #10
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Thanks for the mention TR65

Nice job on the installation and write up.....of course you always do nice work.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:14 AM   #11
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Re: 65 Power Steering Conversion

Excellent presentation and great pictures to go along with the conversion. This is the best "play-by-play", I have seen on this conversion and I appreciate your time and efforts. I have done several and this hits all the key elements of the power steering box mounting & shaft modification on the button.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:59 PM   #12
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Thanks for the kind words men.

I can't tell you how much help I have gotten from this site. It sure is fun working on these old trucks.

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Old 12-02-2009, 09:22 PM   #13
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TR65...That's over the top as far as instructions..I did this conversion about a year ago, would have been easier with your help though.. Big help
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:48 PM   #14
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Nice write up. Have you had a chance to drive it yet?
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #15
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Amazing write up. Gotta love the pics too. Who doesn't love pics? This is the next big upgrade I'm doing.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:31 PM   #16
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I sure don't like using just a 1/4 inch bolt to keep the steering shaft indexed on the rag joint. I'd feel a lot better with a weld bead around it too.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:39 PM   #17
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Re: 65 Power Steering Conversion

Beautiful!! Excellent write up. I will definitely be using this information when I convert my lady's truck to P/S.
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THIS SERIES IS DESTINED TO BE A CLASSIC!

This will really come in handy on my truck! Thank You!

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:55 PM   #19
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You made it look so easy even I could do that. I have to agree with Tx Firefighter, I will throw a bead around the steering shaft.
Nice write up.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:41 PM   #20
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Nice picture and a good write up ,thanks. I'll put this on my list of stuff yo do.

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Old 12-03-2009, 08:51 PM   #21
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Re: 65 Power Steering Conversion

Great writeup.. I think this deserves to go in the FAQ section.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:14 PM   #22
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I sure don't like using just a 1/4 inch bolt to keep the steering shaft indexed on the rag joint. I'd feel a lot better with a weld bead around it too.
I hear you Tex. I might do that. CPP recommended bolting instead of welding so I did it. I am not sure that the bolt is the weak link in that whole gimickus though. In theory the steering shaft will see very little torque as long as the engine is running. The spline into the gear box is smaller than the one on the manual box as well.

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Nice write up. Have you had a chance to drive it yet?
Well the goal was to take it off the road the end of August and be driving the LS2 by the end of December. Ain't going to happen. Eventhough I did a lot of things in advance, fabbing engine mounts, cross member, etc. took a lot more work than I thought, as usual. And I am going to re-program the computer myself, oh yea, and then the wiring. I am using the stock harness and I have pre-wired it but the chances of it all being right are nil.

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Old 12-05-2009, 11:30 AM   #23
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great article, very helpful, thanks
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:38 PM   #24
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I have to admit, I had one of those bolts break! I was lucky to be turning a corner slowly with no cars coming. Was a left turn, so I went straight right into the ditch. I think I will look into welding mine.
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Where do you get the shaft extension, mine didn't come with one.......And why do you have to change the idler arm........Thanks

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