Ford Truck Fanatics  



Home Gallery TOTM New Posts My Threads / My Replies Links Sponsors Calendar Arcade Calculators Fliers
Go Back   Ford Truck Fanatics > F-Series > Generation 5

Generation 5 1967-1972 F100, F250, F350

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-14-2017, 06:33 PM
69Highboy's Avatar
69Highboy 69Highboy is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 4
69Highboy is on a distinguished road
1969 Steering questions

So I bought a 69 f250 highboy a month ago. Previous owner said the steering box blew up. He had a new one in the box. I helped him kinda half-@$$ put it on so that I could drive it home and figure it out later. I decided that I would send it to my friends shop. See what all it needed. Apparently the steering box that we put on isn't the right one. I texted the previous owner and he said it was out of a 79 bronco.

Is that fairly common?? My friend at the shop said that things were cut and welded so that they were shorter. (Center link or drag link cant remember) Steering shaft. And they said when you turn, the pitman arm is hitting the frame. The steering wheel has like a whole half turn of play. It's insane trying to keep it to go straight down the road.

I have been looking online for a new steering box. I hit the junkyards already. Every ford there is missing is steering box lol. What I am wondering is....I cannot find a steering box for a 4x4. Every single one I look at is for a 4x2. I was told by the shop to get the right box for the truck. 69 f250 390 4 speed. It has a power steering pump in it. That is another thing. When I look at the steering boxes for sale, none of them are for power steering applications. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Would love to drive this truck how its supposed to be driven.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 16788356_10154238331548021_814721070_n.jpg (143.3 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg 16779974_10154238331543021_1318174423_n.jpg (114.5 KB, 10 views)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-14-2017, 07:09 PM
Fellro's Avatar
Fellro Fellro is offline
Ford Truck Fanatic Administrator

Moderator
Admin
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Iowa County, Iowa
Posts: 7,455
Fellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond repute
The proper box will be a manual box with power assist. A common swap is one from 78-9 F250, but is by no means a direct swap. I did it to the 75 F250 I had, and while that was over 15 years ago, I recall having to build a spacer for it and do some minor modifications to get things to work. No cutting drag links or such though... The original was on the inside of the frame, as would be the 78-9 power steering box.
__________________
My trucks:
The workhorse, 86 F250 4x4 6.9 nat aspirated, 3.25 exhaust, custom intake, electric fuel pump, otherwise well used stock... not real pretty but just loves to work!

The other heavy hauler, 92 F350 2wd dually crew cab, flatbed/toolboxes, 92 Cummins VE 12V with intercooler, NV4500 manual

The beater: 88 F250 4x4, 5.8 5 speed
The project ... 1978 F150 4wd shortbed 351 auto

ASE certified parts specialist
I do most all of my own work so I know who to complain to..Roger

Last edited by Fellro; 02-14-2017 at 07:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-14-2017, 07:51 PM
daltonsexton's Avatar
daltonsexton daltonsexton is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 213
daltonsexton is a jewel in the roughdaltonsexton is a jewel in the roughdaltonsexton is a jewel in the rough
Mine is a 4x2 and this is probably not helpful but just in case... This is mine... I got it from o reilleys for a reasobable price. 130 - 150 if memory serves. Mine is power.



Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-14-2017, 08:55 PM
69Highboy's Avatar
69Highboy 69Highboy is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 4
69Highboy is on a distinguished road
I think I might have found one. Anyone have a picture of theirs to confirm? It's strange looking. Not like any steering box ive ever seen. Literally the only 4x4 and power steering one I can find.

https://www.redheadsteeringgears.com...steering-gear/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-15-2017, 05:04 PM
fatherdoug's Avatar
fatherdoug fatherdoug is offline
Tonto Papadapolous
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: 90 Clicks East of Hell
Posts: 17,870
fatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond reputefatherdoug has a reputation beyond repute
Can't go wrong with Redhead. They've been rebuilding steering gear boxes for a lot of years.
__________________
'78 F-150 Lariat

Quote:
Originally Posted by john112deere
I think the lens of time is required to differentiate between the real milestones, and the detours along the way.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrxlh View Post
Strippers, ammo and SKS, wow, that is almost sig worthy!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-16-2017, 07:00 AM
Fellro's Avatar
Fellro Fellro is offline
Ford Truck Fanatic Administrator

Moderator
Admin
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Iowa County, Iowa
Posts: 7,455
Fellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond reputeFellro has a reputation beyond repute
That would be the original equipment type. It is a manual box, then there is a cylinder that is on the drag link with a controller on the drag link that attaches to the pitman arm. . Chevy actually uses kind of a similar setup if I recall as far as the box itself goes, but was power steering. It also mounted on the outside of the frame as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYLlcVOyWWM
__________________
My trucks:
The workhorse, 86 F250 4x4 6.9 nat aspirated, 3.25 exhaust, custom intake, electric fuel pump, otherwise well used stock... not real pretty but just loves to work!

The other heavy hauler, 92 F350 2wd dually crew cab, flatbed/toolboxes, 92 Cummins VE 12V with intercooler, NV4500 manual

The beater: 88 F250 4x4, 5.8 5 speed
The project ... 1978 F150 4wd shortbed 351 auto

ASE certified parts specialist
I do most all of my own work so I know who to complain to..Roger
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-18-2017, 01:32 PM
BKW's Avatar
BKW BKW is offline
Ford Parts Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 1,876
BKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant futureBKW has a brilliant future
Power Assist P/S was not available for 4WD's until 1973.

With Power Assist, the manual steering box is used, because it has nothing to do with the Power Assist system.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / Part Number Research: 1928/2001 FoMoCo vehicles.

2017 Fusion SE
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Ford Truck Fanatics is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.