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#2447028 - 02/05/18 04:45 PM Steering column shaft question.
road Offline
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Registered: 05/08/06
Posts: 226
Loc: Nebraska
Want to verify that one can just change the shaft in a standard steering column to the shorter power steering shaft as part of the conversion to power steering with no other changes to column?

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#2447166 - 02/05/18 08:44 PM Re: Steering column shaft question. [Re: road]
Sixpak Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 6253
Loc: The Swamp
Yes. Make sure you have the power steering box coupler as the splined hole in the manual coupler is bigger than a power steering coupler.

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#2447193 - 02/05/18 09:29 PM Re: Steering column shaft question. [Re: road]
PurpleBeeper Offline
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Registered: 07/05/11
Posts: 806
Loc: Chicago
sixpak is correct. I swapped JUST the shaft in my 70 from manual to power. I did have to get a new coupler though because the p/s box input spline is different than the manual box.

I do recommend you put in new upper bearing & lower bushing while you're at it


Edited by PurpleBeeper (02/05/18 09:31 PM)
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#2447293 - 02/06/18 06:15 AM Re: Steering column shaft question. [Re: PurpleBeeper]
dem0n72 Offline
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Registered: 09/29/16
Posts: 5
Loc: Pa
When I had mine apart and broke the pins I just drilled them out and replaced them with a 10/32 nylon bolt and nut.

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#2447319 - 02/06/18 08:45 AM Re: Steering column shaft question. [Re: dem0n72]
road Offline
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Registered: 05/08/06
Posts: 226
Loc: Nebraska
THANKS all

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