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1965 C body power to manual steering conversion? #2698841
09/18/19 11:34 PM
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Is there anything specific parts wise when changing from power to manual steering on a 1965 c body? (1965 Newport). I think the manual steering boxes are different for c bodies?

Re: 1965 C body power to manual steering conversion? [Re: DusterKrazy] #2699343
09/20/19 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by DusterKrazy
Is there anything specific parts wise when changing from power to manual steering on a 1965 c body? (1965 Newport). I think the manual steering boxes are different for c bodies?


The shaft on the column will have to be lengthened . I think there is a kit to do that.

Kevin

Re: 1965 C body power to manual steering conversion? [Re: Twostick] #2699876
09/22/19 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Twostick
Originally Posted by DusterKrazy
Is there anything specific parts wise when changing from power to manual steering on a 1965 c body? (1965 Newport). I think the manual steering boxes are different for c bodies?


The shaft on the column will have to be lengthened . I think there is a kit to do that.

Kevin


Not on a 65 C body.

I don't know if the steering box side column shaft is different or not, but the pitman arm is different between the 2. I have extra new pitman arms and a spare 65 C body manual box if you are interested. The boxes are C body specific.

Last edited by markz528; 09/22/19 01:22 PM.

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