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Old 10-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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steering fix

i got a 1979 f250
im having steering problems
i was told if i went from my push pull to a bronco cross steering ....drill some new holes and everything should work....lol no
the leafs i built are hiting the steering bar....on full turn....but only on one side...i need a fix this was suppose to be a budget build so any ideas would help.....im even thing about a hydraulic retro fit....
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont think you have a 79 F250. that push pull design ended in 76. the left right design began in 77.5 -today.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont think you have a 79 F250. that push pull design ended in 76. the left right design began in 77.5 -today.
My 78 f-250 is push-pull, 77.5 to 79 did have an integral steering box that the earlier trucks did not.



44 or 60 up front? high steer arm on pass side might be the trick, I think you can have the f-250 44 knuckle can be machined for high steer but I'm not sure, 60 is easy with lots of options.

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Full hydro will do the trick
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i dont think you have a 79 F250. that push pull design ended in 76. the left right design began in 77.5 -today.
Push pull lasted till the end of the '79 dent sides. I think what you mean is the hydro assist cylinder set up, that stoped in '77.5. After that Ford had a real power steering box in the '77.5-'79 f250 4x4 but it was still a push pull.

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Old 10-19-2011, 09:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You usually need some arch to your springs to go crossover.
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How much lift are you running? I have a 4" lift and I tried to go to the inverted Y style steering on my truck and ran into the same problem. You'd have to get a Z drag link for it to work, if you decide to go crossover/high steer you'll probably have to cut up the front crossmember. I got a high steer arm for the pass side, Chevy TRE's, and some DOM and as soon as I go to turn it hits the crossmember and stops.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well all i did was a 3inch body and a reverse shackle flip....dont know what the actual lift is..for the front i kept the 2 leafs and added a few i think like six...new leafs...lol dont got any flex..lol just kept adding till it looked ok...
i had the leafs already and it was the cheapest way..... with free mounts for the back for the reverse shackle

is there any way to modify the power steering pump to run a steering cylinder
and what size cylinder would you need to use all im running is 37s but u never know what the future holds
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