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Old 01-26-2019, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Crossover Steering, Steering Box?

Looks like I'm going to get a passenger side flat top for my '77 GM Dana 44 and run crossover steering on the tube frame buggy I'm designing/building.

I see several sites say to use a '67-'87 Chevy 2WD Sheering box for crossover.
So my question is this, is this a good steering box to use? and if so, is that Chevy 1/2 or 3/4 ton steering box?

The buggy i am working on will have a '86 SB350, D44 front with 3-Link and 14B FF 4-link in the rear, running 37" tires. I also have the PS pump from donor rig.

So, is this a good steering box to use or is there something better while keeping on a budget?

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I went to the Off Road Design site and got my info there, I cant remember what box I bought but that site had the best info from what I had found. My box I believe is a little newer because I already had the metric lines. 2 wheel drive C2500
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I went to the Off Road Design site and got my info there, I cant remember what box I bought but that site had the best info from what I had found. My box I believe is a little newer because I already had the metric lines. 2 wheel drive C2500
Thanks Bullets&Whitewalls, that is the site I was looking at, it just says a 2WD steering box, so maybe it doesn't really matter, just get maybe a '86 Steering box that way lines would be the same as the '86 PS Pump.
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IIRC they are all the same or not enough to make a difference.
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IIRC they are all the same or not enough to make a difference.
Thank you Rat, I appreciate the reply, I was starting to think the same thing, good to know I'm not alone.
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The reason 2wd boxes are used is they are fully splined with symetrical key spline, and out side the frame.

There are a shit ton of boxes you can use to suit your tube frame but the 2wd gm is easiest.

Yes the lines are different from early to late boxes, inv flare vrs oring, you can use any style you want by picking a new ps pump port or box.

1/2t-1t are all the same.

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The reason 2wd boxes are used is they are fully splined with symetrical key spline, and out side the frame.

There are a shit ton of boxes you can use to suit your tube frame but the 2wd gm is easiest.

Yes the lines are different from early to late boxes, inv flare vrs oring, you can use any style you want by picking a new ps pump port or box.

1/2t-1t are all the same.
This. Or you can rebuild your box swapping in a 2wd sector shaft.
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The reason 2wd boxes are used is they are fully splined with symetrical key spline, and out side the frame.

There are a shit ton of boxes you can use to suit your tube frame but the 2wd gm is easiest.

Yes the lines are different from early to late boxes, inv flare vrs oring, you can use any style you want by picking a new ps pump port or box.

1/2t-1t are all the same.
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This. Or you can rebuild your box swapping in a 2wd sector shaft.
Or a 77-93 Dodge box 2wd or 4wd... also a saginaw, fully splined, outside-the-frame mount. Swap the input shaft as needed.
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A 2WD 1985 Chevy crew cab dually will soon live on my ranch, Ill be using the gear box and the D70 rear differential in my M1031 until I figure out this Dana 80 and it's hubs that are the wrong bolt pattern and pilot size for my chevy dually wheels.

Also have a nice straight steering arm unsure if I'll be using it with the M1031's Dana 60 front.
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