Obviously hard to come by? Obviously you have not even tried to look. I had no problems finding mine. Infact, I found one at every junk yard I called that deals with such parts. all had a very fair price compared to the other popular boxes.ECF said:I know scout boxes do, but they are obviously hard to come by.
By the way, another possible doner is the F350 (or was it the 250?).
The Saginaw has many advantages over the Jap stuff.
1) They are cheaper. A lot cheaper!
2) They are stronger. Just look at that sector shaft!
3) Huge selection of pitman arms. (just about anything american made has a pitman arm that will fit any other Saginaw box.
4) Parts are easy to come by, and cheap. (If you should need any.)
Oh yeah, one more.. You can actually buy new steering linkages that fit. And with a little luck, turn big tires without the need for hydro boosting. Hell, you could probably buy a new one for less than a used FJ80 box!