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F350 steering column swap

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Michael Sheik

11-13-2007 07:30:05




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I traded for this truck a couple days ago and the steering column bearing/shaft are shot. I have a local salvage that can get me a good used column but what years will swap into this truck. Cosmetics is not an issue and I would think a column for an automatic would work. Mine is standard transmission. The only thing electrical in my column is the horn and turn signals. Em. flasher is on the dash.

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TimBinWV

11-14-2007 15:54:25




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 Re: '71 - F350 steering column swap in reply to Michael Sheik, 11-13-2007 07:30:05  

Micheal,any column from a half-ton to 1 ton will fit your truck from 65 to the last year the key was in the dash.(79?) The only difference being an auto/3spd/blank shift pattern. Also,the trucks with PS have shorter columns than non-power.I've taken lots of them apart and repaired them,too. They're not that complicated.



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Michael Sheik

11-15-2007 04:45:40




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 Re: Re: '71 - F350 steering column swap in reply to TimBinWV, 11-14-2007 15:54:25  
Thanks TimBinWV!
The problem is that the guy who had it before me tore into it and threw away some of the parts so I cannot repair what I have.



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TimBinWV

11-15-2007 14:18:12




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 Re: Re: Re: '71 - F350 steering column swap in reply to Michael Sheik, 11-15-2007 04:45:40  
Hey,Mike, Since it's in a 1ton truck,I'm gonna assume it's a 4spd tranny on the floor. What you need to look for is any 67 to 79 half/3/4 or ton with the 4spd tranny. Assuming(again) you have Power Steering,you can get one from any junker with PS,4spd. If your truck doesn't have power steering,you can buy steering box,column and all,and switch it to power steering.Good luck with it.


BTW...check to make sure it's a good column before swapping it!

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Frank Sater

11-13-2007 16:25:57




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 Re: '71 - F350 steering column swap in reply to Michael Sheik, 11-13-2007 07:30:05  
Have you looked at Fordification.com .IT is for 1967- 1972 Ford trucks Ithink you find what you looking for.



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