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CAN I USE THIS

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by FJ40Dude75, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. FJ40Dude75

    FJ40Dude75

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    i am thinking of going with sag steering in my 40 can I use a steering column from a 72' 55 that has a u joint on all ready or is it easier to just cut mine or is there an easy way to do sag like a custom column ???
     
  2. Slowerthanu

    Slowerthanu SILVER Star

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    People have used GM columns before with good results, I just modified my factory unit, not too tough, probably easier than replacing the entire unit.

    Once you go Saginaw you will never go back.
     
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    rick_d

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    you need a 9/72 or later FJ55 donor for the column. The earlier will not work well and don't accept the steering wheel etc from the '75 FJ40.

    also, a number of mini truck intermediate shafts will work. &nbsp:Drill the safety spot welds out, slide (or cut and slide) to right length and re "plug weld". I would not use the stock FJ55 U joint bolt on deal.

    ...for FJ60 type conversions, the sweet intermediate is the 1985-1990 J60/2 shaft...