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60 vs 62 steering box

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by jm599, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. jm599

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    in doing power steering conversion on fj55, plan on using 60 type conversion. will a box off 62 be same?
    thanks for any help or suggestions
     
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    I believe bolt patterns are different. Bolt patterns are the same for the fj62 and 80series and both are inerchange able to a degree. The 80 series has a much beefier pitman arm.
     
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    I think the latter 60s(85+) and the 62 and the 80 are the same.
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    yep early FJ60's bolt pattern is different than the later Fj60/62/80 series box.

    Other than that they are very similar..
     
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    if I remember, there were 2 different early 60 boxes to boot.

     
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    Did you happen to remember what 60 box will fit on a 88 62? I really want to get rid of this $$$$$$$$ 62 box:).
     
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    nope, sorry

     
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    85-87 I believe.

    I have an 80 series box in my 62 series frame.
     
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    You do realize you posted this thread in the wrong tech section, right?
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    No it is not, this is for a FJ55 conversion.
     
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    :beer:
     
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    Gear ratios are different between FJ60 and FJ62, with the FJ62 being more desireable ... in Toyota's opinion.
     
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    Sorry, I missed that. Ignore me...
     
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    So are you guys saying a 62 box would work as a spare on an 80? This is not a hypothetical question, there is one I am considering buying. If the bolt holes line up, and the input spline is the same, that would be great. If you know the answer, please post up.

    Lowtide-it sounds like you might have the answer!
     
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    :eek:I really want to get rid of the $$$$ 62 box.
     
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    I have a 92 80series steering box on my fj62 frame I use it on my trail rig.

    Everything swapped right over. I had to pull the pitman arms off the boxes because the 60 series box's have a drop arm.


    The only thing that bugs me about the early 80 series box's is that the worm shaft usually leak.


    Come to think of it. I have a 62 series box in use in the 68 series hybrid....So yep its doable.
     
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    Wait does one box turn faster than the others or something? I had an early 60 box on my FJ55 (according to Marv Specter- I wouldn't know) and it was great, but it shure took a lot of armwork whipping that wheel from lock to lock... about 4 turns I think. I guess a smaller steering wheel might have helped, but I liked my stock one.

    The drop arm on the 60/62 series boxes are sweeeat for using on an fj55.
     
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