Mini-truck P/S Gearbox rebuild recommendations?

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Any recommendations on who to send a 79-85 4x4 mini-truck power steering gearbox to for a rebuild? I'm considering www.discountsteering.com, West Texas Offroad, my local Autozone and a local (Houston) rebuild shop. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Patrick
 

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Why not just get another good used one? The most I have paid is $50 and the least $20.
 

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If you go the rebuild route I would suggest sending it to someone local that way you can put your hands around their throat if it takes too long or doesn't hold up.
 

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I had a place in Seattle do my mini truck guts to fj40 casting swap and rebuild for me, I supplied the kit($60) and they did the work for $200............turn around was one day.

Redhead Gear in Seattle, Harvey was my contact, I can dig up the # if you want.
 
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If the box is already in good shape, it's not hard to do it yourself since you won't have to mess with the valve body and the new housing comes with a new cross shaft needle bearing already installed. Just be careful not to let the power piston come apart or else you will have a million ball bearings on the floor. The hard part is putting the power piston back into the housing without pinching the new teflon seal. I used a feeler gauge to shoe horn it into place. SOR has the Toyota chassis manual #98344.
 
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