New steering Ideas

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 76BigheadFJ40, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. 76BigheadFJ40

    76BigheadFJ40

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    Just a quick question I thought I would run by you guys, and to get some of your ideas as well...
    Why wouldn't we be able to run steering from a newer toyota, like a taco or an 80? The complete steering system, not just a couple parts. I have been looking at different options of power steering and would just like to get some different input. Also, any of you guys do anything out of the norm of Saginaw/scout boxes?
     
  2. dustin

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    you can. Tilt columns from different american cars are very popular. Theres even companies that sell tilt steering colums that are pretty trick. You could probably run one from a Taco or other new Toyota, but keep in mind the air bag. You would probably want to get a different steering wheel.
    I have a mid 80's camero/ firebird tilt column in mine with a grant steering wheel. Cost me $35 from Pick n' Pull and is pretty nice actually. Looks stock for the LC. I think the Taco one might look weird in the Cruiser cause it gets more square in shape, whereas the chevy ones are round...

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    most of your new IFS rigs (tacoma) run rack and pinion. not a good setup for solid axle rigs.
     
  4. dustin

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    doh, right. I missed the "Whole thing" part... I wouldnt run the rest of the taco steering. rack and pinion would most likely end up as a complete junk installation on your rig. I havent attempted it myself, but have seen some comedy pics of peoples rigs who have. Stick to the scout, saginaw, minitruck, and stock Cruiser powersteering hydraulic parts.
     
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