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I am looking at having a mechanic install power steering on my 1970 FJ40. I want a kit that comes with all the parts so that the mechanic has to do the least amount of improv fabricating. I see the one that jtoutfitters.com has for $399 does anyone know about this one?

Also if anyone knows a good mechanic in the Dallas area that would help alot.

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I have yet to ever see a “kit”, especially for 399.00us, that would include everything to install power steering onto a 40 series, no matter what year or how the truck is configured.


Hit the FAQ, start reading, and start collecting parts.


Hit the clubhouse section and meet up with some folks from TX.
 

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Bob at www.tpi4x4.com can get you set up with a decent kit. Pass on his mounting bracket and get one of the WDorry brackets from Orangefj45. You'll save alot of headaches but not alot of money buying these kits.

If I were to do it all over again I would study John Smith's thread (parts list and part numbers) and just gatther the parts myself.

Good Luck..
 

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X2 on the Orangefj45 kit. That's my plan. Whole kit for $650 and then do it yourself so you know how it works.
 

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X2 on the Orangefj45 kit. That's my plan. Whole kit for $650 and then do it yourself so you know how it works.
Well if Georg (Orangefj45) has a kit I would go that route as he is a stand up MUD member. You can get some detailed instructions mailed to you from Downey if you send him a PM.
 

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Bob at www.tpi4x4.com can get you set up with a decent kit. Pass on his mounting bracket and get one of the WDorry brackets from Orangefj45. You'll save alot of headaches but not alot of money buying these kits.

If I were to do it all over again I would study John Smith's thread (parts list and part numbers) and just gatther the parts myself.

Good Luck..
X2 on the Orangefj45 kit. That's my plan. Whole kit for $650 and then do it yourself so you know how it works.
Well if Georg (Orangefj45) has a kit I would go that route as he is a stand up MUD member. You can get some detailed instructions mailed to you from Downey if you send him a PM.



Sig says he has a 302 in the truck...

How is that Dorry bracket going to install on that engine?
 

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Here is another kit I would buy before the one from JTOutfitters.

Classic Cruisers

Good Luck on finding a kit for the price you listed.
I did this kit like 4 years ago no problems at all It was very EZ to install and works well for a mostly street driven 40 with 10.5 X 33" tires.

Next time I might go with a Saginaw or fj60 power steering
 
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Thanks for all the great info.

How hard is it to install one of these kits. I think I could handle everything except for any welding and possible messing with the steering column(if needed).

I am just afraid it is something that I would start and then end up taking 3 or 4 weekends to complete when I could have a professional do it right in one day and spend those weekends doing some of the other things I need to get done.

Again, Thanks for the help.
 

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Thanks for all the great info.

How hard is it to install one of these kits. I think I could handle everything except for any welding and possible messing with the steering column(if needed).

I am just afraid it is something that I would start and then end up taking 3 or 4 weekends to complete when I could have a professional do it right in one day and spend those weekends doing some of the other things I need to get done.

Again, Thanks for the help.
I found removing the rivits on the existing steering box mounting bracket the most time consuming task that was required for this conversion.
 
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x2 on what bsevans said,

I did not expect that part of the project to take that long.

2 cheap drill bits, a sledgehammer, and alot of cursing, and it eventually got done....

After that, it was smooth sailing. pretty simple install actually.
 
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Next time I might go with a Saginaw or fj60 power steering
What are the pros and cons of using a Toyota box or using a Saginaw set up.
It just seems a lot of people are saying go with the Saginaw set up. When i feel like it is easier and cheaper to get a steering box from a 79-85 toyota in the junk yard and buy the JT kit for 400.

Has someone tried both set ups?
 

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