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Old 11-08-2009, 07:08 PM
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76 f-250 highboy steering conversion

I want to convert my 76 f-250 highboy steering to a newer 79 f-250 steering box, is there anything I need to know before I start?
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Just that there is some front crossmember modification to be done in order to mount the gearbox and possible notching of the core support a little bit. The power steering pump pulley comes close to the gearbox, but does not hit.
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i used the kit from scott ibeling in iowa on my 77 highboy and i love it!!! GREAT quality parts and heavy duty 1 ton drag link. probably cheaper than the conversion you wanna do anyways
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jecsd1 got a link and pics info on this kit you speak of direct bolt in welding required?
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jecsd1 got a link and pics info on this kit you speak of direct bolt in welding required?
I tried the links, however I couldn't see any pic's or info, can you send the links again.
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how do you get the kit from scott ibeling? does it have everything needed for the swap? How much was it?

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i used the kit from scott ibeling in iowa on my 77 highboy and i love it!!! GREAT quality parts and heavy duty 1 ton drag link. probably cheaper than the conversion you wanna do anyways
can you send me the link for this kit.

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Ibeling repair is a small shop in Iowa. This guy is just a farmer that really loves Ford trucks. He does these steering conversions in his spare time. He doesn't even have a web site. His number is (319) 347-2491. The basic kit is About $600 and no cores are needed. I chose a few upgradesso mine was closer to $900 but ordered the 1 ton stuff and an extreme duty steering u joint. Give him a call and explain what you have and what you're trying to do and he'll set you up.
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oh yeah, there is a SMALL amount of welding required but it's no big deal
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thanks, he sounds like a nice guy. Maybe i'll give him a call in couple years when i get my truck all sorted out.
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Ibeling repair is a small shop in Iowa. This guy is just a farmer that really loves Ford trucks. He does these steering conversions in his spare time. He doesn't even have a web site. His number is (319) 347-2491. The basic kit is About $600 and no cores are needed. I chose a few upgradesso mine was closer to $900 but ordered the 1 ton stuff and an extreme duty steering u joint. Give him a call and explain what you have and what you're trying to do and he'll set you up.
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