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Old 02-23-2020, 04:04 PM   #1
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I do need a new steering box to my Ford 1949 sedan V8. Is there any substitute to find?
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Old 02-23-2020, 04:47 PM   #2
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Are you wanting to keep it stock or are you open to modification? I ask because the car in your avatar seems to be slightly modified and some folks have "upgraded" these to a Volvo box. It might be easier to find than a stock replacement for you.
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:05 PM   #3
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Shoebox Central has a steering box exchange for $625
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Old 02-23-2020, 06:37 PM   #4
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You could look through this thread that discusses making adjustments to the gear box that might save you from having to purchase new or rebuilt.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...+steering+gear

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Old 02-23-2020, 06:56 PM   #5
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The worm is usually the first thing to wear out in the OEM 49 thru 51 Ford box. While difficult to replace (a press and some special tooling are needed), the parts are available. An exchange would fix you up if you don't want to do it yourself.
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I have the parts on the shelf an hour away from you...you donīt want to rebuild it drop of the box and i rebuild it for you.
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:10 PM   #7
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I have the parts on the shelf an hour away from you...you donīt want to rebuild it drop of the box and i rebuild it for you.


WOW! Two guys' located close by each other in Sweden make contact through a guy in USA to solve antique car parts and repair problem!
You can't beat modern tech!
Way to go, FORDBARN !!!!
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Maybe we should rename this "The Ford Barn Internaionale"!

To the O/P; I would take Murre up on his offer; he is one of the "good guys" and I believe he will be an excellent resource for you.
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:49 PM   #9
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'49-51 Steering box mount bolts; Note on some occasions V8' ers have found these three thru-frame bolts to be heavily corroded, Please check yours when possible. Newc
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Old 02-24-2020, 10:34 PM   #10
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'49-51 Steering box mount bolts; Note on some occasions V8' ers have found these three thru-frame bolts to be heavily corroded, Please check yours when possible. Newc
I have heard this as well. It's worth checking.
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