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Thread: Swapping in some comodities

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posted May 20, 2002 10:51 PM

Swapping in some comodities

ok I read somewhere, maybe even in this board, that it was possible to swap in a newer mazda/ford steering column along with all the power steering stuff included. what about the a/c. would it be possible to swap in the /ac from a newer mazda Sundowner?

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posted May 21, 2002 06:41 AM

The steering box for the newer B-Series trucks has a rear facing pitman arm. I bet you could remove the arm and reverse directions. I still don't think the bolt pattern will match.
I also think the lower dash in a Sundowner is shaped differently. An AC console from one would probably have to be modified in some manner if it would fit at all.

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posted May 21, 2002 12:34 PM

According to what I read, you would have to swap out the entire steering box and steering column for this to work. Supposedly they are attached to the frame the same way so it would bolt right in. I have to go to the Junk yard and check this out. If I confirm it I will let you know.

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posted August 23, 2002 09:41 AM

Nope....ain't gonna work! The later model boxes are "front steer", and the stock box is a "rear steer" box. You could probably do it, but it would require major mods to make it work. If I was going to go that far, I'd just put a rack and pinion in the thing.

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posted August 23, 2002 11:13 AM

If ya really wanna AC it...

...I have one of the under-dash 'dealer aftermarket' units I'd part with... all you'd need is the compressor and Freon...

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