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70inbville 08-07-2020 03:23 PM

steering gear help
 
Hello all,

Will the steering gear from an 87 r10 bolt up to and work on a 74 K20 frame?

Thanks,

Chip

57taskforce 08-07-2020 06:49 PM

Re: steering gear help
 
It should, the main differences will be that the later unit will likely be a quick ratio box(not a bad thing) and also the later box will have metric power steering hose fittings, that’s easy to overcome though.

70inbville 08-07-2020 11:50 PM

Re: steering gear help
 
Thanks for the help!

57taskforce 08-08-2020 01:34 AM

Re: steering gear help
 
I had a major brain fart on this one, It just hit me that the R is the 2wd and V is 4x4 if I’m not mistaken. If you’ve got a 2wd box it will not work with a K series truck because the pitman arm moves side to side as opposed to forward and back. I apologize for missing the boat on this one.

Richard 08-08-2020 02:29 AM

Re: steering gear help
 
Something new learned. 87 R10 2wd, last year of the square body's. You could use it with a crossover steering conversion.

70inbville 08-08-2020 08:44 AM

Re: steering gear help
 
Well r or v it is a 87 1/2 ton 4wd box going on a 74 3/4 4wd frame if that helps. i have thought r was 4wd huh i learned something today as well.

57taskforce 08-08-2020 09:18 AM

Re: steering gear help
 
:lol:Ok then if itís from a 4x4 truck my original post stands!

70inbville 08-08-2020 09:28 AM

Re: steering gear help
 
thanks again! I've been searching part numbers and have come to the conclusion that it will fit and the number differences probably have to do with the metric connections. I am swapping the eng/trans/ tc, fuel tanks and associated stuff as much as I can from the 87 into the 74 k20. keeping it a 3/4 ton. its a long story that I'll so a build thread someday to explain it all:lol:

57taskforce 08-08-2020 10:12 AM

Re: steering gear help
 
Sounds good I look forward to seeing progress.


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