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Old 04-23-2021, 10:00 AM   #1
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can I use a standard auto column with an ls swap?

My truck came as a three on the tree. That was all removed for painting. I picked up a standard auto column a while back. Is this easy to retrofit into the cab and connect up with the standard ps box? I installed a normal 68 power steering box using a write up here on the forums. All I had to do was dent in the frame a bit and it went right in. I plan to use the ls power steering pump to feed the ps and the hydraboost from the 2000 truck i took it out of. Pic of my steering column attached.
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:01 AM   #2
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Re: can I use a standard auto column with an ls swap?

Oh, and I'll need to somehow get this to shift my 4l80e
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:36 AM   #3
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Re: can I use a standard auto column with an ls swap?

It should bolt right up. I used the Lokar lingage for my 4L80e. There are some fitting differences between OE and Metric on the hydro boost and your stock steering gear, but you can find a lot of threads on this. I ended up having the hoses made for mine at my local machine shop.
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:30 PM   #4
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Re: can I use a standard auto column with an ls swap?

There’s info on the hydroboost swap in post 161 in the build thread for my 72 K20 linked in my signature. I used a hydraboost from an 09 or so Chevy 2500HD.
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Old 04-24-2021, 12:42 AM   #5
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Re: can I use a standard auto column with an ls swap?

"Can I use a standard auto column with an ls swap?"
YES
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Old 04-27-2021, 06:54 AM   #6
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Re: can I use a standard auto column with an ls swap?

If you use the later square body steering box, it will have the same fittings as your pump and hydroboost. 82ish should work.
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:47 PM   #7
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Re: can I use a standard auto column with an ls swap?

I bought 6an fittings and adapters along with black braided SS hose of the entertainment and made my own a lot less money
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