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Old 12-29-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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conversion power steering...WHY SO HARD?

what gives? thought i'd try the right forum, hope more people are viewing this. i need to connect my jeep steering box to a chevy pump and it seems that there is no easy button. i found a hydraulic shop that says they make custom hoses, and the guy said he'd have to hunt around for a solution and a way to accomplish it??? millions of jeep chvy conversions in the world and nobody got an easy fix? i sure hope he can "hunt down" my solution....geez. any thoughts?

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:39 PM   #2
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anybody? chvy v8 swaps out there?

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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What jeep are you working on? Most earlier jeeps used the saginaw steering boxes and chevy pumps anyway IIRC so it should be a matter of using o-ring lines or flare fitting lines. If you are using a flare fitting box and a oring pump then the shop should be able to change the ends out with no problem.

My CJ used a 78 j20 box and a 94 chevy pump and both used o-rings no issues at all. Diffwerent years used different fittings so any help would need the years of the parts and the original application they were designed for.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:34 PM   #4
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thats what i figured...this guy must be a tool.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:38 PM   #5
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i got a 95' yj, and the steer box uses o-ring. the pump 79' style sag. uses a flare. but i got nxt to no clearence at the box.(big radiator)
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:41 PM   #6
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heres a better pic, the first looked scary cuz the angle.
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You should be able to buy a 90* fitting to put in there if nothing else but I would try to bend the line using a bending tool first. You also could loosen the bolts connecting the fenders to the grill and shim it up a bit so you can get your line in there. I would drop the box attach the lines and the remount the box into its original position.

You also could fab up some new brackets to raise the radiator a bit, there are numerous ways to get this done but first find a competent hydraulic shop to make your line.

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