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9/28/15 9:38am - Original Message: 'steering box'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

Joined: 12/24/2013
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To rebuild or not rebuild..  What does one look for to determine if the steering box needs rebuilt?

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9/28/15 11:46am - Reply: 'Re: steering box'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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Well since you have the car completely ripped apart. Are you doing a NCRS type of restoration? If you are it probably wouldn't hurt to have the steering box gone thru. If your not I would suggest ditching that box along with the steer cylinder and control valve and put a Borgeson box in it. It looks stock but it updates your steering and eliminates the steer cyl./control valve and hoses that are prone to leaking. 

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9/28/15 4:24pm - Reply: 'Re: steering box'
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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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Cindy,
When you were driving it down the road.  Can you remember how far you turned the wheel left to right to keep the car going straight down the road?  Mine with only 50,000 miles is about 1.5" of play at the steering wheel.....stuff inside the steering box is loose to begin with.  I was gonna send mine out to Gary Ramadei who is praised for his "blueprinted" rebuilds....but I have to pull it off the car sometime.  


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9/29/15 10:18am - Reply: 'Re: steering box'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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already rebuilt the rest of it so not going to change it out.  I have to pick and choose what i'm converting if i start changina a lot of things i'll never be able to afford to finish it.



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