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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2001, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Toyota power steering conversion - who did it??

Hi there,
I was looking through some junkyards today trying to find a good Toyota donor for the power steering switchover. I've noticed that the main shaft going down (the one that Pittmann arm is attached to) on the Toy steering box is located on the outside of the frame rail; exactly opposite to the Samurai setup (inside of the frame rail). But there's no room on the Samurai for that shaft to go outside - or is it??? It confuses me a bit since I know that there's a kit available for this particular conversion. Am I looking at the wrong Toyota steering box - all the pickups I've seen are the same.....
Any opinion on that will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Toyota power steering conversion - who did it??

The kits are for car steering boxs they mount on the inside.
(I think some older trucks do too.) I have an IFS box on the weasel,it is mounted on the outside of the frame.
Look at my web site there are a few pics there. Clearence was fine with Basic SPOA and 31's with my missing links,
rear springs up front and 33's no problem either.

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Re: Toyota power steering conversion - who did it??


The steering boxes that are used in Zuks are
Toyota Celica '78-81
Toyota Corona '78-81
Toyota Cressida '78-81
Toyota Celica Supra '78-81

You do have to flip the pitman arm around so it faces 180* from the stock Toyota configuration.

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Re: Toyota power steering conversion - who did it??

Aaaah, Glenn you just saved me $300Canadian; about $1.50US [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
For some reason I assumed (yeah, I know [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]) that Toy pickup would be the donor - must be the Toy pickup axles that I'm planning to install. I suppose, that the Celica (or the others mentioned) pitmann taper either fits the pickup tie rod end directly or needs to be opened up slightly????
Anyway, back to square one....must find and rake another donor.

Thx again man, I owe you one :-)

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Re: Toyota power steering conversion - who did it??

OK, I've found a donor - an '81 or so 6cyl. Supra. The steering box looks OK to me, but the pump itself mouns on the pass. side of the engine.....the conversion pictures that I've seen (the ones using P/works kit) show the pump on the driver's side of a Suzuki engine.....Should I keep looking for a different (4cyl. maybe ???) Toy car, or the bracket that's included in the kit covers that side switchover???
The on that I've found comes with very cool in-line cooler, hehehehe

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