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Username Post: 1977 power steering        (Topic#359083)
Posts: 4

Reg: 08-08-19
12-09-19 12:16 PM - Post#2781792    

Been a few years since I've posted here...since selling my 63 1/2 ton I've been looking for a project.
Found a 1977 1/2 ton chevy manual trans...manual brakes which for me is doable but no power steering.
Since both of my shoulders have been repaired I do need the power steering.
When I converted my 63 to PS it was easy and pretty cheap to do.
Checking around for a conversion kit for the 77 sounds like I need a rack and pinion set up which is pretty pricy.
Any words of wisdom?

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Loc: Austin, TX 78748
Reg: 05-09-00
12-09-19 03:12 PM - Post#2781811    
    In response to bigfenders

Welcome back.
I've never done a conversion. My first thinking is parts are plentiful for these trucks. A good donor will have almost everything needed. Holes are drilled into the frame.

Rack and pinion is for true show truck upgrades. For me, stock is good. Reliable too. Let me look around for a write up.

Mean while, go to
Look at the parts needed and what you have now.

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100 CHEVY 
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Loc: Helena,Missippi,U.S.A.
Reg: 12-09-04
12-09-19 03:20 PM - Post#2781813    
    In response to bigfenders

I added the factory p.s. to my 78,C-10.
Very easy to do.
You need the correct pump,pulleys,belt and mounting brackets with hoses.Then,you need to get a power steering gear box(with the pitman arm) to mount on the frame.Most of these parts can be had at the U-Pull-It yard.
That's all except for installing it all on the truck.
You'd have to do all this and more for a rack install,plus it will cost much more.

"You gonna leave it like that?

Big fenders 
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Loc: Tucson Arizona
Reg: 04-30-04
12-11-19 06:59 AM - Post#2781934    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

Thanks guys for the info...ended up going a different direction

Merry Christmas to all

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