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I have a very worn out factory rhd steering box. I was wondering if anyone knows anyone in Western Australia that would be able to rebuild it for me and what sort of cost I would be looking at?
It's out of a factory rhd 57
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Dont know of any rebuilders, what problems are you having.

You can refill the steering box with new grease.
 

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Hi.
I have a very worn out factory rhd steering box. I was wondering if anyone knows anyone in Western Australia that would be able to rebuild it for me and what sort of cost I would be looking at?
It's out of a factory rhd 57
Cheers
Do you have a manual. ? Although yours is RHD its exactly the same internally. Any competent mechanic should be able to do it. Alternately take it to a steering specialist.
 

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Years ago I just bought a rebuild kit from the US with new bearings, balls and gaskets. I had to re-use my recirculating ball tube thingy for RHD. That's if you want to keep it original.

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Yes you can use the parts supplied from the US, but not much you can do if the worm gear is worn - same for the spiral gear at the lower end of the shaft. Once the case hardening wears off, not much you can do about those parts.
Years ago a guy in Albury area told me he used Valiant steering box parts to repair his boxes. Told me that the bearings, bushes could be used - lot cheaper than getting the US kit. But that was back in the days when he used to visit his local tip and there were a lot of Vals there.

Cheers, Des
 

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Would you like a power box?

Hi.
I have a very worn out factory rhd steering box. I was wondering if anyone knows anyone in Western Australia that would be able to rebuild it for me and what sort of cost I would be looking at?
It's out of a factory rhd 57
Cheers
G'day,

I cannot offer you a manual box, but I am working on a power steering box to fit the Tri-5s, it is based on an integral power box built by Saginaw and fitted to RHD Jeeps, so they are quite suitable for a large car like yours. I have the prototype being built now and, although I was hoping to have it ready by the end of May, it should (???) be ready in July. This box will bolt in using the factory RHD mounting holes and will be splined to suit your original Pitman arm.

You will need to modify your steering shaft and purchase a pump, hoses, etc., but these are all readily available.

Let me know if you're interested.

Regards from Down Under. :bowtieb:

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G'day Aussiejohn

Yes I would be interested in finding out some more info on your power steer box.

Regards Mark
 

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Thanks.

Mark,

Thanks for that, I'm getting the pricing together now. I've found out that there's a lot more to this than meets the eye! There's a lot of parts involved and some machining, then there's reassembly and testing, all of which has to be done by suitably qualified outside companies.

Still, July, hopefully early July, is looking good for a final price. I'll keep you posted. Ring me any evening or on the weekend on 03-9502-3227 if you want more info.

Regards from Down Under. :bowtieb:

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Mark,

Thanks for that, I'm getting the pricing together now. I've found out that there's a lot more to this than meets the eye! There's a lot of parts involved and some machining, then there's reassembly and testing, all of which has to be done by suitably qualified outside companies.

Still, July, hopefully early July, is looking good for a final price. I'll keep you posted. Ring me any evening or on the weekend on 03-9502-3227 if you want more info.

Regards from Down Under. :bowtieb:

aussiejohn

Thanks mate . Keep me posted
 

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Thanks for the info all. I have a good box in the car now I got of my mate Dean. Just was wondering if I could fix up the old one for down the track as they are very hard to find
 

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G'day Dean. The box is identical to mine. Besides the fact it is in way better condition than mine. Was a mission changing it out by myself though lol
 

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Thanks for the info all. I have a good box in the car now I got of my mate Dean. Just was wondering if I could fix up the old one for down the track as they are very hard to find
Mark, have you tried calling any of the hard chrome companies around, they do a lot of repair and refurbishment for the mining industries for parts that suffer a lot more use than a steering box. Would probably be expensive but might save a RHD steering box that as you state are getting harder to find.
Tony
 
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