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Old 07-31-2008, 10:03 AM
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I'm in need of a new/rebuilt steering box for my 69 Fairlane. I've heard that Mustang and Fairlane were pretty much interchangable. I can't seem to find a source for a Fairlane box. I was wondering if I should start looking for a Mustang box. Any Ideas would be welcome.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:36 PM
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Can't you rebuild It? I've done a couple in my day and if the gears aren't chiped you just have to find a kit. NAPA is were I used to buy everything and I mean EVERTHING.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:00 PM
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NAPA shows nothing, I mean nothing on their computer. No box, no kit , no reference. Dead end. At the least I was hoping for a kit to rebuild. It looks like I'm going to have to go for a used item, just something I don't want to do.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:33 AM
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How about this one on E-Bay?

66 67 68 69 70 71 FAIRLANE TORINO STEERING BOX (REBUILT) Item number: 300246179393
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:19 AM
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Bart, Good eye, I would have never found that one. I can get basically the same deal with Mac's. They will rebuild mine for anywhere between $189 to $379 and take 3-5 weeks to do it.
I've found a guy in Texas that sounds much more reasonable. All I've got to do is figure out how to get it out of the car.
I'm trying to do this as cheap as I can, I've got way too much cash in this car already(unlike the 60 Bird that hasn't had any major problems yet).
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:16 AM
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Joe:

Can you tell me who that was in Texas. I live in Texas, so it would be good for me to know.

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Try out these guys, they have T-Bird rebuilt steering boxes that are reasonable.

http://www.abspowerbrake.com/
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Bart, His name is Randle Meyer. His site is strangerssite.com. His address is:
Precision Products
24165 IH-10 West
Suite 217-282
San Antonio, TX 78257-1159
His site pretty much explains what he does and he's the least expensive guy that I've found so far. He says he's right out straight and working 7 days a week now with a two week back log. He's been very easy to deal with so far. I'll know more when I can get the box down to him and when I see it come back.
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Thanks Joe. Looks like they are right here in my town.

Let me know how the rebuild goes.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:32 PM
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Does anyone have a detailed description on how the steering box comes out?? My mechanic offered to come over to my place and help me do it but I don't want to think what it's gonna cost.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not going to say how much more responsive this site is compared to the Fairlane site.
You guys are the best.
Thanks.
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