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1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: smithleej ()
Date: September 14, 2020 09:11AM

Is anyone aware of a steering box repair kit for a 1962 Rampside or do you just
take it apart and buy what you need to fix it? Thanks.

Lee Smith
Purcellville, VA
1962 Rampside



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/2020 10:07AM by MattNall.

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: September 14, 2020 12:39PM

I am not aware of a kit. Mine I just disassembled and evaluated what was needed.
I also like having a spare to rebuild at my leisure. That way I can just swap it with the original, making the job a lot quicker and easier, getting back on the road right away.

Corventure Dave

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: September 14, 2020 03:11PM

Does the FC steering box bear a close resemblance to the mid to late 1950 Chevrolet passenger car boxes like the rest of the front suspension? Might look at that aspect.

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: September 14, 2020 03:29PM

Over the decades, I have never ran across information on a non Corveir FC steering box that will interchange or have internal parts that may be used.

However, there have been so many used rebuildable FC box's.... I believe there has been vary little research into looking into alternatives.eye rolling smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: September 14, 2020 03:56PM

The FC steering boxes are super heavy duty for the size and weight of the truck. They are simple to rebuild just like the cars.

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: September 14, 2020 04:18PM

An anecdotal observation of mine is that when I had a lot of weight in my Corvan, the steering became very heavy / hard. Don't know if there was anything wrong or not because normal steering returned when the weight was removed.
Maybe (if the circumstances ever happen again) I should add more air pressure in the front tires.

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 14, 2020 08:48PM

Do you have something against the kit Clark's sells?
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Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: smithleej ()
Date: September 15, 2020 05:09AM

Nothing against Clark's kit, except the price. Was just wanting to check out alternatives. Thanks.

Lee Smith
Purcellville, VA
1962 Rampside

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: smithleej ()
Date: September 15, 2020 05:11AM

Mine is working fine, just leaks oil. Probably just needs new gaskets.

Lee Smith
Purcellville, VA
1962 Rampside

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Re: 1962 Rampside Steering Box repair kit?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: September 15, 2020 06:27AM

So, disassemble, clean and inspect. If all is good C702X gets you the cover gasket and pitman shaft seal. For probably $20 shipped.

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