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Steering Gearbox worth

Postby shortbedCUSTOM » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:52 am

I recently replaced the steering box in my '68 Ranger due to a tons of slop and a severe leak. I replaced it with Napa's replacement. I believe it's a Cardone but can't remember right off hand. Questions pertain to the one I pulled out of the truck. Is it worth anything? Should I hang on to it or just pitch it? Eventually I'd like to step up to a Redhead box but that won't be for a while. Please advise.
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Re: Steering Gearbox worth

Postby eggman918 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:57 am

If you plan to do the Redhead box in the future keep the old one for a core, that way the truck will not be down and you will not be out of pocket the core charge.................... :2cents:
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Re: Steering Gearbox worth

Postby shortbedCUSTOM » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:15 am

Makes sense. Thanks
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Re: Steering Gearbox worth

Postby colnago » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:00 pm

Personnally, I'd say pitch it. They weigh a ton, and if it already has a ton of slop, you won't use it as a back-up. Depending on what's worn, you might be able to rebuild it, but it sounds like it's useless in its current condition.

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On edit, I just saw eggman918's response. Yes, if you want to use it as a core, then do keep it.
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Re: Steering Gearbox worth

Postby bluef250 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:59 am

Assuming the box is power, then someone may rebuild it and the box has a core value. Keeping it depends upon have enough space.

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Postby shortbedCUSTOM » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:36 am

It is a power box and I have NO space for it. I'm literally having to step over it when working in the garage.
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Re: Steering Gearbox worth

Postby 390bump » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:43 pm

I have a manual box w/pitman arm that has about 50K miles on it and works fine... is it worth anything? Converted to PS so I don't need this anymore...

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Re: Steering Gearbox worth

Postby 1972hiboy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:15 pm

kinda surprised napa didn't want it for a core. If anyone charges a core for those that's whats its worth . now is it worth stepping over? that's up to you.
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Re: Steering Gearbox worth

Postby shortbedCUSTOM » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:58 pm

Yeah, I was surprised they didn't want a core also. I think I'll pitch it.
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Re: Steering Gearbox worth

Postby bluef250 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:00 pm

I think most of the replacement parts are imported. The manufacturers use new casting. So there is limited demand for old OEM parts and no salvage value and too large for a paper weight. you might drop if off at a recycling center if handy otherwise it probably will become part of the local landfill.


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