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That is why I went with a 4. I didn't want a doghouse in the cab taking up room. But I am going to move the back of the cab back 6" for more room. Re-arched the rear springs the other day time to build some mounts. I sure like your truck.
 

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Steering shaft. My steering box was originally behind the axle, moving it to in front was no problem.
I think I got the tall, narrow I’cooler from Treadstone in Florida, had to get proper ends welded on. I have a spare if you would like a picture. There is a sort of new to the market power steering box that is made to replace boxes on ‘55-‘59 .GM trucks, among others. It uses the 3 stock mounting GM bolts, is inside the frame, shaft goes through the frame, pitman arm points down, drag link goes FWD to stock ‘J’ shaped steer arm. How rod places have it.

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Steering shaft. My steering box was originally behind the axle, moving it to in front was no problem.
I think I got the tall, narrow I’cooler from Treadstone in Florida, had to get proper ends welded on. I have a spare if you would like a picture. There is a sort of new to the market power steering box that is made to replace boxes on ‘55-‘59 .GM trucks, among others. It uses the 3 stock mounting GM bolts, is inside the frame, shaft goes through the frame, pitman arm points down, drag link goes FWD to stock ‘J’ shaped steer arm. How rod places have it.

good luck.

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I haven't got the steering figured out yet. As soon as figure out the if the leaf springs are fixed in front or rear I will know where the steering box is going. I will look at any pictures you got, all way looking for a better idea. I am sure parts will be a problem. I am on my 2ed pair of rear leaf springs and 3rd design. Yours looks like it belongs there, nice fit.
 

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Is that nice front axle modern with disc brakes, etc? Does the lug bolt pattern match the rear?

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Yes it is out of the 2005 bread truck I got the engine from, 8 lug front and rear. I wanted 8 lug because there is so many rims to chose from. The rear was a corporate 14 bolt Cab & chassis. I have a few more of them here along with a AAM dually. As soon as I figure out if it is going to be a dually or not, I will know what axle width I need.
 

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It's not much but I got all front axle parts painted and finally ordered the front leaf springs. Not know what it is going the way made it hard to spend the money on springs I am not sure of.
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Just ordered a couple of body mounts to try and figure out what type and where to mount. You can see where the trans rides. The front should come down 1 more inch and the rear 2" for ride the ride hight.
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