Best place to buy manual box

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  1. dstemmerman

    dstemmerman 1972 Dart Swinger Denver

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    I am converting from power to manual steering this winter. Besides the expensive options like PST and Flaming River, where is the best place to buy a manual box? eBay has them for $160ish, but they may be junk.
     
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    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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    I have a used one will let go for $75 if you want.
     
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    • BrianT

      BrianT Let's go! FABO Gold Member

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      The cheapest thing would be to buy the one from Hops and rebuild it yourself with the good stuff inside.
       
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      dstemmerman 1972 Dart Swinger Denver

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      I appreciate it. Looking for one already rebuilt.
       
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      PST is your best bet. Anything already rebuilt professionally will cost that much or more, look at what Firm Feel and Steer and Gear charge to rebuild an original box.

      Anything that costs less will likely either be an unrebuilt original that you take the chance on needing a rebuild, or a eBay piece of questionable quality.

      And if you buy an original box and then rebuild it, including the replacement of the worm and ball, then you’ll have spent at least as much as a new one from PST, if not more.
       
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      dstemmerman 1972 Dart Swinger Denver

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      Thank you very much!
       
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      Dusterdenovo Contentedly Old School FABO Gold Member

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      FYI, I bought the Lares #11030 from Rock Auto. Got 1600 miles on it now - works great, feels nice and tight.
       
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        I got mine from Steer and Gear and it is great.
         
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        PST Marketing Manager FABO Vendor

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        With the members discount the 16:1 is $269 and the 24:1 is $359 with free shipping with the US 48 states.

        Thanks
        James
         
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        • dstemmerman

          dstemmerman 1972 Dart Swinger Denver

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          Much appreciated James. Looking in to that now. Just if the coupler wasn't $150.
           
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          James, does PST offer a 20:1 manual box?
           
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          PST Marketing Manager FABO Vendor

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          At this time we only offer the 24:1 or the 16:1. I am working on trying to offer the 20:1 but not within the near future.

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