Anyone Converted 66 or 67 B Body to R & P?

1966 -1967 Mopars

  1. steersdad

    steersdad Active Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Local Time:
    1:10 AM
    I want to Convert my 67 Coronet 44O to rack & Pinion.
    I've called two manufacturers but none can Say their kit WILL Work
    has any one done this swap on a 66 or 67?

    please let me know which kit you used and your experience
    thanks !
     
  2. mobileparts

    mobileparts Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    556
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Location:
    West Hempstead
    Local Time:
    1:10 AM
    Hey, just curious....

    When these front ends have no issues (i.e. worn parts), they are gorgeous..... that's probably the # 1 reason no company has decided to make a kit for vehicles that don't need something like that.

    Just curious why you would want to monkey with something that needs
    no monkeying with.......
     
  3. mobileparts

    mobileparts Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    556
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Location:
    West Hempstead
    Local Time:
    1:10 AM
    Part II

    Just noticed you are in Connecticut -- I will be there this weekend -- at Stafford Springs (the swap meet) if that's anywhere near you....
    Check your front end -- I have every drop in stock -- Upper & Lower ball Joints, Upper & Lower Bushings, Inner & Outer Tie Rods & Sleeves, Idler Arm & Pitman Arm, Stabilizer Links & Strut Rod Bushings......

    Call me and I'll put it aside for you -----
    Craig -- 516 - 485 - 1935.... New York.
     
  4. moparstuart

    moparstuart Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    927
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Location:
    overland park kansas / Former owner a salvage yard
    Local Time:
    12:10 AM
  5. steersdad

    steersdad Active Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Local Time:
    1:10 AM
    rack & pinion


    The Alterkation setup is pretty nice. About $4000 more nice than I planned on spending.

    I have used a Steeroids Kit on a 70 Mustang I built some years ago. The difference from the old recirculating ball type steering system is significant.

    I drive a 2012 Mustang with Rack & Pinion, and a 2010 Silverado with Rack and pinion. The have far more positive a road feel from my 67 RT, and my 79 C-10 pickup. Upgrading to R & P costs about as much as rebuilding the original stereing. I'm not into coucours restorations. I like my old cars, but I like for them to drive and stop line a contemporary car. Obviously, this makes them safer and more enjoyable to drive.

    Everybody likes what they like. If you want yours to look and behave like it did 40 years ago, that's cool.

    Thanks for your input.
     
  6. moparstuart

    moparstuart Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    927
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Location:
    overland park kansas / Former owner a salvage yard
    Local Time:
    12:10 AM
    Again I run the firm Feel box (from steer and gear ) on my cars and it drives like a modern car , for the price of 275.00 - 325.00 you cant beat it . Throw on bigger sway bars and torsions cars and you will be happy .....
     

    Attached Files:

  7. kb67mopar

    kb67mopar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,961
    Likes Received:
    900
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Location:
    Luxemburg, Wi
    Local Time:
    12:10 AM
    Craig,

    Send me a PM for the price of a complete rebuild kit, all the bushings, joints, boots, etc for the front of a 67 Coronet. I need to rebuild mine this year once I finish mocking up the engine. Also, shipping estimate to 46368. Thanks
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.