69 Z-28 Quick Ratio?

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Doo Wop, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Does anyone know if a quick ratio manual steering box and pitman arm for a 1969 Z-28 Camaro will interchange to a 70 Skylark?

  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    I would think it would. Make sure the pitman arms are the same length as an A body. Some of the quick ratio in the camaro may be from a longer pitman arm. I know that is the case for the later model F bodies, but maybe not for 69.
  3. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    No on the pitman arm. Also not the best box for 70 Lark. You will lose turning radius. Get a "z" box from a 90's Jeep Grand Cherekee.
  4. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Larry and Doug...thanks for the replies.

    Looks like the box is a no go. Will look for the Grand Cherokee box.

    Larry, just for info, the arm is longer, as you thought. It's 5.8 centre to centre vs 5.25 for the regular arm.
  5. tburgeson

    tburgeson Roadmaster

    The box and the pitman arm are not the only problem. I'm in the middle of it also and finding the correct rag joint seems to be impossible. The Jeep box has the little metric spline with the 2" or so bolt pattern while the older cars rag joint has the 2 1/2" bolt pattern. However, if your car is a '68 or later, I think you can use the whole intermediate column piece from the Jeep by changing the trunion joint at the top for the splined one from your car to match the splines on the end of the main steering column. I think they're the same. I hope this makes sense. Maybe someone who has completed this part of the concersion can shed more light on this. To do this on a '64 to '67 you would need a '68 column (the first year of the two piece column and the last year without a key). Any thoughts?

  6. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Again time for junkyard hunting. You need the rag joint out of an 80's GM standard pickup (Surburban too) I don't remember the exact years. I just wandered through the yard looking for the part. There is a thread here that has the years listed. I took my old rag joint to help size the one on the truck.

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