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help, 1969 mustang rack and pinion

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Hi guys,

i am from the united kingdom and have just bought a 1969 mustang 302 manual imported from Alabama. the car needs lots of work to get it up to scratch and i imagine this will be the first of many posts. i would be so grateful to hear from any of you regarding my first problem.

1. My steering box is totally unserviceable. my aim is to replace it with a rack and pinion conversion. i have never done this before. can anyone tell me what the best kit to buy is for the job? do i need any specialist help installing it? chassis/frame work required? cost?

Here is a list of a couple of other modifications i plan on doing that may assist with you answering my query...

Rack and pinion conversion
Power steering
big brake disc conversion all round (currently stock drums) with power assisted servo
adjustable suspension all round

Many thanks for your help in advance,

Andrew
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Welcome to the site!!
Well greetings from Florida. Could you please add to your profile the common info for your car so we can just see it and not have to ask all the time. It really helps.

The steering box usually does not go bad. They wear and the wheel can slop around some. Can you explain why you say it is totally unserviceable?

Rack and pinion is a good upgrade and power steering is normally part of that action. Others here can explain the mods needed better than me.

Your list of upgrades will not be cheap. Hope you have access to a car lift.
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I'm guessing your other steering components have bad bushings, etc. Like already said, boxes can go bad, but not so much that you can't steer the car. Considering your location and the price to get parts to you I would consider the Borgeson setup. All you have to do is replace the box, pump add a couple lines and you're done. I would replace all the steering components at the same time. Do a quick google search and you'll come up with all sorts of opinions, but I think in the long run it will get you what you want for far less money and far less pain.
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