5-6. The core of the box’s versatility lies in the mounting design. Seven clocked attachment points make for easy fitment on a variety of applications by simply swapping out mounting brackets, like the one seen here for early F-100s.
7. A trio of spacers allows the box to attach to the stock frame points, while retaining the necessary clearance between the framerail, while retaining the proper relationship to the steering column.
8-9. A rag joint atop the box mates to a hollow DD shaft on the bottom of an aftermarket column, making hookup a breeze. For stock column applications, a bit of custom fabrication is necessary to mate the column to the box, a common occurrence when using an early, original column as the shaft was one piece from the steering wheel to the box.
10. Compare the size of the new CPP box on the right, with its simple bracket, and the larger Toyota box and its rather crude attaching feature.
11. CPP has offered a forged pitman arm with the Toyota tapered spline for years and it truly complements their new box when compared to a welded arm that was in the Toyota kits of the past.
12. A view through the back window of a ’60 Ford shows the angle of the steering column necessary when using a Toyota steering box. Note that not only is it off center, but that the bottom is angled to the right as well, resulting in an off-perpendicular steering wheel arrangement.
13. When it comes to retrofitting an F-100 equipped with a Toyota steering box with one of CPP’s new power boxes, there are a few items that need to be fixed. The first is to relocate the steering column dash mount to get it back to center.
14. A new plate may be needed if the previous one was adapted for the offset column location. Here, a new plate has been installed; note the relationship of the steering shaft with the column opening.
15. From there, the column can be slid into place…
16. …and bolted down.
17. The simple mating of the column to the box is achieved via a rag joint and DD shaft.
18. The new pitman arm is clocked and attached before being mated to the original drag link.
19. Power steering hoses are then attached to the new box, the system is bled, and in an afternoon, you’ve got 21st century steering under your classic Ford.