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Power rack
« on: May 01, 2017, 07:53:04 PM »
My wife just bought a 1948 chevy truck with a a 1971 pinto manual rack. I would like to convert to a power rack, but I am not sure what I need to purchase to make the conversion. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Power rack
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 01:21:44 PM »
well does the truck have the whole pinto steering system in it or just the rack , post a photo of the rack so we can make sure its a 71 rack or if your lucky a 74 up rack which is a bolt in , a photo is a thousand words here :o ,, later Blaine
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Re: Power rack
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 03:51:03 PM »
Here are some pictures. Metal tag says, 2E11A. SMCA

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Re: Power rack
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 06:49:22 PM »
Yes you do have a 71/72 pinto rack , and your pretty well stuck with that unless you cut it out and put in a newer cross member, the pluss side if you do it is a tad stronger , more front  coil springs are available along with larger brake rotors and wheel bolt patterns,  and power or manual racks are easy to get , that one must have been done along time ago, as long as it works keep it ,
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Re: Power rack
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 05:42:30 PM »
Thanks, I am putting on smaller front tires for the wife to try this summer. I will see how that goes before I spend a considerable amount of money upgrading to a power rack.