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Adding Power Steering to my 1958 Chevy Apache

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Adding Power Steering to my 1958 Chevy Apache

Sweets22 Sweets22
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 06/30/09
01:40 PM

I am looking to add power steering to my 1958 Chevy Apache. It has a straight axle. What it the best way to do this? Please help

~Sweets~ Confused  

lorrob11 lorrob11
New User | Posts: 15 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 06/30/09
07:20 PM

For my 56, I picked up a CCP conversion, and found a Saginaw from a 71 pickup. It gets welded onto the outer frame. I dropped my straight axle 3". The tuffest part is the power steering pump install. No one sells a straight 6 conversion bracket set, so I made my own. Worked out well. If you have a 283/327/350 then it is a breeze. Brackets available galore. Email me and I'll send some pics.


tomb23 tomb23
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 07/31/09
09:16 AM

"58 had a Power Steering option if you can find one (LIKE MINE)  

3DavoC11 3DavoC11
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/05/10
04:10 PM

I have a 58 and i want to lower it front and back but still using straight axle and leaf springs.What is this CCP conversion and Saginaw,can you help?  

58apache3600 58apache3600
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 07/05/10
04:51 AM

CPP is a company (classic performance parts) like, Speedway, Brothers and Ecklers Classic Chevy.  

AnthonyAF AnthonyAF
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 04/11
Posted: 04/28/11
06:08 PM

Hi Rob,

just bought a 1966 C10 Chevy and think of adding power Steering, only thing is i am a novice...would you share your experience, findings? Would be a great help.
Where can i find the parts, what parts are the best for my truck, budget?...

What's your opinion on just having a new steering box, Idle arm,pitman...installed? Would it really improved the steering?

I have a 305 cu in 5L, heard it's very similar to the 350??