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From: Octie Ham
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
Date: January 19, 2004
Earlier this month, I asked a similar question on my '59 Plymouth P/S gear. NAPA has a kit for seals, gaskets, etc. but no bearings or hard parts. When I talked with several people, I learned that one question to ask the rebuilder is: what will the final cost be for rebuilding my gear. Several shops will charge $250-300 to rebuild it, but add in extra cost for "parts". I'm from Michigan and I located a local shop who specializes in antique steering gears. It's called Harrys, located in Fraser, Mi. 586-296-2920. I visited them and talked about what "normal" problems they found inside the Mopar gear. The steering (output) shaft tends to wear under the seal and bushings. Fot this they spray weld and regrind the shaft to size - this is included in my $250 rebuild cost. I'll pick the gear up in a week and see in the spring what he car drives like.